Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Democratic Vice President Nominee

Forget The Roads Not Taken
It's too late for me to mourn the non-selection of Wes Clark or Hillary Clinton. After the campaign is over we can all assess that. For now, moving on, I have to say Joe Biden is going to prove a helluva good consolation.

5 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Beach Bum said...

At least one of my traits that I am somewhat proud to have is the ability to see were I went wrong and admit it. After seeing, in bits and pieces, several of Palin's speeches since she accepted the repub nomination for VP I now find myself longing for the comfort that Hillary could have brought had the she been the Democratic VP nominee and had McCain still picked Palin. Which is problematic since it seems McCain more than likely would have picked someone else in some sort of chess-like strategy.
My concern with Bidden is that he could fall into some sort of reverse sexism if he attacks Palin to strongly causing a backlash of sympathy for the "woman". I like Bidden, although I wanted somewhat else in the VP slot, and wish him the best luck going against an opponent whom several pundits have said that if Palin just survives a debate with him, she wins.
I freely admit that had things been different Hillary would have wiped the "hockey mom" up and down the floor without breaking a sweat.

In the end, in my opinion, its now down to which ever side wants it more.

9/06/2008 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger K McKiernan said...

Wow, Beach Bum and Vigil... so nice to hear you say these things I have known in my heart about Hillary for years and years.

We are so in all of this together. Biden is a fine choice. A super, wonderful, remarkably fine choice.

You are right about how Biden has a tightrope to walk during the debate, but he can do it. Hillary would have mopped up the floor with McCain and Palin at once!

Palin's stance on vital issues should make us all terrified.

Have you two seen the latest video message from Barack Obama? I am trying to embed it in my last post at Ikonoclast. Go check it out!

K

9/06/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger HILLBLOGGER said...

Indeed a pity it is a pity that Barack Obama did not choose Hillary to be his running mate because think of an extraordinary team they would have made and the powerful campaign machinery in Bill Clinton they would have had! But that's water under the bridge now. Let's hope that Bill Clinton's speech has now healed the "rift" in the Democratic Party so that Barack Obama can now concentrate on the tasks ahead, to defy the odds> and to beat the Republican nominee, John McCain in the November presidential election, and to finally prove that America is ready for change>.

Obama's campaign team must not make the same mistakes Kerry did in 04 by taking the high ground -- they must not let an iota of Republican crap go unnoticed -- the Republicans are bound to 'swiftboat' the Democratic Party candidates; Palin is bound to play the sexism/victimology syndrome during the debate, Biden must not fall in the trap -- she'll pummel him without any hesitation. A baracuda doesn't forgive weakness in its oponent...

9/06/2008 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger the WIZARD, fkap said...

Vigilante..... I've posted a reply to our ongoing discussion about liberal versus progressive over at madmike's. ... I felt it was too long (and unfair to your readers) to cross-post here, although I think your blog is a more appropriate place for that discussion.

You are handling the Palin affair with great class and honor.

Biden is a much better qualified candidate for Vice President. And, I'm betting you noticed he is promising to at least investigage Bush once he and Obama are elected.

9/07/2008 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger MadMike said...

Vigil: I am confused. I was almost certain you were one of those who railed against Hillary Clinton, and were adamant in your opinion that Obama NOT select her for VEEP. Have I grown too old to have these discussions? Have I forgotten the reality of it all? Wasn't there some claim on your part about "Bubba" being in the WH? Perhaps I am mistaken. I could be you know. I doubt it but I could be....

9/10/2008 08:04:00 PM  

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