Vice President Joseph Biden on Monday night upped the ante around the already quite-dramatic assassination of Osama bin Laden.
From the pool report of Biden's comments during a fundraising event in New Jersey come these quotes.
You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there.
Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president?
This guy is willing to do the right thing and risk losing.
Without taking anything away from the quite dangerous raid to get bin Laden, there are other commander-in-chief calls that could compete for historical audaciousness. Biden's penchant for rhetorical flair may have been at work. But at other points, he was decidedly on message.
"Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive," he said, according to the pool report. "Think about it."