Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Barack America

Joe Biden's slip in his first vice-presidential peroration today (“the next president of the United States--Barack America!”) may be a Freudian tribute to his dual assignment in this campaign--to tie John McCain firmly to eight years of Bush policies while serving as witness-in-chief to Barack Obama's membership in the American mainstream.

"President Lincoln," Biden started by saying, "once instructed us to be sure to put your feet in the right place and then stand firm. Today in Springfield, I know my feet are in the right place, and I'm proud to stand firm with the next president of the United States of America, Barack Obama."

As a Senate colleague of both presidential candidates, Biden is positioned to testify to his running mate's personal qualities while stressing their common roots in struggles upward from working-class families while praising McCain on a personal level and attacking him relentlessly for supporting Bush's misbegotten war and disastrous domestic agenda.

The opening cards have been dealt in the marathon bridge game that will go on until November, and the only wild card left is John McCain's choice of a partner. Will he too look to the Senate for a fourth or choose a dummy like Mitt Romney?

1 comment:

[the Pajama Pundit] said...

The Obama supporter in me hopes that Johnny Mac will choose Joe Lieberman as a running-mate. Ah, what a train-wreck that ticket would be!

However, the political pragmatist in me thinks that McCain will likely choose Mitt Romney. This is a smart choice for McCain as he has said that the economy is not his strong point.

The real fun begins when we see the showdown betwixt Joe Biden and Mitt Romney (or whomever is chosen). Biden will likely destroy the GOP VP nominee... and that will be ever-so-fun to watch.