Joe Biden…Hot DAWG!!!
Here’s a smorgasbord of opinions on Smokin’ Barry’s Veepstakes winner:
I’ve got to tell you, as someone who is very concerned that Smokin’ Barry Obama never reach the White House, given his latent socialism and breathtaking inexperience, I am thrilled with the choice of Joe Biden as his running mate. Tim Kaine, though he lacks experience and would have made this clearly the least-experienced ticket in memory, is nonetheless a popular governor in the Old Dominion, which has become a swing state. Evan Bayh would also have been a strategic choice, as Indiana is a critical state as well. Hillary, for her foibles, would have introduced a real wildcard into the whole affair. Bill Richardson has some appeal too. What does Joe Biden bring? On the one hand, I’ll concede that he does add “weight” to the ticket; he’d probably make a better veep than some I’ve named. But on the biggest front, I think he adds absolutely zero to this ticket in the area of electibility. Yes, I realize that vice-presidents typically don’t add a lot, but in states like VA and IN, it might not take a lot to push the Messiah over the top and give him an electoral victory. And in that regard Biden, from tiny blue-state Delaware, adds nothing. Further, he’s a loudmouth, and is almost guaranteed to say some stupid things in this election. I’ll tell you, I’m thrilled by this choice.
Now, it’s up to McCain to make a good move in choosing his veep. Politically-speaking, Obama’s choice of Biden could be nicely trumped if John McCain were to choose Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, to share the ticket with him. Sarah is an incredible woman, a fresh face (OK, sure, she doesn’t have all that much experience, I grant) who would put a wonderful new face on the GOP. From what I know of her, I believe that she would impress a whole lot of people, and might put McCain over the top. Stay tuned…