Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's Biden

Yesterday, as we were laughing at how the media was being punked by the Obama campaign on the veep selection, I said to my father, "I hope he does it at 3 in the morning".

Let the media frenzy begin-

Ending days of speculation, Obama announced the decision on his Web site, featuring a photo of the two.

"Barack has chosen Joe Biden to be his running mate," the announcement said. "Joe Biden brings extensive foreign policy experience, an impressive record of collaborating across party lines, and a direct approach to getting the job done."

Obama's camp also sent a text message and e-mail to supporters.

Biden, a Roman Catholic originally from the battleground state of Pennsylvania, will bring not only foreign policy expertise to the ticket but strong working-class roots.

My first reaction is, "Sure. OK." I don't have any strong feeling about Joe one way or the other. Probably isn't a good sign when you think about it. Glad it's not Bayh who bores me to tears, so there is that. Joe is entertaining, to be sure.

My second reaction is one of sadness for Hillary and her people - sorry netroots, I know that she is unpopular with most that run in this circle, but she has a great number of fans out in the real world who are going to be very disappointed. I feel like she earned the slot - but ultimately the choice is up to Obama, and I respect his decision.

Off to catch a train. Chat away. And if you don't, Joe will do it for you. ;-)