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  • BobB743 BobB743 Aug 23, 2008 11:28 AM Flag

    Obama Picks Biden for Running Mate

    I agree. Had Osama selected Bayh it would have really solidified his chances of being elected. Thankful he selected Biden the ego-maniac instead - just about guarantees a McCain victory.

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    • Give credit where credit is due. News reports indicated that Biden had not been vetted until after the rise of the Russia/Georgia conflict and Obama had to recognize that his failure to offer any answer about how to deal with Russia he knew he was in trouble. He kept playing golf and said he would watch and wait before responding.

      Obama needed to respond immediately and condemn Russia. He did not. Obama's statement that the UN should get involved looked weak since we all know the UN is nothing more than an organizaton dedicated to eating at the finest restaurants in NYC.

      To Obama's credit they vetted Biden quickly and made him his running mate.

      From my perspective, should Obama win, I am comforted that Biden will be there to teach Obama that there are evil men in this world and you cannot simply talk to them and expect that the power of your personality or the power of your prose will change their minds.

      Biden is the last of that old guard in the democratic party like Sam Nunn and the late Scoop Jackson that believed the US had to be the world's policeman when the UN would not step up and our allies got weak-kneed. I am not talking about Iraq, that is the past. But it is naive to believe that there will not be a situation on Obama's watch (should he become president) that will require a show of strength from the US. Obama's proclivities may be to want to believe in the UN. Biden will provide that balance and I believe Obama will listen to Biden.

      From someone who would never vote for Obama or support his policies. Bravo that you picked a man like Biden who IMO is beyond reproach when it comes to foreign policy matters.

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