The campaign of Republican Presidential nominee John McCain has seized on remarks that Joseph Biden, the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, made last week. At a Seattle fundraiser, Biden said that "it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama...we're going to have an international crisis to test the mettle of this guy." The McCain campaign has been running an ad attempting to show that these remarks highlight Obama's foreign policy inexperience. For this observer, the McCain campaign's claim demonstrates a frightening hubris. The next President - whether it is Obama or McCain - will be tested by multiple crises. To think that that the mercurial McCain, who will turn 73 next August, will be a steadier hand in the crises of the next four years is highly questionable at best. Barack Obama (endorsed by TER) has shown himself to be a calm presence, even in the cauldron of three debates with McCain. This observer is far more comfortable with the steadiness and intelligence of Barack Obama at the helm during the coming crises, domestic and foreign, than the uncertain temperament and health of John McCain.