Saturday, August 23, 2008

Say it's so: Joe!

I am SO happy Barack picked Joe Biden. I had hoped all along that he'd be picked for all kinds of reasons but here are the main ones: (color-coded for all you who don't have time to read this whole thing:

1) name recognition. Sorry, but it matters. He ran for president - with distinction I might add, one of the few candidates whose profiles was raised in a good way after this run anyway (I'd include Bill Richardson in that category.

2) His bio: a long-time Senator who has never had a home in DC - takes the train home every weekend to be with his family, a terrifically smart guy who is Chair of Senate Foreign relations and yet somehow is down-to-earth. I can't think of a single foreign policy wonk you can say that of, in fact quite the opposite (cit: Anthony Lake, Madeleine Albright etc.) Okay MAYBE Les Aspin. Nah not even him really even tho he was a midwest guy. Plus he's been through some heavy-duty stuff, losing his wife and daughter to a drunk driver in 1972 just a month and a half after he was elected to the Senate for the first time. He has been married to his second wife for over 30 years. He is a class act. Yes he speaks before he thinks sometimes, but his heart is in the right place.

3) Geography. Born in Pennsylvania, moved to Delaware -- somehow just lost Steve Martin's cadence, sorry...

There are other reasons but packing has now taken precedence over this...there will always be problems with any choice, and I can think of a few with Joe as well, but I think they make an excellent team.


At August 24, 2008 8:35 AM , Blogger Pua Ford said...

Keep up the good work, Jen--

I was wondering how to keep an eye on the Convention when I go to work at the Amity BOE meeting tomorrow night. I'll give the twitter a try, too. --pua

At August 24, 2008 1:24 PM , Blogger Dave Nalle said...

It troubles me that Obama picked a fellow Senator. It seems like a mistake when Congress has the lowest approval rating of all time in national polls. I'm also concerned about Biden's history as a bit of a fascist. He's generally pro-war and one of the most active supporters of the insane war on drugs. IMO his foreign policy record is a negative rather than a positive. A history of bad foreign policy decisions doesn't inspire me.

BTW, have fun at the convention.


At August 26, 2008 3:32 PM , Blogger THE TRUTH said...

Well Jen you really need to check your facts..Bidens first wife was not killed by a drunk driver, it was a tragic accident but not at the fault of a drunk driver. The driver was not found guilty of any crime....

At September 2, 2008 11:37 PM , Blogger joselia said...

How can you praise Biden? He is a Zionist that supports a 6 billion in direct aid to Israel, money that can be used to fix US infrastructure and diminish the antagonism in the middle east.
Aren't you tired of the current US wars and sable rattling with Russia and Iran? The man supports nuclear attack on Iran? Have you thought about that?
Are ytou mad? The earth cannot afford a nuclear war.
and Henry K/ Liu Asian times
also Catherine Austin Fitts

for some perspective in US economics and politics.


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