What happened to Obama's "hope and change"?
The below two paragraphs are from the Washington Free Beacon: http://freebeacon.com/politics/cnn-latest-biden-gaffe-really-bad-moment-for-white-house/
The “Hope and Change” promised by Barack Obama and Joe Biden in 2008 “didn’t happen,” according to none other than Biden himself during a speech Wednesday.
“Everybody says because we tried in ’08 and it didn’t happen, it’s not possible,” Biden said. “Wrong. We’ve gone through these periods before … Folks, this is totally within our power. Change for the better is absolutely possible, and I believe it’s close to inevitable if you’re the drivers of it.”
National Journal’s Ron Fournier on Thursday argued Biden saying this was a “really bad moment for the White House.”
“He basically conceded the original sin of the Obama presidency which is we promised to at least start changing Washington and we failed. And then later on what he does say? We can change things if we’re the drivers of the change. Well, who has been driving the last five and a half years? It was a really bad moment for the White House,” Fournier said on CNN’s New Day.
Where is the gaffe here? *He's* not saying hope and change didn't happen, he's saying that others - probably African Americans as poor now as they were then - are saying it didn't happen.
Sure would like to see those two sentences in CONTEXT!