38 comments

  1. Harry says:

    Good choice? Really? Talk about over the hill. Biden guy has always been a partisan hack, on the left-wing side of the Democratic party. He can run his mouth, that’s for sure. Obama needs a bullshooter to divert attention away from his own ineptness and mediocrity.

  2. RuralDem says:

    Something tells me that Harry had this already typed up beforehand, and simply replaced [Insert VP choice here] with Biden.

    Anyway, Biden certainly has the experience that Obama severely lacks. I like Biden’s personality, he’s one of the few elected officials out there that’s willing to say what’s on his mind, regardless of the consequences.

    I don’t think Biden’s going to draw any Reagan Democrats, but, if McCain picks Mittens like many news reports are saying, it might not matter.

    If McCain picks Huckabee, things will definitely get interesting, and the VP debate will be fun! Mittens has never met an issue that he stood for, so Biden would have a hard time really going after him.

  3. Mike says:

    terrible choice. nothing says “change” like a man who has been a Senator since you were 11.

    At least we should see some hilarious quotes coming.

    McCain needs to pick a game changer like Lieberman.

  4. John Konop says:

    I think the reason why Obama picked Biden is because he was pushing (bi-partisan plan) the splitting of tribes in Iraq instead of a strong federal government which is what most experts’ credit on all sides for the reduction of violence in Iraq. Which is the plan I ran on (before my knowledge of the Biden/Gelb plan) for office, the only problem with the plan is it is a containment strategy that requires us to get off Middle East oil dependency, and that was lacking in the Biden/Gelb plan.

    http://controlcongress.com/uncategorized/a-conservative-plan-for-iraq

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/23/AR2006082301419.html

  5. Three Jack says:

    you really think obama picked biden because the old senator agreed with your (konop’s) iraq plan? you are one pompous ass dude.

    time for mccain to pick newt. just imagine the vp debate with him and joe.

  6. John Konop says:

    Three Jack

    When I suggested this plan in 2005 I would be in shock if Obama or Biden knew about it. I would also be in shock if any of them ever read what I wrote.

    The two points I was making is that I think Obama picked Biden because he suggested the key strategy on a national level that brought down violence in Iraq.

    The other point I was making is without getting off foreign dependency of Middle East oil this is merely a containment strategy which is not a good long term strategy.

    Without personal attacks and mindless talking points can you tell me what part of what I wrote you disagree with? Also what part of the plan I wrote in 2005 was wrong?

  7. Doug Deal says:

    Hahahahaha hahahaha hahahahaha cough cough cough cough hahaha hahaha hahaha…

    What a horrible choice. I think “Hope and Change” has now come to mean “I Hope he Changes his mind.”

  8. Chris says:

    Well, the good news is that when Obama loses, we’re done with Biden.

    He’s up for re-election this year, and I’m 99% sure he can’t run for both positions.

  9. ReaganRepublican says:

    Anybody but Romney and McCain wins. If it is Romney, true Christians will stay home resulting in a landslide victory for the Dems including Georgia.

  10. Doug Deal says:

    ReaganR,

    I wish the GOP had a decent female bench. I think that it could do long term damage to the Dems if McCain picked C. Rice or some other qualified and electable female VP. Sadly, I do not think there is one, but perhaps the Governor of Alaska is close.

    I think this pick by Obama give McCain a lot of flexibility in who he picks as his VP. He really needs to pick someone that will help the future of the party, and help it grow.

  11. ReaganRepublican says:

    Sarah Palin would be an excellent choice that would excite the base. Pro lifers would never feel more motivated. She is very easy on the eyes as well……..

  12. Here’s an inside tip:

    McCain really wants to pick Lieberman as his VP and replies to staff objections by saying that he hasn’t heard enough negative feedback from conservatives to make him worry that they won’t come around in the end and support McCain-Lieberman. Senior staff are all saying that Lieberman won’t fly, but of course this is just what causes McCain to dig in his heels. As things currently stand, Lieberman is likely to be the pick.

    The names that have been sent to the graphic designers are almost exactly what has been reported:
    Lieberman
    Romney
    Pawlenty
    Crist
    Cantor
    Portman
    Ridge

    If McCain were smart, he’d pick someone who still has the visions of Ronald Reagan: small government, less taxes, etc. — which falls in line with true conservatism; someone who would balance the ticket (opposite a RINO) and win critical new voters over to the Republican side; someone who exemplifies the real conservative principles, values, and priorities of the Republican Party — the ones we USED to have; someone who has an online presence and an already established grassroots organization; someone who has strong support in most of the “swing” states, like Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, and could “tip the scales” in favor of the GOP ticket in November; someone who can reverse the trend of the libertarian element, which has historically considered the GOP their default choice, moving radically away from the Republicans; someone who can reposition the Republican party for a new generation of voters (this is particularly important for the future in that the new voters they’d be picking up need to be disproportionately young, whereas every current solidly Republican block skews older); someone who is immensely popular with an important bloc of voters: the military (no, McCain is not); and someone who will generate excitement about the GOP ticket, without which the GOP cannot possibly win.

