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Obama and Biden?

CNN's calling Joe Biden as Obama's VP pick


Huh? He picks the guy who made Time Magazine's Top 10 Campaign Gaffes for 2007 list by saying, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man."

This is the guy who said:

"I am not running for vice president," he said in a Fox interview. "I would not accept it if anyone offered it to me. The fact of the matter is I'd rather stay as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee than be vice president."


People are saying it's a move that covers foreign policy experience and gets him an attack dog, but ... out of the long list of names under consideration, that's the best he could do? I find it hard to believe this was the person on the short list with the fewest liabilities, or that his assets outweighed the drawbacks.

Let's just put it this way: I think he's given his adversaries an awful lot of material to work with by making this choice. Biden carries a lot of baggage with him. I'm hoping this is some sort of pre-convention misdirection.

At least it's not Hillary is about the most positive reaction I can come up with. :p

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catarzyna
Aug. 23rd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping this is some sort of pre-convention misdirection.

It appears to be true:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hqblog

I can't see why it would be announced for him to only take it back later. I'm not sure what to think of this development. I'm still voting for Obama. I just want to do some research and keep my mind open about Biden.

What would be worse is if McCain were to choose Mitt Romney. *shudders*
pointedview
Aug. 23rd, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yar, it's real at this point. I wrote the post at 2:53 am Eastern Time, back when it was just "Two anonymous Democratic sources are saying X ..." I'm sure they've updated the text of the story by now to show the official announcement.
catarzyna
Aug. 23rd, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Gotcha, I didn't take note of the time of the post. :-)
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