Obama Finally Has a Pit Bull
Joe Biden might be able to save Obama from turning into the 2008 version of Michael Dukakis, Al Gore and John Kerry. Obama seems determined to stay on the “high road” while he gets continually shat on by the Republican Hate Machine. How’d that work out for his three predecessors?
Biden has some of the criteria that Obama lacks. He has experience (several decades in the Senate) and an extensive knowledge of foreign policy. He's Catholic and comes from a working class background.
But most importantly, he's quick-witted, blunt and goes for the jugular when necessary. The next Republican sleazewipe who takes a shot at Obama is gonna be picking his teeth up off the sidewalk with his broken fingers (figuratively of course).
Biden has already gotten in a few one-liners about the, uh, togetherness of Bush and McCain during the past eight years. He pointed out that McCain has voted with Bush about 90% of the time. He even recycled some of McCain’s own quotes, where McCain said he was “totally in agreement and support of President Bush” on “the most important issues of our day.”
He also got off a line about McCain’s seven houses. He was talking about sitting at the kitchen table, going over the bills, and said: “That's not a worry John McCain has… He will have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at.”
Over the years he's made a lot of shoot-from-the-hip comebacks that are easily comparable to Lloyd Bentsen’s famous jab at Dan Quayle: “…Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.”
During the next few months there should be numerous debates and press conferences where Biden leaves McCain and his VP nominee with that Dan Quayle deer-caught-in-the-headlights facial expression.