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It’s Biden: from MBA Prez to MBNA VP. Text message = Business as Usual


(Update: Ian. Barack has confirmed it on his website. Alright me boys’n’girls, game on. I was hoping he’d go for Clinton at the last moment, but at least Biden knows how to go for the jugular and throws a good punch.)

Waiting for the text message, alas. Hope Generation Whatever will forgive the Dems and bring Obama/Biden to power anyway. Unless it’s the greatest headfake in recent history, we have a VP. 

While not 100% verified, and while I’m hoping it’s really Webb, or Mark Warner, it does seem that the powers that be have chosen Biden. "Head over heart" to have a running mate that fits on paper. An arranged marriage.

Here are some good things about the match. He’s Irish Catholic which is useful for the key state of Pennsylvania and the surrounding contested areas. He has international experience though his experience didn’t stop him from voting for the Iraq war, something the "inexperienced" Obama had the judgment to avoid. He overcame personal tragedy, the death of his wife and one child.

Biden has a son in the military, a JAG about to be sent into the war. He’s a good attack dog who can help with blue collar voters, at the same time he’s reassuring to business community. Perhaps most importantly he’s a known quantity, with no drama other other than the ancient plagiarism which MoDo reported. Add to that experience with Constitutional issues that overlap with Obama’s interest in restoring some sanity in the government.

Maybe, just maybe, the Dems can actually win this time. Not a done deal.

(Grist on Biden’s environmental record.)

(the much anticipated text after the jump)

Friend —

I have some important news that I want to make official.

I’ve chosen Joe Biden to be my running mate.

Joe and I will appear for the first time as running mates this afternoon in Springfield, Illinois — the same place this campaign began more than 19 months ago.

I’m excited about hitting the campaign trail with Joe, but the two of us can’t do this alone. We need your help to keep building this movement for change.

Please let Joe know that you’re glad he’s part of our team. Share your personal welcome note and we’ll make sure he gets it:

Thanks for your support,


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