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Today is the day (maybe)

August 22, 2008

Today, we may be hearing who Obama’s VP pick will be. There will likely be discussion all day today here at Delaware Liberal.

I like Joe Biden. His command of foreign policy is unmatched among the potentials, he’s a fairly quick wit, and his ability to say something a little off-key would keep press coverage on the Obama campaign. After a great deal of consideration, the first reason is why I hope he won’t be the VP. Biden is Secretary of State all the way. Think about it, after the election, the VP has almost no real responsibility except as an advisor. What would Joe best advise on? Foreign policy.

Hillary Clinton would be the wisest choice. She’ll give the Obama Campaign a reputation for balls and backbone that, despite it’s strong words against McCain, it has not yet gotten. Clinton is a veteran of Washington clockwork, and will be able to foresee some of the obstacles that Obama won’t. Plainly speaking, her command of internal politics is something that Obama would be wise to learn from.

What else could be gained from a Clinton Vice Presidency? Yes, she adds a veteran perspective to Obama. I think a point that some aren’t seeing is that Obama can reignite in Clinton a bit of youth and idealism that her campign for presidecy sorely lacked. Not only that, Obama has Bill’s merits with strength of ethics that the first Clinton administration lacked. With that, maybe Clinton can secure the next Democratic Presidency. I would very much like to see the next 16 years of Obama, then Hillary Clinton leadership.

One of the laws of life that few people recognize is that we all have something to learn for every other person in this world. If Clinton and Obama can learn the good stuff from each other, I predict very good things for this country in the future: peace, prosperity, happiness, strength, diplomacy, respect both earned for us but also given by us.

Pick Hillary Clinton, Sen. Obama. Give the real idealists something to believe in!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2008 10:59 am

    Great post, you elitist! 😉 For some time I have had mixed feelings when it comes to Hillary. I actually wrote a post over at DL called “I’m going to get a lot of grief on this”

  2. August 22, 2008 11:00 am

    Sorry, shameless plug… but great minds do think alike!

  3. August 22, 2008 11:01 am

    Yes, I loved that post! Rational, well-thought-out and reasoned. It’s actually what kicked my dumb ass out of the primary hate and made me start thinking about who would be a good pick for Obama.

  4. August 22, 2008 11:02 am

    “Sorry, shameless plug… but great minds do think alike!”

    LOL like you’re going to get hits from me!

    You elitist, you!

  5. August 22, 2008 11:09 am

    Usually, I try to be fair, however, Mike W. brings out the worst in me!

  6. August 22, 2008 9:50 pm

    “Mike W. brings out the worst in me!”

    I always aim to please.

  7. Ed T. permalink
    August 23, 2008 5:57 am

    Looks like Joey B is in there like swim wear!

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