2008 Meet Joe Biden
posted by August 23 at 11:50 AMon
Eli Sanders introduces you to Obama’s running mate in a just-posted web exclusive story. An excerpt:
National polls have shown the race between Obama and John McCain tightening to a virtual dead heat in recent weeks. Something clearly needs to change for team Obama, and the selection of Biden definitely has the potential to help. On many of the issues where Obama has proven most vulnerable to attack, Biden offers either a strong additional defense or a direct refutation to charges that McCain has been lobbing lately.
Take the question of Obamaís relative inexperience. Biden, who has served six terms in the Senate and is currently chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, offers not only a strong boost to the ticketís experience quotient but an object lesson is the flimsiness of the current attack on Obamaís experience. Biden was first elected to his post at age 30. Before that, his only previous experience had been a stint as a county councilman in Delaware. His political biography, then, is a near-perfect antidote to all the McCain campaign talk about how Obama canít be president because heís just too young and anyway was a state legislator in Illinois just four years ago.
Read the entire article here.