11 thoughts on “It’s Biden…Ho-Hum – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. “One of the things I’ve admired about Obama’s campaign thus far has been his willingness to make daring moves, to do the unexpected. ”

    Like what exactly?

    Sorry I must have missed it.

  2. Re Chuck Hegel
    If I had been on Obama’s team I would really have pushed for Hegel. It would have been groundbreaking as you say, crossing the party line. When Jimmy Carter was asked which US Congress member was most… shall we say, evenhanded about Palestine Israel, he named Chuck Hegel. Ever since, I have taken note of Hegel. Watching him talk about the war in Iraq- it takes some courage for a Republican to criticize the war – he was so passionate, so without artifact unlike most politicians.
    I know I would disagree with him on many domestic issues- reproductive rights, gay rights for example – but hey, he may be educable.

  3. Yippee! Joe Biden for V.P. Now there’s “change” for you. Obama just committed suicide. All my bets are looking better with each stupid move by the Dems. Another generation of Bushniks to live through. O, woe!

  4. @ellen: Glad we see it the same way. Hegel clearly has a big heart and a good mind. He has far more gravitas than Biden I think. I’m guessing that Hegel wouldn’t cross the party line & I can’t really blame him though I wish he would’ve had the moxie to do it if Obama did indeed sound him out.

    If Obama didn’t sound him out then he didn’t do due diligence & missed a huge opportunity. Wouldn’t it have been cool to have an ex-Dem possibly running as McCain’s VP & a Republican running as a Dem’s running mate??

  5. I really hope McCain picks Romney. Apparently, according to cnn, the choice is down to Romney and one other.
    Choosing Romney would aid him in getting the evangelical vote [which he will get anyway- those talking heads who theorize that the evangelicals will stay home cuz they are not crazy about McCain are full of it.]

    Hopefully a Romney choice would cut down on the votes of those ignorant souls who call themselves “independents” and who view McCain as a “maverick”.

  6. Chuck Hagel: “An Obama-Biden Ticket Is A Very Impressive And Strong Team” –
    “Joe Biden is the right partner for Barack Obama. His many years of distinguished service to America, his seasoned judgment and his vast experience in foreign policy and national security will match up well with the unique challenges of the 21st Century. An Obama-Biden ticket is a very impressive and strong team. Biden’s selection is good news for Obama and America.”

    Greg Sergant of Talking Points Memo says:
    “The whole thing edges awfully close to an endorsement, and the claim that Biden’s national security experience “will” match the 21st Century’s challenges sounds a lot like an outright prediction of victory.”

  7. @ellen:

    That sure is interesting. Given that Hagel is retiring fr. the Senate I wouldn’t be surprised to see Hagel in a senior position in an Obama Administration. Very interesting. Given that McCain is honing in on Obama’s supposed lack of national security credentials, having Hagel specifically mention that issue as one in which Biden is strong is a big plus for Obama.

  8. Will the next VP keep all the statutory powers that Cheney has amassed? If so, the office might be more than most insignificant the mind of man has ever concieved.

    In any case, I will cast a virtual vote for Richard “The Impaler” Sharkey, of the Witches, Vampires and Pagans Party.

    Zhu Bajie

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