I know the beauty contest national polls are a dead heat, but the electoral math is trending further in Obama's favor. Which is what matters. I have never understood how a writer can acknowledge that, as Eli did on the radio yesterday, and then proceed to pontificate as if they had no clue about it.
Indeed, I really thought it was going to be either Sen. Jim Webb (VA), Gov. Evan Bayh (IN) or Gov. Tim Kaine (VA). I only thought of Rep. Chet Edwards (TX) yesterday. It's safe and not necessarily a surprise. Biden is qualified no doubt. However, big caveat for Dems is TWO Northern Liberal Democrats do not a victory make. Consider this: no non-Southern Dem has won the Presidency in nearly 50 years (Kennedy in 60' and he had a Southerner, LBJ on the ticket). In fact if my history is correct, when the Dems DID have two Northern liberals on the ticket (Humphrey/Muskie in 68', McGovern/Shriver in 72' & Mondale/Ferraro in 84') they were clobbered.
Good selection overall but a cross sea looms. I wish them good luck.
Megan, I meant to address you.
I thought it was Biden two weeks ago, and I was right. And the introductory speeches (both Obama's and Biden's) make it look pretty good. Biden is kick-ass. McCain's got nothing to go up against that.
Best moment: when Biden "accidentally" said "after four, eight years of Bush and McCain" as if McCain was Bush's veep.
It is going to be a blast watching Obama take the high ground and Biden taking McCain out to the woodshed.
@4 yeah, I also liked "Bush-McCain foreign policy." Also, the "four more years" tactic is smart.
Biden did OK, although I think it fortunate that they won't speak together like this often. Obama is impossible to follow.
P.S. A glimpse of Biden's voting record:
From the first paragraph, I can't find mein in the dictionary. Mane?
WTF? Do you think all the Bubba swing voters and older women makinga minimum wage and shopping at Wallmart in Ohio, IN, VA are going to study Joe Biden's careet and say to themselves, well gee Earl, if this Joe Biden fella was young and did a right fine job representing the huge complex state of delaware in the Senate, then that means the young fella Obama can run the USA and the world?
Please. Stop making up silly arguments to make Obama look good.
Look Biden's a good choice--better than Kaine Bayh etc. He helps plug the experience gap. But mainly a VP choice does NOT change the overall dynamic of the race.
What's more hopeful is actually the fact that Biden's whole speech was about the economy--hopefully written by Obama staffers and hopefully this means the Obama campaign is going to focus on the economic kitchen table kind of talk that will reach those undecided and swing voters who can't be gotten by talking vaguely about hope and change.
Good luck to the ticket.
Hey, Susan, since you're planning on hanging around even without a shred of hope for Hillary, let's talk.
Have you always been a racist? Were you a little white supremacist girl as far back as you can remember? Or did you start to hate blacks as an adult? Will you still want to be an American after we have a black president, or will you emigrate to nazistan or wherever racists emigrate to? Would you consider going there right now? Would you like help with a bus ticket?
@10, yes, blacks are subhuman. Only rich white woman can save our nation. I am PC and I am Aryan!
I picked Biden as Obama's VP two years ago, although he wasn't my preference he will certainly bring the Delaware electorate.
our voices have been silenced and the cultists false messiah have brought done our one chance for a better world hillary clinton is not finished she wiill return and take back what she rightfully deserves slick barry hasnt fooled all of us we will resist we will triumph history will prove us right they may be content to casually associate with terrorists and infidels but we are not the media will not touch their favorite son they will not report on the bodies the murders the money that has been taken but others have and the truth will be known god prevails even over your false one justice may be slow but one day slick barry will face teh justice system for his sins how will you like it when your chosen one is in jail even if he asks for a change in venue we can believe in rezko wright carlson price all of them will come back to haunt him in the end we will be victorious hillary prevails
maybe Biden and Lieberman can have a fuck off and we get Conn. as well as Del.
And of course, Nevada and Alaska and Montana might be in play ... this is getting weird
Folks chant electoral college - BIG states matter a lot, lot , lot ...
LOL, what babies these Red Bushies are, and how deeply they hate 99 percent of America.
News flash - if you're not NOW part of the top 0.1 percent of America that thinks owning seven homes is "middle class" you're being screwed by the Bush/McCain regime.
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