September 21, 2008

IF IT WEREN'T FOR HIS VERBAL DIARRHEA...:

Joe Biden: The Forgotten Man (Ruben Navarrette, 9/21/08, Real Clear Politics)

Have you noticed the little orange cones surrounding a certain ill-fated vice presidential candidate?

When a presidential nominee chooses a running mate as a gimmick, not to accentuate his strengths but to mask his weaknesses, he is asking for trouble. And when that running mate becomes a laughingstock and a liability, it doesn't just hurt the ticket but also reflects poorly on the person who did the choosing because it shows he bungled a major decision. And since the candidate is not likely to choose again, the best he can do is to keep his running mate under wraps and hope there are no more gaffes.

Of course, the running mate I'm speaking of is Joe Biden.


...Mr. Biden would be Lloyd Bentsen, another uninspiring Washington insider chosen for his "experience." When that's the ceiling for your pick you've biffed it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 21, 2008 8:02 AM
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