Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Biden pick

Now we know. Sen. Barack Obama selects Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) for his VP choice.

Two perspectives: First, Marc Ambinder. Second, Ron Fournier.

You know, early in the week, I hated the pick, thus putting me closer to Fournier. Not only does Biden, umm, like to hear himself talk, but the whole plagiarism thing will no doubt come back in discussion.

As time goes on though, I kinda like it. Love it? No. But, overall, I agree with Sullivan's take. Fears that an Obama Admin. will be a bunch of young, naive punks making policy should be partially negated.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Take a month off

And everything changes! Obama's lead evaporates. Russia goes all Tsarist* on us. And, the IndyCar Series flirts with irrelevance.

As for why Obama's in trouble, THIS Sullivan post goes a long way to explaining it, along with my theory that folks didn't object to Bush on ideas; they did so on competence. Liberals missed this.

*Just a note. Putin's Russia is many bad things; Communist, it ain't.

More on the IRL later.