That’s the ticket!

                   Senator Joe Biden

Barack Obama and Joe Biden – the next President and Vice President of the USA? I can see how this would be a very strong ticket. Obama would never shake the label of ‘inexperienced’ and so a super pro like Biden with all his experience in foreign affairs is a great balance. Although, naturally, the spin machine will paint this black by saying it proves Obama’s weakness and lack of confidence in this area.

I suppose Obama could have chosen Hillary – as many speculated he might while others prayed on bended knee he wouldn’t. But his message is ‘change’ and change cannot occur if more of the same is added to the mix. Biden’s record is long. He knows the game, but unlike most politicians, he doesn’t play it. As often.

Biden is an in-your-face kind of guy who will say it like he sees it regardless whether you want to hear it.

Obama wanted someone who wasn’t a yes-person? Well, he’s got it in this man. The two, I’m sure, will have many challenging and interesting conversations on policy. Biden is headstrong and not ashamed of it. Obama might be the same way but gives the impression of being open-minded.

I don’t know what the future holds but with the pairing of these two senators, I feel less troubled about the state of the world.  

6 Responses to That’s the ticket!

  • Debbie, I hope these two will be the next president and vice-president. The alternative scares me silly. Anyone who doesn’t know how many homes he owns (OK, how many his wife owns – everything is in her name) seems dangerously out of touch with reality. Has he had the Alzheimer’s test yet?

    Linda

  • LOL! Too funny – the Alzheimer’s test. I think that should be a requirement on the off-chance he is elected. I shudder at the thought, though. With a little bit of luck, this country will soon be headed the right way… or at least closer to it. 😉

    ~Debbie

  • Hi Debbie and Linda,
    Yup, the combo is interesting. I’m one of the millions that hoped for Hilary. She’s a hard working known commodity, as smart as any of them, and tough as nails. She’s no Jimmy Carter who gave it all away.

  • Oh my gosh Linda! The Alzheimer’s test! Niiiice! I too was hoping for Hilary. Really any established politician wouldn’t be a change. A change would be a P & VP who can and WILL do something to turn this country around. And don’t even get me started on health care…

  • Kathleen,

    I’m with you in wanting to see Hillary at the helm. I think as VP, though, she would have been too polarizing. I guess we’ll never know. I do, however, see her is a very high position in Obama’s administration. Can’t you just see her as Secretary of State? That’s my hope, anyway.

    ~Debbie

  • Beth,

    See… that’s why I answered your ‘actor’s studio’ questions the way I did – least favorite word – “can’t”, favorite word – “will”. 🙂

    I do think Joe Biden will do some good things for the country, though. His tireless efforts with the Violence Against Women Act – and all that encompasses – gives me hope. And Obama, I don’t know, as the first African American president, he has people expecting him to fail miserably and people expecting him to be perfection. It’s the same conundrum Mayor Dinkins faced here in NY as the first black mayor of this city. I think what Obama has going for him that’s unique, however, is his newness. He, as yet, has not been jaded and numbed by a long career in Washington.

    Well… we can hope.

    ~Debbie

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