Saturday, September 13, 2008

Watch Out for That Bus Joe!

Is Joe Biden about to become the next associate that Obama throws under the bus? Given Obama’s history of unloading political baggage like close friend Jeremiah Wright, and even his own grandmother, VP candidate Joe Biden should be careful not to stray too close to the curb.

Of course Biden can’t help himself. Foot-in-mouth closely follows microphone-in-hand for Joe. He recently asked a paraplegic State Senator in Missouri to stand up so he could be applauded by the crowd. Biden was actually looking at the guy when he said it. Then he goes out and tells another crowd that Hillary Clinton probably would have been a better VP pick. Humility is an admirable trait, but not when you use it to embarrass the Dem’s nominee for President, and by extension, your own party.

As Obama struggles to deal with Hurricane Sarah and a rejuvenated Republican party, Biden looks less like a shrewd VP pick, and more like a microphone wielding boat anchor. Is the “candidate of change” about to change the ticket and throw Joe under the wheels of the Obama Express?

The only politically feasible way to dump Biden is to have him bow out for health reasons. Biden has endured two operations to repair cerebral aneurysms, so the “health excuse” may be a viable option if Obama continues slipping in the polls and gets desperate. It would result in political suicide if Biden was dumped from the ticket for any other reason.

This scenario would of course depend on Hillary Clinton’s collusion and willingness to accept the VP slot after Biden’s departure. The only reason Obama would ever consider dumping Biden is so he could pick up Clinton and gain back ground lost after Palin took over center stage in this election. It is doubtful that Clinton would be willing at this point to help Obama by accepting the VP slot. Both Clintons are no doubt relishing in the fact that Obama is now struggling to combat a GOP resurgence brought on by naming Sarah Palin to the McCain ticket. Hillary, had she been offered and accepted a VP slot, would have probably prevented McCain from selecting Palin, and would have unified the Democratic party.

The fact that Obama was blindsided by Palin’s selection speaks volumes about his political immaturity. McCain spent months decrying Obama’s lack of experience and in so doing manipulated Obama into selecting a man he felt made up for that lack of experience. But if you want to wear the mantel of change, don’t pick a guy that’s been in the Senate since 1973. McCain pulled the strings, Obama reacted.

Obama the neophyte was shrewdly outmaneuvered by a more experienced, better qualified Washington politician. Anyone who denies the brilliance of the Palin selection should be considered delusional at best. Obama and his team were caught flat-footed; an entire staff of sycophants that have committed themselves 24/7 for at least the last 19 months to getting Obama elected President never saw this coming.

Perhaps the best and most glaring indicator of Obama’s lack of Presidential credibility is the fact that he now finds himself directly battling the GOP’s VP pick, and not doing so well. Obama is being forced to prove that he’s at least as good as the number two slot on the GOP ticket, a huge political blunder.

Obama is in a bad spot, though he may recover. The problem is that America may never recover from an Obama Presidency. Don’t let that happen. Vote Nobama.



Nobama Nohow said...

I solemnly pledge that under no circumstances will I vote for, contribute to, aid or abet in any way the candidacy of Barrack Obama for Presidency or any other office in this country in this or any future lifetimes I may have so help me God.

Denise-Mary said...

I second those comments. And I'm not saying this in jest. There is absolutely nothing humorous in contemplating a BHO presidency.

Radiant Times said...

Here's the Obama bus come November: said...

Biden is a perfect politician - experienced, intelligent, wise. But that's it. When Palin came to stage, and "PalinMania" started, Biden became invisible. So rumors claim, that Biden will officially "resign because of health problems", and Obama will invite Hillary to join his fight against Palin. Because she, and no longer McCain, is Obama's biggest problem now.