Joe Biden is supposed to bring "foreign policy experience" to the Democratic ticket, but what he really brings is support for the Democrats' most conservative policies.
August 25, 2008
Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.)
AFTER DRAGGING it out for weeks to build up "excitement," the Obama camp announced its choice for vice president in a 3 a.m. text message last weekend, and the winner is...the most conventional possible choice and the one most acceptable to the Washington political establishment.
Picking Delaware Sen. Joe Biden was widely seen as the safe road for Barack Obama--a white man who would allegedly help Democrats appeal to white working class voters, a 30-plus year veteran of the Senate with close ties to political and business powerbrokers, a center-right Democrat with lots of "foreign policy experience."
Obama built up Biden at their first joint appearance, but the manufactured image of the Delaware senator is far from reality.