Friday, August 22, 2008


A Charter Flight From Chicago To Delaware

Senator Joseph Biden looks to be Obama's pick for Vice President, and sentient points of the internet have picked up on this jet, which flew out of Chicago's Midway Airport to New Castle, Delaware. The unwashed blogosphere out-hustles Publicly Traded Media to the scoop again.

Be that as it may, "disappointed" is close to the reaction word I'm looking for. A foreign policy expert might be the logical choice given the immediate environment of up-ratcheted rhetoric, proxy conflicts with Russia, and conflated experience gap, but the more Obama goes to the center, the more air goes out of his poll numbers. If it's really Biden, his electoral balloon will start making "pffffffft" sounds, just like the one my mouth is making now, especially in all the red-swing states where people go deer hunting with Jesus. Places like where I'm from.

Biden is smart, well-liked and respected in Congress, and has top-notch foreign policy credentials. To tens of millions of Americans for the past 20 years, however, his face has been one of the main logos for the "East-Coast Tax and Spend Liberal" brand. They're going to take one look at him and collectively say, "Oh, right. I remember him. The Asshole." He dilutes the Change brand immediately, could better plug Obama's "experience gap" as a Secretary of Defense, plus he's a sitting 30-year Senator from a Congress which currently clocks in at an 8% approval rating. Change my reaction word to "depressed."

Good-to-great governors in Tennessee, Kansas, and Virginia, not to mention new Virginian Democratic Senator Jim Webb (Asst. Sec-State under Reagan), were all to be had. Big, big mistake not getting one of them.

7 comments:

Vincent said...

I don't know the ins and outs of this but to me he looks like McCain.

Vincent said...

Or should I say a revivified McCain.

MarcLord said...

Yep, Vincent, and that's why I'm still up now, having got the email making it official an hour ago. The Obama campaign fundamentally misunderstands the (ignorant, robbed, angry) electorate which is begging for Change. The only way they can blunt this is to go down into the mud and and attack on McSame, McSame, McSame, just like the Republicans would. Despite the fact Biden has been a Senator for 30 frickin' years.

Phil said...

Finally, we meet the ruining mate.

MarcLord said...

We have seen the enema, and he is us.

Naj said...

excuse my ignorance ... but, wasn't the Hillary camp the ones who were explicitly saying "they did NOT want the change?"

Davo said...

Barack Obama – intelligent, articulate, successful - seems to carry the many hopes and dreams of so many people on this planet – black, white and brindle. Have just now seen a few words from Michelle Obama - impressive – will be interesting to see what happens next