2008 It’s Biden
posted by August 22 at 22:01 PMon
Well, that was fun.
Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware is Barack Obama’s pick as vice presidential running mate, The Associated Press has learned.
Biden, 65, is a veteran of more than three decades in the Senate, and one of his party’s leading experts on foreign policy, an area in which polls indicate Obama needs help in his race against Republican rival John McCain.
And, yeah, I was wrong.
And… so… Biden is 65, right?
So if Obama gets elected and survives—excuse me, serves—two terms, then Biden will be 73 when it’s “his turn” to run for president. Biden will be older in 2016 than John McCain is right now, and McCain is older than a whole lot of stuff. Doesn’t that mean BIden will be too old to run for president in 2016? Is he going to go the Dick Cheney route? Are we going to have two VPs in a row who pledge not to run for president themselves? Or eight years from now are we all going to pretend that we didn’t mock that McCain dude back in ‘08 and insist that he was too old to be president?
Oh, and what he said:
Nobody really cares who John McCain’s VP is.
I have to say that I’m not all that excited by the Biden choice. I was for Jim Webb. But during the Dem primary debates Biden demonstrated a skill that we usually associate with Republicans: Biden can attack someone’s supposed strength and instantly transform it into a weakness. Biden takes down Giuliani:
Here’s hoping he can do something similar to John “You Can’t Say That—I Was a POW!” McCain. VPs are supposed to be the attack dogs. Go get him, Joe.