It's MBNA Joe, and I'm Underwhelmed

Joe Biden has been selected as Barack Obama’s running mate. Please excuse me if my enthusiasm level for the presidential race has dropped a notch further than it already was. While Obama has moved toward the political center in the past few months, MBNA Joe was already there long ago on most issues.

I’m not quite sure what to say, other than I’m underwhelmed.

Joe Biden (D-MBNA) was always Barack Obama’s “safe choice” for the Democratic Party VP nomination, and if nothing else, Obama had to select a running mate who was:

  • A fairly reliable establishment Dem
  • A Caucasian American
  • A Penile American

Let’s take a read-back to the other day, when Obama described some of the criteria regarding his VP choice:

Obama said he wanted somebody who is “prepared to be president” and who will be “a partner with me in strengthening this economy for the middle class and working families.”

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