Why Biden is the Perfect Pick

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  1. KenH

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    Why Biden is the Perfect Pick

    By Reid Wilson

    Barack Obama's campaign took far longer to pick his vice presidential nominee than many had anticipated. But after the wait, Obama realized the true importance of choosing a running mate: It is the only truly presidential decision any candidate gets to make before they are elected. By picking Joe Biden, Barack Obama passed that test.

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    But Biden meets the standard for a vice president. No one could credibly argue that the former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the current chair of the Senate Foreign Services Committee and the American Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili called upon to help mediate an end to the crisis with Russia is unprepared to be president. Biden is one of the few who compares favorably with John McCain's Senate resume -- the Delaware Senator's two committee chairs were much more prominent than McCain's stints atop the Commerce and Indian Affairs panels.

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    He will guarantee a good debate performance as well. Of the zingers from the primary debates, Biden owned one of perhaps the two best lines -- that Rudy Giuliani's sentence structure consisted of "a noun and a verb and 9/11." (The other great shot would have been Mike Huckabee's shot at John Edwards' $400 haircut). Biden will not follow in tbe footsteps of Joe Lieberman or Edwards, both Democrats who were criticized for their weak debate performances, and McCain will be hard-pressed to find a running mate who can clearly beat Biden toe-to-toe.

    - rest at www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/08/why_biden_is_the_perfect_pick.html
     
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    I hate to admit Ken, cause I don't like to think I was wrong, but the more I read the more I think this may have been the right political choice.

    Disclaimer to new readers - I DO NOT support Obama for president in any measure.
     
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    I will add my own disclaimer - I have not decided whom to vote for; however, as I said yesterday Senator Obama's selection of Senator Biden is a huge plus in my mind. I remember thinking while watching the Democratic debates that if I was going to vote in the Democratic primary(instead of for Congressman Ron Paul in the GOP primary) that I would have voted for Senator Biden - based on his foreign policy.
     
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    I'm still not convinced that Biden is the best pick. Still not convinced that their admin would not run roughshod over the Constitution. Still not willing to say that this ticket is the end of civilization, though. So I'm in the minority around here all the way around :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Can I join your exclusive group?
     
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    I have to admit to being a little bit confused over the excitment of Biden being picked for VP.

    If he is the right guy why wasn't he more accepted by the voters when he was running for the nomination as President?

    Obama picked the guy that got the least votes during the primaries.
     
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    I'm no expert on Joe Biden but from what I understand he's got some controversial issues to overcome. And this from the lame stream media. Evidently he's good at putting his foot in his mouth.
     
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    What are the chances of Liberman being McCain's running mate? While I have trouble with Liberman's view on abortion rights he might make McCain a good running mate.
     
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    In my opinion, it is just plain dumb to pick a running mate who gave you so many negative jabs during a primary. The republicans have to be grinning from ear to ear.

    The next dumb move will be if McCain does the same. I pray he is smart enough to stay away from those who cut him up in the primary and pick a solid conservative/pro-life governor. I hope all this talk about him picking a pro-murder VP is nonsense as well. If he does, this election is truly up for grabs for he will not get the Evangelical vote and with both candidates making dumb picks it will be anybody's ball game.

    With this VP pick Obama has demonstrated his lack of foresight and this is a huge plus for McCain. We'll see if McCain makes the same dumb move.

    God Bless!
     
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    Senator Lieberrman is as liberal as Senator Obama and Senator Biden on domestic issues.

    Also, Senator Lieberman is about as neo-con as one can be on foreign policy. Neo-cons are extremely dangerous to the future of the United States.
     
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    So you must think that Ronald Reagan make a really, really stupid move in picking George H.W. Bush in 1980. George H.W. Bush called Reagan's economic plan, "voodoo economics".
     
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    I'm going to show my ignorance here but what is a neo-con?
     
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    A neo-conservative is one who wants the United States to promote democracy worldwide through the use of military force, as in Iraq.
     
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    What is wrong with this picture (Obama and Biden)?

    Doesn't it look very silly? Here is a nobody Obama with no experience in the number one position and a somebody Biden with high experience in the number two position having to answer to the rookie! They just look silly on stage together in that light. Something is very wrong with the Democratic electing process. Obama should have picked a solid governor, maybe someone young with fresh ideas and goals as well. I think this ticket is a huge flop come November despite any polls or hipe to the contrary. When it come right down to the rubber meeting the road the people are not going with a rookie. MHO.

    Unless McCain does something stupid, he will be the next Pres.
     
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    You're dreaming.

    Weren't you the one who thought that Mke Huckabee was going to be the next big thing in the GOP? :)
     
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    I wasn't envolved in politics back then, but yes that would be stupid I think. Apparantly it did not hurt his election, but I don't know how weak his opponant was. Like I said, if McCain is as stupid, all bets are off!
     
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    Yes, I recall from our previous conversations that you don't have the background in political history that I do. :)
     
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    I defended his positions with scripture. But God did not want him for the next term. It is down to two now. It is exciting to watch God work this out. Right now, it appears to me He is going for McCain, but that could change at anytime as truths unfold. We'll see!
     
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    Absolutively!! I was a Reagan supporter but thought that a totally foolish move on his part!

    Oh wait - you weren't talking to me.

    But we (family and friends) were just talking about this yesterday :)
     
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    Does this mean that Ralph Nader has a chance to get elected? :eek:

    Tim Reynolds
     

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