    None of that will happen. None of those on that list above meet these criteria. McCain will likely pick Lieberman. McCain will then lose. Lieberman might not even make it all the way through the convention.

    And who is memberg? His blog sure won’t tell you…

  13. ReaganRepublican says:

    I would hold my nose and vote for a McCain-Lieberman ticket. Their is nothing that would make me vote for any Romney ticket. Palin or Huckabee would make for unbeatable ticket picks.

  14. RuralDem says:

    “He’s up for re-election this year, and I’m 99% sure he can’t run for both positions.”

    Lieberman and Bentson come to mind?

    Delaware law allows for him to run for both seats.

    :)

  15. yellowb says:

    Obama needed a superstar pick, but I guess there can’t be more then one superstar in that party. McCain has plenty of options now, and there are plenty of people that would cause more excitement then Biden. Lieberman will not be the pick.

  16. Three Jack says:

    konop, i understand this is your dream team, but biden was not selected because he has a plan to breakup iraq as you suggest. that issue will be resolved before the inauguration.

    i doubt obama had final say on the vp choice. he is a “clean, articulate” puppet following orders. biden was chosen by others just as w. was matched with cheney. biden’s own words during many campaigns will come back to haunt the dem team, but he does have years of liberal bureaucratic experience to appease the base.

    the gop gets yet another break. what will they do with it?

  17. John Konop says:

    Three Jack

    Your answer makes my point that you have very little understanding of policy issues above a mindless talking points. We have to many like you in both parties!

  18. ReaganRepublican says:

    McCain is a fiscal conservative. That is why Palin and Huckabee would bring in the social conservative balance.

  19. Three Jack says:

    mccain a fiscal conservative? he voted against tax cuts because they “favored the rich”.

    he opposed extension of the tax cuts.

    so many more examples. mccain is not a fiscal conservative.

  20. John Konop says:

    Three Jack

    A tax cut without proper spending restraints is worse than doing nothing. Do you understand this fiscal irresponsible policy you support and campaigned for is why the dollar is in the toilet and inflation is out of control? Look in the mirror and you will see why deficit doubled via support from mindless talking point supporters like you!

  21. Jane says:

    If libby Dole was 10 years younger she would be perfect. If K Balley Hutchenson was in a swing state she would be okay too. However, the best we can hope for is Romney. I do not think he would turn off as many Conservatives as a Liberman would.

  22. Three Jack says:

    tax cuts are worse than doing nothing?? you are really clueless konop. revenues increased as a result of the bush tax cuts. thus there was more to pay for the increased spending, mainly to fund entitlements which bush tried to reform, but failed due to your liberal friends opposition.

    doing nothing would have led to larger deficits. facts konop, not dem soundbites. try it sometime.

  23. John Konop says:

    Three Jack

    The point I was making is no tax cut with a balance budget is better than a tax cut with out of control spending. The reason we are 10 trillion dollars in the red and growing is party insiders on both sides do not understand this simple concept! As I said before look in the mirror and you will see why the dollar is in the toilet and inflation is out of control. The problem is you care about winning an election more than your country.

    The Drug Prescription is an out of control entitlement program with no money to pay for it that with your support Bush pushed on tax payers. And what would you call No Child Left Behind, Farm, Energy, Highway…………?

  24. Three Jack says:

    konop, back to biden’s (or yours) divide and conquer iraq plan. here is a link to an interesting story about the selection of biden as obama’s veep: http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSLN9698420080825?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

    seems the people of iraq always opposed the plan and really disagree with its architect being the vp candidate — “This choice of Biden is disappointing, because he is the creator of the idea of dividing Iraq,” Salih al-Mutlaq, head of National Dialogue, one of the main Sunni Arab blocs in parliament, told Reuters.

    “We rejected his proposal when he announced it, and we still reject it. Dividing the communities and land in such a way would only lead to new fighting between people over resources and borders. Iraq cannot survive unless it is unified, and dividing it would keep the problems alive for a long time.”

    time has proven the bush plan to be far better. you and biden were wrong then, and now.

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