13 thoughts on “Obama/Biden ’08!

  1. It’s time to put the rotting elephant out of our misery. Good luck Obama/Biden!

  2. Best part about it, I believe it clears the way for Chris Dodd to become head of the Foreign Relations Committee.

  3. They are really two sides of the same coin. Both jocks, both whip smart, both cool, and both experienced a lot of loss in their life. The fact that Biden is a 65 year-old white Irish-Catholic and Obama is a 47 year-old mixed race Hawaiian Congregrationalist just gives them different perspectives on life. I’d bet if they had both grown up in the other’s skin they would have turned out very similar.
    I think they will be good for one another. Obama’s discipline is going to rub off on Biden and Biden will help Obama be a bit more comfortable throwing punches. Biden knows a lot of people in the world, more than just about anybody, and I think that is why Obama picked him, to help govern in strange times. I can’t find fault with that. Biden will also do well explaining Iraq. He authored the Biden-Lugar amendment that authorized only the disarming of Saddam, not deposing him. It failed and he trusted in the word of the Government. One-third of America made the same mistake.
    Biden quotes this passage a lot…
    “History says, Don’t hope
    on this side of the grave.
    But then, once in a lifetime
    the longed for tidal wave
    of justice can rise up,
    and hope and history rhyme.
    So hope for a great sea-change
    on the far side of revenge.
    Believe that a further shore
    is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    and cures and healing wells.”
    – Seamus Heaney’s “The Cure at Troy”
    …if that’s what he believes then Obama did better than alright.

  4. My favorite thing about it is it paves the way for a tiny dose of new blood in the Senate. Obama can certainly spin this as part of his change agenda.
    I respect Biden’s work on the SFRC, so I’m liking the choice for that as well.
    BTW, did any of you sign up for the text thing? I did, but didn’t get the message. That is teh suxxors.

  5. Buggy, I signed up for the text and got it.
    At 3 a.m. mind, but I did get it. Mr. A signed up but didn’t get it. Weird.

  6. Colour me unimpressed. I didn’t think much of the Senator from MBNA to begin with, and now after he’s told the world that he has a “gorgeous wife with her PhD, and that’s a problem,” I’m ready to drop-kick him through a plate-glass window. Very fucking funny, asshole. Those “Here comes trouble!” kidding-on-the-square jokes that follow you around when you’re smart, female, and formally educated get wearing after a while…

  7. I don’t know much about Biden (other than his Iraq vote and the MBNA vote), but a couple of diarists on DKos posted pieces of his personal story. It’s very compelling: sympathetic, courageous, committed–well, real. He was sworn in as Senator from his sons’ hospital room, because he wouldn’t leave them, then commuted back and forth to DC so he could spend as much time with them as possible. That kind of story will resonate with a whole lot of people: he survived a really difficult time, mainly by putting his family ahead of politics.
    The fact that he is one of the “poorest” senators should put a big hole in the “out of touch elitest” meme, and the “widower with young children who earned and got a happy ending” story can play really well against McCain dumping the wife who waited faithfully those 5 years while he was a POW…

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