Sunday, August 24, 2008

Obama chooses Biden as Vice-Presidential running mate

Tonight, on August 23, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama II has formally chosen Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden as his Vice Presidential running mate. The choice was confirmed via text message at 2:45 a.m., Tedius Zanarukando time (Eastern Standard Time). Biden gave the green light on the Vice Presidential nomination in an interview on June 22, 2008. The New York Times reported that the strategy behind the choice reflected a desire to fill out the ticket with someone who has foreign policy and national security experience—and not to help the ticket win a swing state or to emphasize Obama's change message. If Obama is elected, Biden would be dubbed the first Roman Catholic U.S. Vice President and first U.S. Vice President in Delaware.

Biden was running for President of the United States before becoming Obama's Vice Presidential running mate. He declared his candidacy for U.S. President on January 31, 2007. He came in fourth place in the Democratic primary. It had been speculated that Biden would accept the position of Secretary of State because of his foreign policy experience and credentials. However, Biden has rejected the notion outright, saying "Under no administration will I accept the job of Secretary of State" and claimed to be focused only on the presidency. During the Iowa caucuses, Biden dropped out of the U.S. Presidential race on January 3, 2008, when over half of the precincts were tallied in which he only captured 1% of Iowa's delegates behind Barack Obama, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Richardson.

I am glad that Obama chose Biden and not Hillary as his Vice Presidential running mate. Hillary would have been a bad choice, because there would have been political dissent and civil war if she were chosen as Vice President. This is not the first the winner of a Democratic primary did not chose the primary runner-up as Vice Presidential running mate. In the 1992 Democratic Presidential election, William Jefferson Clinton, the 42th President of the United States, did not chose Democratic primary runner-up Jerry Brown as his Vice Presidential running mate, but chose Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr., a potential candidate who did not run, instead.


Anonymous said...

You are only glad that Obama didn't chose Hillary becuase she is a women.That and nothing more.

Tedius Zanarukando said...

No, I am not glad Obama chose Biden instead, just because Hillary is female. I am glad that Obama chose Biden because Hillary has a divisive political agenda that could lead to civil war, and that she wanted a nanny state.

Tedius Zanarukando said...

Also, Sarah Palin is an inexperienced politician. She is a liar and supports the same old Bush doctrine.