As if I didn't already have enough reasons to be unhappy about Obama's choice for VP, Fox News has to come out and praise him for his rare political trait of "decency."

I think it was back in 1988--when Biden was running for president he got in trouble for lifting bits of his various speeches and addresses from other people's various speeches and addresses. I don't remember the specifics, but I remember him being all but drummed out of the race for borrowing from JFK and MLK.

Yeah, smart move, dippy. We didn't have Google back then, but we did have RECORDINGS.

More recently, he got in trouble for referring to Obama, himself, as being "clean" as though a black person running for president might forget to bathe on occasion.

In general, Biden is good at, not just sounding like a fool (like the current White House occupant), but completely putting his foot in his mouth.

Is Biden a bad guy? I don't think so. However, he is stricken with the same virus everyone else in Congress has--the urge to keep their jobs--as opposed to the urge to risk their jobs by, you know, actually doing their jobs.

Did Biden vote for the war? Did Biden speak up when voters' rights were getting mashed? Is Biden someone we can trust to bring actual change to government?

Or is he just more of the same white-manism that has favored big business at the expense of we citizens since almost the beginning of our country?

Obama wants to stave off the accusations of not having experience. The thing is, he doesn't need some old white guy for that. He just needs to say: "You want what passes for experience in this country? Vote McCain. You want some innovation? You want something new to be brought to Washington? Vote Obama. Guaranteed fresh ideas, every day."

Seriously--the LAST person I want to see in the White House is someone who looks and sounds like someone who's been in government for thirty years. Sure, many of Obama's policies are pretty damn (sometimes neo)conservative-sounding, but at least he LOOKS different. It's a step in the right direction. Maybe next time we can get someone who is ACTUALLY going to bring difference to the White House.

Is an Obama/Biden ticket better than A McCain/Anyone ticket?

In my opinion, hell yes.

But I don't think I want to vote for someone who represents an awful lot of the same old crap.

Then again, maybe I should vote Obama since this country moves with baby steps.

I guess I just feel like quoting that old saying: When you vote for the lesser of two evils, you still get evil.

I reeeeally wish we could have a "none of the above" circle to fill in with our Ink-a-vote pens.
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