Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Strange Bedfellows: Obama & Biden

Investor's Business Daily couldn't help but notice the strange pairing of Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Joe Biden as the 2008 Democratic Party ticket.

"Barack Obama picks a loose-lipped running mate who voted for the Iraq War and questioned his readiness," the newspapers says in an editorial. "Obama says he wants a veep who'll challenge him. Instead, he got one who'll need to tutor him."

From the editorial:
It will be quite possibly the most verbose ticket in political history now that Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., has accepted a vice presidential nomination he earlier said he wouldn't accept from Barack Obama, who Biden once described as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."

Obama, the outsider candidate of change and hope has picked one of the few people who has been in Washington longer than John McCain. This is hardly the "change" Obama promised.

Obama has spoken proudly of always being against the war. Speaking to the Brookings Institution in 2005, Biden said: "We can call it quits and withdraw from Iraq. I think that would be a tragic mistake. Or we can set a deadline for pulling out, which I fear will only encourage our enemies to wait us out — equally a mistake."

Barack Obama is not ready for prime time and electing him president may be the biggest mistake of all. But that's not us speaking — it's Obama's running mate, Joe Biden.
Read the full editorial, "Strange Bedfellows," at the newspaper's Web site.

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