Word has leaked that Barack Obama intends to nominate Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) for the vice-presidential slot on the Democratic ticket. While I obviously wouldn’t like the great majority of Joe Biden’s politics, I will say off hand that he does strike me as genuine, which is a rare commodity these days to be sure [Update: I can’t believe I said something so stupid. I beg my readers’ forgiveness.]. A lot of people hate his unpolished demeanor; I find it to be refreshing. Only time will tell if this choice will help Obama make inroads against McCain (Biden has been in the Senate ten years more than McCain and has deep foreign policy credentials) and even with former Hillary supporters who are reticent to get on board.
Posted on August 23, 2008 by Michael Lawrence