Monday, August 25, 2008

If Biden believes Obama will win, why continue Senate run?

That's the part of the whole Biden story that doesn't make sense to me. If Senator Biden truly believes that the Obama/Biden ticket will win, then why would he continue to campaign for his senate seat? We seem to have accepted that our elected officials will campaign for other offices while supposedly representing us, since Obama, McCain and Biden are all currently Senators, but isn't campaigning for both the vice presidency and the senate at the same time just a bit much?

It sends the message that Biden does not have faith in the presidential campaign, else he would step down to allow someone else the chance to run for that seat. If Obama wins, the voters of Delaware will not have a voice in who will represent them, that decision would be made by the governor of Delaware and it's being suggested that Biden wants one of his sons to have that spot.


Ted said...

Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at

Team McCain, well done!!!

Lisa Renee said...

Ted, I've actually heard Palin's name mentioned, but I agree the MSM is not covering that aspect.

With Obama picking Biden if McCain does pick Palin or another woman, it could change the undercurrent in this election.

J. Rowsey said...

I think that Lieberman did this too, didn't he?

Aaron said...

I'll bet there are plenty of failed VPs (or even presidential candidates) who thought they had a chance, then later on probably kicking themselves for not seeking re-election whether it be Senate or Goveners.