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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Joe Biden picked as Obama's VP
That's according to Obama's own website.
A decent article on Senator Biden (Delaware) is here.
Not much of a surprise, although I imagine some Hillary supporters will be feeling a little blue in the morning...
Posted by Terrence Watson on August 23, 2008 | Permalink
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No surprise here - Biden is everything Obama is not: experienced, Christian, from the continental US :) It helps balance his ticket. It's a good choice.
Now who will McCain pick?
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-08-23 6:18:53 AM
In the "you heard it here first" department ...
"I do wonder if Obama does pick Joe Biden to be his running mate whether this smear attempt will come back around. Biden, of course, was knocked out of the 1988 presidential race when he was accused of plagiarising then British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock."
"Results 1 - 10 of about 669 for Biden Kinnock"
Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-08-23 9:05:03 AM
I'd like to point out that the strategy of combining an inexperienced politician with an ultimate insider has worked before. JFK and LBJ in 1960. Nixon and Agnew in 1968 and 1972. Reagan and Bush 41 in 1980 and 1984. Clinton and Gore in 1992 and 1996. and Bush 43 and Cheney in 2000 and 2004. This could help Hopey McChange if he doesn't screw up.
My hope was that McCain would announce his running mate last night before Obama could.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-08-23 9:16:30 AM
McCain now has it made in the shade. He just needs to add Hutchinson from Texas or the Governor of Alaska to his ticket to get the female 'Hillary' voters and he will be the next President.
Posted by: Markalta | 2008-08-23 10:26:28 AM
I was sitting on the fence where Obama's candidacy was concerned until this announcement. I didn't see him as being much better or much worse than any other Democratic candidate. But it is now more important than ever to make sure Obama does not capture the White House.
Joe Biden is the main impetous behind the extreme and politically correct Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has been wreaking havoc with basic human rights and the American constitution for years. Any man who lives with a female partner, or has a buddy who does, and yet plans to vote for Obama needs to (a) have his consciousness raised, (b) have his head examined, or (c) make plans now to sign over his property and his children in the event of domestic disharmony. He should also start squirreling away some cash in a secret safety deposit box or bank account, so he can pay for a criminal defense lawyer what he is accused of domestic violence. He might escape with his liberty, if nothing else.
Posted by: Grant Brown | 2008-08-23 11:38:01 PM
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