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LibraryLady
08-23-2008, 01:11 AM
If it really is Biden, I'm happy. He has a ton of baggage

On McCain:

Biden, on a post-debate appearance on MSNBC, October 30, 2007: “The only guy on the other side who’s qualified is John McCain.”

Biden appearing on The Daily Show, August 2, 2005: “John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off, be well off no matter who...”

On Meet the Press, November 27, 2005: “I’ve been calling for more troops for over two years, along with John McCain and others subsequent to my saying that.”


On Obama:

Reacting to an Obama speech on counterterrorism, August 1, 2007: “‘Look, the truth is the four major things he called for, well, hell that’s what I called for,’ Biden said today on MSNBC’s Hardball, echoing comments he made earlier in the day at an event promoting his book at the National Press Club. Biden added, ‘I’m glad he’s talking about these things.’”

Also that day, the Biden campaign issued a release that began, “The Biden for President Campaign today congratulated Sen. Barack Obama for arriving at a number of Sen. Biden’s long-held views on combating al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” That release mocked Obama for asking about the “stunning level of mercury in fish” and asked about a proposal for the U.S. adopt a ban on mercury sales abroad at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

Assessing Obama’s Iraq plan on September 13, 2007: “My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave, somehow the Iraqis are going to have an epiphany” of peaceful coexistence among warring sects. “I’ve seen zero evidence of that.”

Speaking to the New York Observer: Biden was equally skeptical — albeit in a slightly more backhanded way — about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Also from that Observer interview: “But — and the ‘but’ was clearly inevitable — he doubts whether American voters are going to elect ‘a one-term, a guy who has served for four years in the Senate,’ and added: ‘I don’t recall hearing a word from Barack about a plan or a tactic.’”

Around that time, Biden in an interview with the Huffington Post, he assessed Obama and Hillary Clinton: “The more people learn about them (Obama and Hillary) and how they handle the pressure, the more their support will evaporate.”

December 11, 2007: “If Iowans believe campaign funds and celebrity will fix the debacle in Iraq, put the economy on track, and provide health care and education for America’s children, they should support another candidate,” said Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro. “But I’m confident that Iowans know what I know: our problems will require experience and leadership from Day One. Empty slogans will be no match for proven action on caucus night.”

Also that night, Biden said in a campaign ad, “When this campaign is over, political slogans like ‘experience’ and ‘change’ will mean absolutely nothing. The next president has to act.”

September 26, 2007: Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro said, “Sen. Obama said he would do everything possible to end the war in Iraq and emphasized the need for a political solution yet he failed to show up to vote for Sen. Biden’s critical amendment to provide a political solution in Iraq.

December 26, 2006: “Frankly, I think I’m more qualified than other candidates, and the issues facing the American public are all in my wheelbarrow.”

More (http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NGRhNzJlMWY5NjdiNzhjMTRkYjMzNjYwOGJmYzNjMTY=)

Elspeth
08-23-2008, 01:22 AM
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/


August 23, 2008, 1:02 am
Obama Chooses Biden as Running Mate
By The New York Times

Updated | 1:15 a.m. WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama has chosen Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware to be his running-mate, turning to a leading authority on foreign policy and a longtime Washington hand to fill out the Democratic ticket, people told of the decision said.

Mr. Obama’s selection ended a two-month search that was conducted almost entirely in secret. It reflected a critical strategic choice by Mr. Obama: To go with a running-mate who could reassure voters about gaps in his resume, rather than to pick someone who could deliver a state or reinforce Mr. Obama’s message of change.


All that suspense for a boring and predictable running mate. Well at least Barry has all those cell phone numbers now, even if he didn't text anyone on time. He can beg for money and nag people to vote on election day. That was what the cell phone thing was all about anyway. ;)

ralph wiggum
08-23-2008, 01:57 AM
I'm so happy the "Messiah" picked Biden the predictable. A thing of beauty.

I'm just afraid that McCain will make a similar mistake.

Elspeth
08-23-2008, 01:58 AM
Looking for a more daring choice?

Like?

SaintLouieWoman
08-23-2008, 11:02 AM
Looking for a more daring choice?

Like?
I'm hoping McCain chooses Kay Bailey Hutchings from Texas. I've been mentioning her for some time here. Last night someone on Fox news brought her up.

Biden is manna from heaven for the Republicans. The campaign ads from both sides will be getting more and more vicious.

Think it was a total slap in the face to not even vet Hillary. They could have been kinder to her, wouldn't have cost them anything and might have appeased her supporters.

Elspeth
08-23-2008, 11:14 AM
I'm hoping McCain chooses Kay Bailey Hutchings from Texas. I've been mentioning her for some time here. Last night someone on Fox news brought her up.

Biden is manna from heaven for the Republicans. The campaign ads from both sides will be getting more and more vicious.

Think it was a total slap in the face to not even vet Hillary. They could have been kinder to her, wouldn't have cost them anything and might have appeased her supporters.

The fact that the second place finisher (first place if you count the actual votes) wasn't even considered for VP is really odd. The fact that Obama chose Biden, a pro-war non-progressive, means that his choice was PERSONAL, not ideological, and was probably dictated by Democratic power players who have ganged up on the Clintons.

IanMartins
08-23-2008, 11:18 AM
Looking for a more daring choice?

Like?

Grover Norquist.

Eyelids
08-23-2008, 11:24 AM
I'm hoping McCain chooses Kay Bailey Hutchings from Texas. I've been mentioning her for some time here. Last night someone on Fox news brought her up.

Biden is manna from heaven for the Republicans. The campaign ads from both sides will be getting more and more vicious.

Think it was a total slap in the face to not even vet Hillary. They could have been kinder to her, wouldn't have cost them anything and might have appeased her supporters.

1. Biden is a terrific choice for Obama, Powell would've been better but that's it.

2. Hillary didn't want to be VP, she's happy with her Senate seat and wants to be the new Ted Kennedy.

Teetop
08-23-2008, 11:28 AM
I'm hoping McCain chooses Kay Bailey Hutchings from Texas. I've been mentioning her for some time here. Last night someone on Fox news brought her up.

Biden is manna from heaven for the Republicans. The campaign ads from both sides will be getting more and more vicious.

Think it was a total slap in the face to not even vet Hillary. They could have been kinder to her, wouldn't have cost them anything and might have appeased her supporters.

I agree. What a slap at the dems for not having a woman on their ticket. :)

enslaved1
08-23-2008, 11:43 AM
If it really is Biden, I'm happy. He has a ton of baggage


You forget that the Dims and the MSM assume and work very hard to create a twenty second memory span among the American people. Unfortunately, their actions have been very effective. There have been a dozen pop tart scandals since those comments were made, pushing their utterance out of the collective consciousness.