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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Biden Joins a New Club

Joe Biden has been officially tapped as the Vice Presidential candidate and with that selection brings him into a new club.

Biden is anything but a representative of change. He is seeking his seventh term as a United States Senator and that brings him into an elite club. Senator Dan Quayle went 2 for 2 in his simultaneous election to the Senate and Vice President, Joe Lieberman went 1 for 2 being re-elected as a Senator but losing VP. What will Biden do?

There is a question as to whether the Delaware constitution will allow Biden to run for both offices at the same time, the Attorney General may have to issue an interpretation. Joe Biden may be familiar with the AG in Delaware, his name is Beau Biden, his son.

More on the selection;
  • The choice of Biden is somewhat of an admission of guilt from the Obama campaign on the issue of his lack of experience, even Biden acknowledged that point. 
  • Joe Biden is the consummate Washington insider, that which Obama is running against. 
  • Joe Biden finished last in the primary, only garnering 9500 votes during the primary which was .0005 % of the votes that Hillary captured so he is not exactly a riveting figure to the electorate.   
  • Joe Biden and Barack Obama considerably disagree on foreign policy. Biden said he would not meet unconditionally with some foreign leaders, Biden strongly support the Iraq war and called Obama absent from the debate.

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