Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Biden...or Hillary Still ?

So I wonder if Joe Biden really is going to be the Democrats' VP candidate?

Hillary did her duty last night, no question. She made an effective speech, and there is nothing in her speech that St. Barack could reasonably quibble over. "No Way, No How, No McCain" is a good, pithy little slogan.

That said, how does any of this help St. Barack?

The convention is supposed to be about bringing the country to Jesus. . .er, St. Barack. But so far, the event's about lining up the supporting cast, and the drama of Hillary giving up the prize. To my mind, Senator Clinton's performance, and all the contortions about how her delegates are to be permitted to express themselves -- simply makes the omission of Senator Clinton from the ticket all the more glaring.

This whole business also shows that Barack Hussein Obama really, really is an amateur. Extraordinarily gifted, very intelligent, no question. But an amateur. Once upon a time, there were two politicians, JFK and LBJ, who didn't like each other much. But they were both pros, put personalities aside, and did what they had to do for their party to win.

I'm not convinced that Hillary Clinton ever wanted to be Vice President. As I have said (and bearing in mind I'm talking totally in terms of power) if he wins, she loses. She only wins if he loses and she's not seen as the cause.

So what happens now? I wonder if Obama's going to really get Biden? Wouldn't shock me if the convention might not have a different idea about who should be Vice President. I sure don't think that helps him, much, either.


louielouie said...

i think a lot of quesitons will be answered tonight during mr. bill's speech.
him leaving before the coronation tomorrow night might signal something amiss.
speaking of the coronation tomorrow night, would it not be a good time for jmac to announce his veep? say an hour before the big dance.

El Jefe Maximo said...

I do like the way you think LL. . .but churlishness should be left to the Democrats, who snub the candidate with the largest number of votes. . .

Besides, if the ceremony goes off as advertises (as I am praying), we want the whole country to see the Sawdust Messiah get anointed in the Greak temple.

hank_F_M said...

Senator Clinton would have been a better choice from the Democratic POV.

But I think that Mr. and Mrs. Clinton would want Senator Obama to be their front man after the election. From his long term POV ABC (Anybody But Clinton)is a good move.

But now that the deed is done changing would cost more than would be gained in the election.

El Jefe Maximo said...

That was idle speculation this afternoon Hank. Done deal now, and you're right. And you're correct, I think, about the Clintons. That's their best case anyway.

louielouie said...

what will he wear?
i'm sure you saw this.