Monday, August 18, 2008

Please--Not Biden For VP

We ran across a story on the CNN political ticker saying "Obama VP Buzz Squarely on Biden."

Puhleeze--say it isn't so.

Biden is being touted for his foreign policy credentials.

Yes, Biden has a decent grounding in foreign policy, but he brings nothing to the table politically as a VP nominee. Delaware is solidly blue and Biden doesn't really bring to fore any important constituency. And he's probably said some things on foreign policy that would come back to haunt him.

Nor does Biden really toughen up Obama's image.

If Obama wants someone to bolster him on foreign policy, go with someone tough, like Marine General James Jones.

Jones has served as the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, the Commander of the United States European Command, and Commandant of the Marine Corps. He also served as Chairman of the Congressional Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq, which investigated the capabilities of the Iraqi police and armed forces. In November 2007, he was appointed by the United States Secretary of State as special envoy for Middle East Security.
He is currently the Chairman of the
Atlantic Council of the United States.

He would certainly help Obama in Virginia (Biden wouldn't) and in some western red states that may now be in play.

Biden personifies Washington politics as usual. He didn't excite Democrats at all in the primaries. Naming him as the veep nominee would be a huge mistake.


Anonymous said...

An untested General as Veep? How about we let him get vetted for landmines in his past while running for a less critical post, say Arlington County Dog Catcher.

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