Moving on

May 28, 2008 by susan
glamorous Joe biden

Barb and I are very busy people. Okay, Barb is. I'm just one of those people who feels very busy.
I'm in a post Memorial day slump. All that flag wavin' about dying for the good old red white and blue in wars with no purpose leaves me tuckered out.
And I'm in Michigan where it's very very cold, frost on the roof last night and no heat in this house. And no news. Ahhh.
Except the occasional snippet which I catch online before the service cuts out.
Today's snippet was yesterday's column by Bob Herbert about Joe Biden. Herbert cites Biden's defense of Barack Obama: “I refuse to sit back like we did in 2000 and 2004. This administration is the worst administration in American foreign policy in modern history — maybe ever. The idea that they are competent to continue to conduct our foreign policy, to make us more secure and make Israel secure, is preposterous. ... Every single thing they’ve touched has been a near-disaster.”
Amen Joe.

I'm not a huge Biden fan, and his ego, it's said, would overflow a supertanker. But I love him for this and for other things he's saying about this administration and about his old friend John McCain. He's very smart, he knows foreign policy, he's good, if long-winded, in debates, and despite a certain tinge of smarminess, (see photo above) he's a friend to women. He worked tirelessly with Sheila and Paul Wellstone on Violence Against Women legislation.

So, I'm wondering, does Biden as VP get Obama anything? Any thoughts? The Clothesline is open.

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Orv (not verified) | May 29, 2008 - 7:42am

My guess is Bill Richardson--good for the Hispanic vote, executive experience as governor, and early endorser, in spite of having been in Clinton administration. Excellent credentials and experience.


DKNY (not verified) | May 29, 2008 - 7:50am

Biden good, so is Richardson.


barbara says (not verified) | May 29, 2008 - 8:18am

Edwards, although that leaves out half the country, geographically. Does that matter?

Lefty, if you're readin', are you thinking this is the right time for Schweitzer? Haven't seen his name popping up.


susan | May 29, 2008 - 11:03am

Heard tell that Edwards is not interested in doing the VP thing again. But attorney general is another matter.
Richardson good, though it's always rumored that he has some womanizing in his past that will surface. (And I say, who cares? But, they do care.)


barbara says (not verified) | May 29, 2008 - 4:08pm

I'm not sure the United States is adult enough to accept two non-white males at the helm. We are a racist country at heart, even now.


leftymn (not verified) | May 29, 2008 - 8:21pm

Barbara knows I like Gov Schweitzer of Montana because he is a non Blue Dog Dem as governor of a Reddish state...but I think he has more or less removed himself from consideration..
I believe Clinton will be offered it, and allowed to turn it down. I still think a decision has to be made based on the strength in the electoral college... if you take the Kerry states and toss out Ohio and Florida, you can still win by locking down alot of states in play and trending Blue. So look toward a VP with sway in the area of Colorado,New Mexico, Nevada; or in Virginia, PA and Iowa... I sense a any case, these GOP losses in solid GOP congressional districts of late are very bad omens for the party of Lincoln.

Last week McCain released over 1100 pages of medical records in an exclusive press meeting (the NYT was not invited) and today Obama released a one page letter from his internist saying he was in excellent health... his bp is about 90 over 60..... One could say that encapsulates one part of this campaign completely... McCain's age will continue to be a major problem for him. Especially in light of Obama's youth and vigor, and also because of a much larger turnout this year among the under 35 year old age group which could tilt many states to Obama in the GE.