September 10, 2008

Joe's a good guy overall and a stand up man for saying this, but I happen to agree with him.

CNN:

Joe Biden told supporters at a town hall Wednesday afternoon that Barack Obama might have been better off choosing Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

"Make no mistake about this, Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let's get that straight," Biden said testily when a voter told Biden he was glad the Delaware senator had been chosen and not Clinton.

"She's a truly close personal friend and she is qualified to be President of the United States of America, she's easily qualified to be Vice President of the United States of America and quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me," he continued."I mean that sincerely, she's first-rate."

We would have solidified our base in the nutshell.

As a pragmatic exercise, I asked hundreds of rank and file Democrats, many Obama supporters in Denver and in the Big Tent about the VP pick and 99% said he should have picked Hillary for party unity. Everybody liked Biden, but thought it would have rocked Denver and the rest of the party, including the media. Not scientific, but if you walked the gauntlet a few times to the Pepsi Center in the blistering heat, you would know what I mean.
Most of the on-line community that supported Obama were against it there except for a few. On the other hand, McCain solidified his base with his VP pick.

As the election goes I'm not saying all is lost, far from it, Obama still should be our next president, but I'm just making an observation.

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