This should be good, folks. Both guys are known for their arrogance, verbosity, and tendency towards gaffes, which will make for a very entertaining couple of months.
Here’s a list of Obama’s gaffes, (in dire need of some updates).
Obama Gaffes on video:
Here are some of Biden’s on video.
These two together should exude all the warmth and charm of an enlarged prostate.
The McCain camp responds to the news:
“There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama’s lack of
experience than Joe Biden,” said McCain spokesman Ben Porritt. “Biden has denounced Barack Obama’s poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans are quickly realizing — that Barack Obama is not ready to be President.”
Running against Obama for the presidency, Biden said nominating
someone without national security credentials would be a “tragic
mistake” and said that the presidency “is not something that lends
itself to on-the-job-training.”
Yeah, it’s a good thing McCain isn’t choosing Mitt Romney. The Dems would have a field day with that .
STACLU has a good round-up of blog reactions.
A running theme: Since Obama has been campaigning as someone with superior judgment on Iraq (for being against the war), it’s telling that he chooses Biden, (who voted for the war).
How can he now pummel John McCain for voting in favor of the Iraq war? That issue is now moot for him.
Jay Nordlinger weighs in at The Corner.
My thoughts exactly.