Saturday, August 23, 2008

biden biden biden

So, I'm sure everyone's heard by now that Barack Obama has chosen Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate. I heard the news late last night on CNN, and apparently Obama's super-secret text message that was supposed to pre-empt the media coverage ended up being sent out at around 3 a.m.

Surely, when Democrats receive a text message at 3 a.m. it's usually from Hillary Clinton.

Eileen at Poll Dancing has a great analysis of Obama's VP decision.

Our take: Biden may not necessarily help Obama win the election the way someone like Clinton would've, but Biden will definitely be a post-election asset when it's actually time to govern.

For a relatively new kid on the block like Barack Obama, he needs the balance that Joe Biden can provide: proven leadership, strength on foreign affairs, bipartisan appeal, and a Washington insider's perspective.

Not to mention, he's really funny. Which will make things more interesting. A lot of folks are commenting on Biden's inability to "roll over and take it," so to speak. He stands up for himself, and will undoubtedly be a fighter for the Democrats and Obama. These attributes will lend a hand for the rest of the campaign season, as John McCain continues to roll out attack ad after attack ad.

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