…and I don’t like it.
I absolutely am not a fan of this decision.
Initially, I was on the whole “Anybody but Hillary” notion, so I would’ve given Biden a pass. But, now I’m not so sure that leaving Hillspawn in the dark was such as good idea; especially in light of McCain’s recent “Debra” ad, which could actually be effective in securing some of those pissed-off Hillary supporters (wouldn’t it be a trip if he added Hillary as his VEEP?). But this isn’t about Hillary and her minions. This is about Senator Joe Biden; the attackdog Obama actually did select.
For one, the foreign policy “experience” he brings is dangerously close to the intervention-style thinking of neo conservatives. That can be a problem, considering all the conflicts that are currently making headway and those that stand to rise in the future. So before I jump on the Biden bandwagon, that is a critical issue has be addressed. I’m particularly interested in hearing how he plans to take his idea of splitting Iraq into different regions and balance that with Obama’s plan to withdraw troops. A ticket with completely different views on military intervention may sound good when it comes to promoting ideological harmony within the framework of political activities. But it’s just not realistic.
Secondly, I’m curious to know what made him change his mind on Obama when he said less than a few months ago how Sen. Obama wasn’t “ready to lead”. Why the sudden about face? It’s not as if Sen. Obama went to “Presidential Leadership school” overnight and became a certified Doctor of Foreign Policy. Is Biden so desperate to get in the White House that he’s willing to say anything politically? Or did he truly have a Damascus road experience? When I saw John McCain’s recent “Biden” attack ad, I couldn’t help but think that. For the record, the second half of that ad; where Biden seemingly endorsed McCain; I read for what it was. It was a comment Biden made a few years ago taken out of context. So I’m not paying that part any attention. But in the first half of that clip, Biden actually did openly and recently criticize Obama for his experience. Biden’s got some questions to answer before I’m ready to give him my complete support.