I could not be happier with Senator Obama’s pick of Joe Biden as a Vice-President. It is going to be such a complete disaster for him. Like an anchor around Obama’s neck.
First, kudos to my favorite political reporter, Howard Fineman, who nailed the story of Biden as the pick earlier in the week.
Biden is known for putting his foot in his mouth every Tuesday and for the high esteem he holds himself in. He has a huge ego, which drives every comment out of his mouth and thought out of his head, and has teeth that are five shades too white for his age. He reeks of politician.
As Texas Congressman Chet Edwards' name emerged yesterday as a potential VP, I said to myself… "Oh, no…" He was standing on his front lawn affectionately hugging his son who was telling reporters, "My dad would make a great Vice-President!" Edwards had the press eating out of his hand as he told them he is more known at his sons' little league games than in Washington circles. He was extremely likable and could upset the electoral votes in Texas. Thankfully, Obama did not pick Edwards.
In watching CNN in the wee hours of the morning, I realized another miscue came out of this disastrous pick. All Obama’s supporters, mostly trusting, young people new to the political process, who handed over their privacy (their personal e-mail and contact information to Obama) to be the very first to know whom Obama’s choice was, were not the first to know. Confirmation of Biden as Obama’s pick leaked before any text message was sent. All cable news stations confirmed the pick before the promised text message hit one cell phone. A commentator on CNN rightfully said Obama broke his "social contract" with everyone and lost trust with a lot of people tonight. The campaign was forced to send out a text message at 3AM because of this leak blunder. What a disaster; what incompetence. They had all yesterday to send this out. It turned out to be a text message that bakery and sanitation workers weren’t even awake for. Priceless.
The text message closed with "Spread the word." Who are people going to spread the word to at 3AM in the morning? The raccoons in their garbage?
I consider only three people to be in the elite realm of "Political Guru". Karl Rove, Dick Morris and James Carville. These are the pundits I will stop to listen to and find out what is happening, and what should be happening in the political world.
Dick Morris was on Fox last night saying how unhappy the women voters in the Democratic Party are with Obama, and Hillary’s fate. He said that if McCain selected a female Vice-President, he could "peel" off a good amount of these core party voters. He suggested Kay Bailey Hutchinson from Texas. Another female choice that is winning people over quickly is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Gov. Palin recently showed her "culture of life" commitment by giving birth to a baby with Down Syndrome. Here are her comments on her son, Trig:
"Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives."
If you put up Gov. Palin with her charm and sincerity against Biden’s arrogance and narcissism up on stage in a debate, the actual debating points would not matter and the VP end-game would be over. I mean look at the photos in this post. Who would you want at your dinner party?