Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Reality Check

Barack Obama can no longer tout himself as the candidate of "change." At least, not with a straight face. "The One" has chosen Joe Biden to be his running mate. Senator Joe Biden of Delaware is the epitome of career politician. Elected to the Senate in 1972 at the age of 29, Biden is an arrogant, condescending, mean-spirited, dyed-in-the-wool liberal. His son is a prominent Washington lobbyist. So much for Obama's idea of "change" in Washington.

Aside from the fact that Biden has significantly more experience than Obama, his selection for the Vice Presidential nomination presents Obama with numerous problems. Biden voted to authorize the Iraq War (OOPS). Biden does little to help Obama gain favor with women voters. Biden has poor name recognition; in fact, he finished FIFTH in the Iowa Caucus with only a few thousand votes earlier this year, resulting in him being the first Democrat candidate to drop out of the Presidential race. Finally, Biden's selection will prove to be yet another slap in the face of Hillary Clinton supporters who continue to struggle with warming up to Barack Obama.

One thing I found most interesting was during Biden's first campaign stop with Barack Obama when he said, "It's time for total change in Washington." That's a statement I completely agree with, but would putting two die-hard liberals who promote the same, tired, Marxist policies really constitute total change?

The reality check is that while Barack Obama may be the new kid on the block, his selection of Senator Biden for Vice President clearly shows where he stands. Obama talks the talk about "change" and "hope", but he's nothing more than just another tax & spend liberal with a fresh face. The only change we'd see from a President Obama and Vice President Biden would be the change in our pockets after being taxed beyond recognition!

-- Skyboss

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