August 28th, 2008

darkness

Politics stuff

So i was a little disappointed when i first heard that Biden was the VP pick. I was thinking it would be kind of cool if either Sebelius or Napolitano had been chosen. In part because it just would have been cool, but admittedly in part also because it might have mollified some of the PUMA people. (On the other hand some people have argued that the PUMAs would have claimed that choosing a woman other than Clinton would be a slap in her face.)

However looking at both his personal and professional life now i can really see why they went with him.

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So anyone else have any tidbits of info on Biden, either good or bad, that i haven't picked up on yet?

As for McCain's VP pick, i can't decide if i'd rather have him go with Lieberman or Romney. With Romney you've got a $100+ millionaire and a $200+ millionaire together, which will be easy to take advantage of. Apparently Romney also had lots of negative stuff to say about McCain during the primary, but at best that will only balance out the video clips of Clinton saying negative stuff about Obama. There's also claims that he sucked as a governor, although i think it's mostly democrats who've been saying that and i haven't have the chance to check the claims myself to see how biased they are.

Lieberman on the other hand... well, he _might_ draw away some of the PUMA voters, but he'd sure as hell piss off a lot of McCain's base. And personally i was never particularly fond of him to begin with because of his stance on video games in general and his his support of things like the Family Entertainment Protection Act and the Communication Decency Act in particular, and that was before his pseudo-split with the democratic party. If he were to fully go over to the other side it would provide a (mostly imaginary) retro-justification for my previous dislike of him. The same way i used to feel a little guilty for thinking John Edwards seemed kind of skeevy to me when a lot of my friends were big supporters of his. Being proven "right" about my feelings later doesn't mean that those feelings were based on anything reasonable at the time, but i can at least pretend :)

As for Pawlenty, i know almost nothing about him. I guess i'll be kind of upset if McCain picks him unless there's some huge scandal or opportunity lurking there that i don't know about yet.