Obama Chooses Biden
I know Condi's not the topic here, but what the hell- she's creepy and I just wanted to remind everyone of that before I opine on Obama's selection for VP.
Stretch your political pundit-slogged memories back to January '07 and recall if you will when Joe Biden, in his quest for the presidency, said he thought Obama was "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
He said he meant to say "fresh," but guys like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson jumped all over the "niggas is dirty" implication.
Apparently Obama was not offended by Biden's unfortunate choice of words, and I think he was wise not to be thin skinned about it.
You see, it's Biden's tendency to blurt things out that makes him an ideal VP choice.
A presidential candidate needs a VP on the campaign trail who can do the dirty work. Biden hates Bush and all his crooked cronies, and he won't hesitate to mash McCain and Bush into one name.
"John McCainbush is a merely a continuation of the failed policies of Bushmccain."
I like that Biden is a seasoned legislator with mega foreign policy chops. I like that he's got a sunny disposition that belies his ability to kick the nuts off weaker guys like McCainbush.
Biden can goad McCainbush into one of his legendary fits of rage--hopefully in full view of the media.
Yeah, yeah Biden voted for the war, so?
The GOP maneuvered that vote so close to fall elections, ANY Democratic senator with further political aspirations was forced to appear ready to rumble to appease the imbecilic electorate.
Obama wasn't even in the U.S. Senate when the vote came up, and I'm not convinced that he would have risked condemnation at the time by voting against it.
Whatever the case, Obama needed to pick a savvy white male as a running mate. He's already a wild card- he didn't need to pick a chick or a Jew or another brother or anyone who was not a status quo whitey white male.
So Joe, get on with your bad self and start demonizing McCainbush. Don't hold back, dude, tell it like it is.