Saturday, August 23, 2008

Acting White: Obama Selects Biden

Obama's pick reminds me of Geo. Bush selecting Dick Cheney, where voters could assume a similar bolt of cloth for those two - but, an assumption I doubt people will make with Obama and anybody. Put another way, Obama has been saying how he is different, and a change agent, and voters might buy this, but Biden does not carry that message too well in my view.

James C. Collier


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Anonymous said...

I think you hit the nail right on the head. I would have liked for Obama to pick someone who wasn't as entrenched in DC as Biden, because that'll make it hard for Obama to be the true "change" candidate. I think a governor would have been a much better choice.

AAW said...

@ heavy d!

A governor would not have been feasible since it is better to have a governor (a la Reagan, Clinton) at the top of the ticket. Even if Obama had chose Gov. Kaine, it would have been a disaster since Kaine is very new to the national scene.

@ Acting White:

I wouldn't call this pairing Bush/Cheney but more like JFK/LBJ.

Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming said...

In a joint appearance with Obama 12 hours after Obama announced that Biden was his choice for vice president, Biden called Obama an inspiration to millions with “steel in his spine” and “a clear-eyed pragmatist who will get the job done.”

Really I know NOTHING about USA politics.
Did you ever watched BBC's Yes Minister?
I think that TV series TELLS all about politics vertex.

Anonymous said...

Biden is for the Racist White Folk Vote. Ever since Obama first ran you knew he was going to pick a white dude rather he be a military guy or this Regular Joe ass guy he has now. The masses will not accept Obama until they see a white guy standing behind him making sure if the N gets out of hand someone white will take over.

So Yo Joe!

Anonymous said...

Obama isnt even black. Ha ha

Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming said...


Some will call you an ignorant or worst [maybe you ARE - but who cares], BUT I saw a blueprint in YOU!

Now I'll forget about you!

Black really means WHAT?

I am Black, they'll never let me forget it. I am black all right, I'll never let them forget it!

Jack johnson

James C. Collier said...

A Clinton-turned-Obama supporter (white woman) told me Obama's change message has run out of rope, and the Biden pick was consolation to not picking Clinton at VP. I think Hillary is happy where she is secretly waiting for Barack to go down in flames, so she can run again in four years.

Anonymous said...

I say again that Americans have never yet elected a candidate who told them that he was going to raise their taxes.

Our country is going down the tubes, and raising taxes will only accelerate that.

With Obama as the most liberal person in the Senate, and Biden as number three, the Dems are offering Pelosi, Reid, and two of the most liberal men in office to a country that has zero faith in government -- voters hate Congress even more than we hate Bush.

As this becomes understood, voters will reject this offer. I'll take bets on this.

I am not a McCain supporter, either, so don't respond with telling me how he is better or worse.

Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming said...

@james c. collier

In politics YOU concede, if not you become a tyrant!
Also he will be the president of ALL USA citizens, not only of those like that lady!

Change NEVER come from the OUTSIDE!
The urge maybe, but for IT to take effect you must use the trojan horse trick or something!
If you choose someone just because of that word - CHANGE [that requires mostly the effort of those who do NOT want to - THE MAJORITY] then you did not get it!
Choosing Clinton would have meant Capitulation [not even the pachyderm candidate INSULTED Omaba as did Clinton].

No ONE SHOULD ever capitulate as long a President [better even with the USA mentality]

And you should read something in those Clinton supporters who desire to SEE Omaba lose. What is BEST, to be beaten BY a loser or by a winner?
If you choose the first choice then you are a CRASS!

In politics there are only two doors - Win or Lose.

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