Of the choices left, I hope it’s Biden
I’ll just say this and say it quickly: of Obama’s reputed short-list (and that follows the assumption that the short list that is being reported is actually his short list), I hope he chooses Biden. I’m not going to attack any other possibility, and would add that Tim Kaine did a phenomenal job on Meet The Press today, better than I’ve ever seen him. I will support, donate, and campaign enthusiastically for Barack Obama no matter whom he chooses to be his VP.
But if it comes to the choices we’re told it does, I hope it’s Biden.
Whether we like it or not, the press is going to continue to amplify that Obama has a lack of experience in foreign affairs. Whether we like it or not, many undecided voters (most of whom WANT to vote for a Democrat) are holding back out of concerns over experience. Whether we like it or not, this is an opening the McCain camp is going to find a way to attack effectively, if they haven’t already.
Biden isn’t perfect in many ways, and yes he steps on Obama’s message to a certain degree. But that doesn’t matter anymore. Obama is a black guy named Barack Obama – he IS change, and you could put Robert Byrd on the ticket and it will still be change.
But Joe Biden will slap back McCain every time he attacks on foreign policy, in that way that only Biden knows how. He will eat the entrails of McCain’s VP for lunch at the debate. And he will shut up the pundits from repeating over and over that the Dem ticket doesn’t have foreign policy experience.
Plus, he gets off some zingers, he’s been around a lot but he has a way of seeming authentic, he’s Catholic, and yes, locks up PA for good.
For those reasons, and others, I hope it’s Biden.