The Messiah has chosen his leading disciple, and it is Joe Biden, senator from Delaware.
The cable news media have been squawking all day about who Senator Obama was going to pick to be his running mate. I think Chris Matthews had another thrill run up his leg all day thinking about the Messiah's pick.
Bits and pieces of information have been leaking out slowly over the hours in the form of who would not be on the ticket.
When news came out that Hilary Clinton was not going to be Obama's veep, the discussion turned sour as hostile Hilary fans took their final insult. The in-fighting within the Democratic party between the Hilary supporters and the Obama disciples is going to be very interesting, an ultimately, in my opinion, the game breaker. But picking Joe Biden as his running mate only adds to the losing strategy that the Dems are employing. This is the man who gives verbose, ad hoc, Castro-like speeches. And he is the man who said of the Messiah:
I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.Well, that's swell. It doesn't take much to become Obama's wingman. Just let him know he's a 'clean and nice-looking guy.' Who would have thunk it that loose lips would eventually become Barry's veep.
If for nothing else, Senator Biden will prove to be a rich bank of quotable gaffes in this historic presidential campaign.