Friday, August 22, 2008

Running Mate Fun

The question of who Barack Obama’s running mate will be has dominated political discussion for days. Obama was supposed to announce his pick Thursday—but didn’t, since he felt that John McCain’s “house counting” gaffe was such a winning issue that announcing his choice would only be a distraction. Then he was supposed to announce Friday—but didn’t, though he promised that he had made his choice. For a while, Evan Bayh was supposed to be the running mate, then Obama told both Bayh and Virginia governor Tim Kaine that they would not be picked. Now, a text message announcing the pick will, supposedly, come out in the morning. And since the other two frontrunners have been eliminated, it seems that the pick will be Joe Biden. (I certainly hope so, otherwise this post will be irrelevant). Whatever his choice, Obama will appear with his running mate at a rally in Springfield, Illinois tomorrow.

Obama has gotten some good publicity from all this—for the last few days, I’ve been checking Drudge constantly to see if he decided. I think that many others have too, and it’s been the big story this week. But Obama doesn’t seem to quite realize the consequences—he will now have to announce that his pick is (probably) Joe Biden—on Saturday morning. There are many people who pay little attention to the news on weekends—which means that some people won’t hear about the decision till Monday. And while Joe Biden, I suppose, shored up Obama’s foreign policy credentials, it’s hard to see how he was worth all the build-up. The situation is a bit like the Star Wars prequels—great marketing, but the results were disappointing.


At August 23, 2008 at 1:04 PM , Anonymous LJG. said...

I feel like he ( Obama and Biden) just handed the election to McCain.

"Change we can believe in"?? With a guy who's been in the Senate for 35 years??

McCain's starting to look better.

At August 23, 2008 at 1:16 PM , Anonymous Optixmom said...

I am a Democrat and I do not support Comrade Barack Obama.
Barack Obama is one of those hypocritical turds in that Workplace Punchbowl. He Talks the Talk about Equal Pay for Equal work, but his walk is a staggering limp. This should come as no surprise to any woman with a brain, considering his own condescending behavior during the primaries, and considering his smug approval via silence of the worst public misogynous and sexest bashing of a woman by surrogates in the history of America. Barack Obama, the sexist pig, has set gender relations back at least 30 years. Frankly, I find it amazing that any self-respecting woman could forgive him.

I feel like he's just handed the election to McCain.

"Change we can believe in"?? With a guy who's been in the Senate for 35 years??
I think Obama thinks Biden will appeal to white middle aged women.
McCain's starting to look better.
In short, he's a lying sack of crap.

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