I was enthused by precisely none of the candidates, and Biden brings with him some baggage that I worry about (mainly the history of saying bizarrely offensive things), but as these things go, it’s a not-awful choice. The Republican oppo dump was going to come, regardless.
MSNBC’s focusing on Biden’s comments about Obama’s experience, which I think are fairly easy to overcome, because you have the guy who said them there to rebut them. The AP’s Ron Fournier writes another part of the McCain campaign pushback – Obama’s scurred.
Lynn Sweet is also on MSNBC declaring that the Obama campaign has broken a social contract with his supporters because the Veep pick may have been confirmed before the text message went out. Bloggers will also be angry. Digital blood will stain the streets!
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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