Biden Is Welcomed To The Jungle

August 23, 2008

After glamorously introduced in Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois, Joe Biden excitedly strolled up to the podium, addressing the thousands of screaming voices directed to him. And at the same time, across the United States, hundreds of thousands of McCain’s loyal supporters banned together, gathering for another swipe at the Democrat’s final campaign. 

Its just another day in the world of politics, where bitter rivalries are settled by a public media death-match, and separate campaigns take whatever they can find and throw it into the fire. And this is precisely what is happening now on the web in both sides of the center, both officially and through amateur sources. JohnMcCain.com recently ran a section with pre-primary debate footage of Biden confirming that Obama was too inexperienced to be the president of the United States. This ad, which is now on a youtube thrill ride, has been both pushed on proudly by conservative bloggers and ripped up by liberal sources. It has been been debated on both sides the by the professionals and used by Obama’s extreme opposition (the ever so questionable McCain-Clinton group) in every possible angle that somehow attacks the senator. 

And with campaign news like this, an explosion of opinions and analyzation all over the world was in a sense expected.

In my opinion, Biden on Obama’s ticket strikes many nerves. Politically, he is the best pick to support the candidate, with his impressive foreign policy insight and credentials, but at the same time he is the perfect person for conservative attack. Even though he is now on team Obama, his long line of gaffes and politically un-correct (whether taken out of context or not) comments will come back to haunt him, whether delivered by the press or by the opposing party.

But then again, that’s just a part of politics, and in the end, it will be America’s decision whether he is the overall best running mate for Obama, not McCain’s.

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3 Responses to “Biden Is Welcomed To The Jungle”

  1. Phil Says:

    Many of the qualities that make Biden a good politician are liabilities for Biden as a VP. (IE his candor)

  2. pacer521 Says:

    Phil,

    Very true, and Biden has been very open and honest in general. I credit this to his knack to ride behind his big head of knowledge and be very powerful and positive in his speeches. But at the same time, that knack can be misfired or misjudged, forming a gaffe or something for the republicans to shoot at. But in a sense, unless Obama picked someone unknown, (don’t even get me started on Hillary) the Republicans would have a field day anyway. But of course, this isn’t a one sided deal — when McCain chooses his VP, the democrats will have some firepower too,

    pacer521

    pacer521


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