Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama-Biden: First Impressions


I think Obama's choice of Senator Joseph Biden for his running mate is a good one. Biden has a lot of experience in politics, particulary in international matters, which Obama needs. In short, Biden is older, he's white, he's from the East Coast, and he's experienced, which balances the ticket pretty nicely. I wasn't particularly impressed with him when he was running for President, but I can't argue with what seems to be his good experience. I'll be curious to find out more about him in the coming weeks and months leading up to the election. I'm still not planning on voting for Obama, but having Biden on there makes me a little bit more likely to, and if/when Obama does win, maybe I'll feel better about it with Biden as the Vice President.

7 comments:

Brooke said...

cool

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Peter said...

Foreign policy was the one area where Obama was seen as truly vulnerable in the eyes of the public & the republicans. It's not surprising he chose Biden to shore that up. I'm still waiting to see who McCain picks. He's got an uphill battle no matter who he does.

Mom said...

I've heard a few people say they like Biden. NO matter who Obama chose I think Massachusetts will vote democratic. It's a hard election with no clear winner as far as I'm concerned.

Donna said...

Oh yeah, Mass. is definitely going to go to Obama no matter what, no question about that. I think Obama's got a big edge in winning the presidency, but you never know. I'm so interested in seeing how things turn out in the weeks and months leading up to Election Day.

Alyson said...

I think Biden was a good "balancing" addition to the ticket as well.

Are you for sure voting for McCain?

Donna said...

No, I'm definitely not voting for sure for McCain. I'm still planning on writing Romney's name in unless one of the candidates can convince me to do otherwise!