I got my face shaved today. Barbershop time. My barber, definitely old school, but a supporter of Obama, is now showing some more doubts. Obama's triangulation is fairly complete, and he has all the attributes of a mainstream Democrat candidate but none of the bona fides. Reverse the ticket and it's just what you would expect of a fairly good choice. If I were a democrat, I think I might pick Biden Obama. Biden Obama makes sense theoretically but Obama Biden? If you were to be one of those people who voted for Obama during the primaries, Obama Biden would not *even* be on your mind.
So basically all of the principled Leftists and Progressives get to downplay the VP position. The only consistency here is a dogged determinism against Bush's foreign policy. That's what Biden cements. It's really the last thing Obama should do - campaign on a primarily foreign policy platform, but it does moderate the whole look and feel of the OBandwagon.
Like most reasonably sound people, I made my mind up a long time ago. It didn't take me as long as this campaign has gone to pick my wife of 15 years, so I really don't understand how it is people can keep talking about it this long. No wonder we've gotten into the weeds of dueling assets.
I think the entire thing with the text message is emblematic of Obama-ness. He promises to avoid the MSM and be all young and fresh with his text message delivery of the news. Then his organization leaks it out to the MSM anyway, and the whole text message network never works, and the actual news is not groundbreaking at all, but a safe triangulated thing.