Despite Obama's claims that Biden is not "of Washington," I don't know that anyone outside of Washington and Delaware knew who the hell he was before this election. Can you get anymore D.C. insider than that? But I could be wrong.
I've read a lot of the commentary. I don't know if any of it is right or wrong.
Because I think all the old rules simply don't apply when a Black man sits atop the ticket. I think race is a wild card in a way none of us can predict.
That said, how do I feel about Biden? Well, he talks pretty tough and seems to be pretty honorable.
The moment he came on my radar was in September of 2005 during the confirmation hearing of John Roberts to be the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Folks may remember how charming and brilliant Roberts was, deftly making mincemeat of the Democrats by avoiding answers, being young and pretty, and showing a genuine proficiency with the law.
Biden wasn't fooled. He was tough, smart and thoughtful.
That was striking to me since the hearing was probably the biggest, most embarrassing example of how inept and moronic the Democratic Party in the Senate truly is.
Biden went on to vote against Roberts' nomination, something many other Dems didn't do (though they are suitably and pointlessly regretful now).
So this choice has piqued my interest. It will be fun watching this play out, methinks.
I will say this though: The Vice Presidential debate will be Must-See TV, folks.
More the nomination:
Obama's Announcement Speech