Joe Biden should win some kind of prize for the most outlandish, if taken literally, campaign promise of the season. His campaign this afternoon sent out an e-mail with the subject line: "I will eat Rudy Giuliani alive at a debate."
If that doesn't grab your attention, nothing will.
From the fundraising appeal:
I can't wait to debate Rudy Giuliani.
Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani attacked the Biden plan for a political solution in Iraq, "They're saying, 'We will divide the country.' (The Iraqi government) has to decide to divide the country. We're trying to create stability over there."
I will eat Rudy Giuliani alive at a debate. Click here to contribute $25, $35, $50 or more to the campaign right now.
The former mayor never misses an opportunity to display how little he knows about foreign policy. My plan is to give regions in Iraq more control over their daily lives. It's a way for states to share power with a central government and achieve a political solution to the chaos there and it was endorsed by a bipartisan majority of 75 Senators, both Republican and Democrat. We've already seen it play out -- where local authorities have been given more control over their affairs, violence has gone down. Meanwhile, the Bush administration's attempt to create a strong central government is still not working -- for all the headlines the surge has created, we're no closer to a political solution in Baghdad than we were when the surge began months ago.
Folks, we've seen how dangerous it is to elect a president who doesn't understand how the world works. The last thing we need in the White House is four years of George W. Giuliani, or George W. Romney. Notice we haven't heard a word about their plans to reach a political solution in Iraq.
I promise you, when I am the Democratic nominee next year, I will eat them alive at the debates.
To call that raring to go would be an understatement.