Mr. Biden is Roman Catholic, giving him appeal to that important voting bloc, though he favors abortion rights. He was born in a working-class family in Scranton, Pa., a swing state where he remains well-known. Mr. Biden is up for re-election to the Senate this year and he would presumably run simultaneously for both seats.
Biden would not come across as confident that the "dream ticket" is going to make it if he held on to his seat. But then again, John Kerry did.
Mr. Biden is known for being both talkative and prone to making the kind of statements that get him in trouble. In 2007, when he was competing for Mr. Obama for the presidential nomination, he declared that Mr. Obama was “not yet ready” for the presidency.
I can't wait to see the ads.
[Biden] is also something of a fixture in Washington, and would bring to the campaign — and the White House — a familiarity with the way the city and Congress works that Mr. Obama cannot match after his relatively short stint in Washington.
A "fixture in Washington?" Whatever happened to CHANGE?
At 65, Mr. Biden adds a few years and gray hair to a ticket that otherwise might seem a bit young (Mr. Obama is 47).Is Obama's "youth" a strength or a weakness? Make up your mind, MSM.
[Biden] has a long history of making statements that get him in trouble. He was forced to apologize to Mr. Obama almost the moment he entered the race for president after he was quoted as describing Mr. Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” a remark that drew criticism for being racially insensitive. While campaigning in New Hampshire, Mr. Biden said that “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
The man is a joke. I'm counting the seconds until Biden's first bout with diarrhea of the mouth as the Obamafraud's running mate. I was thinking that Obama couldn't have made a worse pick for running mate than Biden but then I remembered the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Obama's choice of Biden for running mate is an admission of weakness. It's like the Obamafraud's campaign is telling the electorate that it's alright to vote for the inexperienced Obamessiah because the "seasoned" Biden has been a "fixture" in Washington.
Don't worry, America. Biden will hold Obama's hand during the day and answer that 3:00 a.m. crisis phone call Hillary talked about during the Democratic primary after he tucks the Obamachild into bed at night.