Ain't Abidin' Joe Biden for VP!

@RevSkull (271)
Tokelau
August 20, 2008 5:02pm CST
He can best serve the country as on of the most senior Senators. If I were Obama, I'd pick any one of several strong women in the House of Representatives...other than Nancy Pelosi. I don't think he should pick anyone who is more than a few years older than him and he needs to avoid someone who is so ingrained in Washington. Choosing Joe Biden would be a complete turn around in his message. I hope he is smarter than that.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I must respectfully disagree with you, I think Biden is the best possible choice given all that's going on in the world and the fact that the right is attacking Obama's "lack of experience". The fact of the matter is, when it comes to foreign policy Biden can clean McCain's clock any day of the week. Also, while he's been a Senator for a long time but he hasn't really fit in as a Washington "insider" like some do. He takes the train home daily and remembers his humble, blue-collar background in my home state of Pa. Annie
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@RevSkull (271)
• Tokelau
21 Aug 08
Almost all good points Annie but it would take off some of Barack's other advantages by eliminating the age issue and the change mantle. Only Hilary would unite the Republican base more. If Biden is announced before McCain chooses his guy, McCain will take Lieberman and this race will be as close as the last two.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Here are my thoughts: Choosing any woman other than Hillary will totally alienate some of Hillary's staunch female supporters who will see that as a slap in the face but choosing Hillary will excite the conservatives even if they're not totally happy with McCain. If Obama picks Biden and McCain turns around and picks his BFF Lieberman he'll lose his base completely because although those of us more on the left don't support Lieberman the right dislike him more because he's a social liberal being pro-choice. I understand some think that idea was floated to get people fired up so McCain can turn around and pick a pro-choice Republican such as Tom Ridge. Limbaugh and his flunkies are already railing against the very thought of McCain picking someone who's pro-choice and McCain already ruled it out before he said he wouldn't rule it out, so who knows! Hopefully, we'll all know soon. Annie
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
21 Aug 08
His name is Evan Bayh and he was a strong Hillary supporter. His choice would probably go over well with the Hillary people but he is also a little light on experience.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I really haven't been paying too much attention to his VP possibilities because frankly, they don't matter nearly as much as McCain's VP choices. I do think that choosing any woman who's first name isn't "Hillary" would ruin his chances as many of her supporters would feel even more slighted than they did when he beat her in the nomination. At least I can agree with you that Pelosi would be a poor choice. I think someone like Biden would probably be a good bet though.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I'm not all that crazy about Bidden as a choice either. I've always thought he was arrogant. Not that an arrogant VP is a new one. After 8 years of Cheyney Bidden might even seem humble but I still would prefer another choice. Can anybody lure Al Gore out of retirement?
@devylan (695)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I think you're right. I don't think he should pick Joe Biden for VP, but then again, I don't think he should pick any of the candidates he ran against. I'm just not sure anymore, though, because near the beginning I had thought that an Obama/Hillary or Hillary/Obama ticket would have definitely been a force to be reckoned with, but now, I think they pushed themselves so far away from each other in their viewpoints, that it wouldn't necessarilly make any of the Hillary supporters happy. In fact, they may question themselves and who they are truly voting for again, to the point where they might decide not to vote at all. And we all should know, not voting might as well be a vote for the other side.