Thursday, October 02, 2008

Biden's Burden

Simply put, he knows too much for snappy hockey-mom images and I-put-it-on-eBay sound bites as answers to serious questions. Three decades of real experience will weigh him down in what viewers expect to be a mud-wrestling match.

What to do? Joe Biden is caught between the devil (looking mean by showing up Sarah Palin's ignorance) and the deep blue sea (appearing to be an elitist know-it-all by ignoring her and giving serious responses on policy issues).

In a political moment when America is faced with economic tragedy, the Vice-Presidential debate tonight is set up to be a farce, and Biden seems to know it.

"If it's going to get down to who can deliver the toughest lines, then she's going to win the debate," he says. "But I'm not going there."

If so, the entertainment value of the show will suffer, and for voters who love "American Idol," it will be a test as much as it will be for Biden.

Obama's campaign adviser David Axelrod predicts: "I don't think he's going to go after Governor Palin. I think he's going to make the case for Senator Obama."

But against an adversary whose only strength is pit-bill tactics with a lipsticked smile, can Joe Biden stay positive and prevail?


Anonymous said...

For those who love her, she will be very, very good: For those who don't, she will be awful.

The debate will neither change anybody's feeling for her, nor will it turn red states blue.

McCain is taking care of that by himself.

Anonymous said...

Recently an insurance company nearly wind up....

A bank is nearly bankrupt......

Who fault?

The top management of the Public listed company ( belong to "public" ) salary should be tied a portion of it to the shares price ( IPO or ave 5 years ).... so when the shares price drop, it don't just penalise the investors, but those who don't take care of the company.....If this rule is pass on, without any need of further regulation, all industries ( as long as it is public listed ) will be self regulated......

Sign a petition to your favourite president candidate, congress member again and ask for their views to comment on this, and what regulations they are going to raise for implementation.....If you agree on my point, please share with many people as possible....

Anonymous said...

As McCain said.
She's stood up for what's right for the people of Alaska. And she will stand up for what's right for America."

Well said McCain the next president of United States

Anonymous said...

"She's stood up for what's right for the people of Alaska. And she will stand up for what's right for America."

And what is...'right for America'?

Oh whoops. I fell into that trap of showing up ignorance by going beyond a sound bite. I'm glad I'm not debating tonight.

Good luck, Joe. Knock this airhead down into the gutter. I'll still be voting for Obama either way you swing it.