Much has been (and will be) noted about Biden/Obama, but several items stand out.
First, Hillary wasn’t even vetted — a slam on her supporters. Very few expected Obama to pick Hillary (since Michelle didn’t want her), but not even to consider her? Quite an in-your-face to Hillary supporters (about 1/4 of which say they’ll vote McCain, while less than half support Obama, if recent polls are correct).
And the choice of Biden admits Obama lacks experience and desperately needs someone who actually understands the issues, as Obama switches positions as most people change clothes (daily). After the disastrous performance at Saddleback, voters are left wondering — does this guy believe anything, or will he say anything to be elected?
Of course, Biden fits in well with the flip-flopping Obama. Biden (rightly) called Obama inexperienced and the Presidency isn’t on the job training. Biden also said he’d never accept the VP slot.
Biden must flip-flop on both of those issues to be on the ticket, so he’ll fit in well with Obama’s flip-flops on FISA, gun control, campaign finance, Jerusalem/Israel, and so on (Biden is actually a far better choice than Obama — the ticket really should be Biden/Obama, and not the other way around).
The reality is Obama is the choice — the VP doesn’t really do anything. No matter how many people Obama adds to his staff with actual experience, the reality is Obama himself is completely unprepared for the job he’s running for. Obama combines the elitism and arrogance of the Clintons, the naive and pathetic foreign-policy ideas of Jimmy Carter, the unstable flip-flopping of John Kerry, and the I’ll-raise-your-taxes popular with socialists and proponents of income redistribution — all in one flawed ticket, and the addition of Biden doesn’t minimize Obama’s inexperience or elitism.
In short, Obama combines all the worst qualities of previous Democratic failures into one person, but without any of the positive qualities those failures possessed.
Finally, the choice of Biden just proves the “hope and change” theme is totally and completely dead and buried; the choice of yet another Washington old-time insider to Obama’s staff shows once again Obama is nothing more than a garden variety far-left liberal, who’s attempting to wrap himself in the “change” flag, while behind the scenes doing the same old Washington dance.
Nothing to see here, move along.
… others just shake their heads at the racism of anyone who could possibly have a problem with a very left-wing politician with almost no experience, who often sounds like his campaign slogan is: “People of Earth! Stop Your Bickering. I Am From Harvard, And I’m Here To Help.”
Perhaps therein lies the answer to this supposed mystery. Indeed, perhaps there’s no mystery at all, and Obama’s problems are the same problems Democrats always have at the presidential level: He’s an elitist.
Crazy idea for the day — McCain picks Hillary as VP, sweeping into office with an electoral landslide, as Obama only wins his home state (barely).
OK, maybe not, but a new McCain ad wonders why Obama never answers the questions which Hillary and Biden raised during the primaries (and which Biden will now flip-flop on).
John McCain’s campaign has decided to start some trouble between the Democrats just as they’ve gathered for their convention in Denver. Their new ad, “Passed Over”, asks why the woman who received 18 million votes for the nomination never even made it to the short list for the VP nomination. Team McCain’s answer? The ego of Barack Obama couldn’t handle it …
However, the McCain team found the right formula in this spot. Instead of just focusing on the injustice Hillary received, the ad makes it about Obama and his inability to deal with her criticisms. This calls into question Obama’s leadership and his ability to separate the personal from the job — as well as refloat all of the specific issues Hillary mentions in these clips.