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BAMAPHIN 22
09-21-2008, 11:55 PM
Have you noticed the little orange cones surrounding a certain ill-fated vice presidential candidate?

When a presidential nominee chooses a running mate as a gimmick, not to accentuate his strengths but to mask his weaknesses, he is asking for trouble. And when that running mate becomes a laughingstock and a liability, it doesn't just hurt the ticket but also reflects poorly on the person who did the choosing because it shows he bungled a major decision. And since the candidate is not likely to choose again, the best he can do is to keep his running mate under wraps and hope there are no more gaffes.
Of course, the running mate I'm speaking of is Joe Biden.

With so much attention being showered on Sarah Palin -- both good (from the thousands of everyday Americans who have warmed up to the re-energized McCain campaign) and bad (from media elites, condescending liberals, late-night comics, and the writers of "Saturday Night Live") -- it's easy to forget who is the alternative.

Biden appears intent on making sure voters remember. The career politician is starved for attention. And who can blame him? The poor guy is even having trouble getting journalists to tag along on his campaign plane. According to news reports, only six reporters climbed aboard his campaign plane en route to one recent event. Meanwhile, the press corps traveling with Palin was informed on one flight that the plane had become too heavy. The campaign asked for volunteers to fly commercial.


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/09/the_forgotten_man.html

LouPhinFan
09-22-2008, 09:27 AM
Maybe he should say "paying higher taxes is patriotic" again. He's not losing the election for Obama fast enough...:lol:

Tetragrammaton
09-22-2008, 10:24 AM
This election has become about personalities, and Biden is too plain. Obama is black, Palin is a woman, and McCain is a skeleton. Biden is too boring.

Dolphan7
09-22-2008, 02:01 PM
Yeah Biden has faded into the night so to speak. The good part of that is he isn't hurting Obama. The bad thing is, he isn't helping him either. Kind of a neutral presence.

poornate
09-22-2008, 02:10 PM
Biden's position now reminds me of McCain's position a few months ago... there was no press coverage because they are basically not news... people know who he is, where he stands... How do you enter the news cycle like that? Basically, with the Palin pick, all Biden should do is not hurt the campaign by blundering anything...

MDFINFAN
09-22-2008, 03:15 PM
Biden will return to a media outlet real soon when it's time for VP debates, and that's probably best..

ohall
09-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Biden will return to a media outlet real soon when it's time for VP debates, and that's probably best..

And he'll have his foot with him to insert into his mouth again and again.