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Question: Is Joseph Biden a Good Choice as Barack Obama's Running Mate?
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King Chester
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« on: August 31, 2008, 08:32:03 AM »

There has been an incredible examination over the choice by Presidential hopeful Senator John McCain of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his pick for a running mate.

WE are curious about the lack of discussion regarding the choice of Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama in selecting Joseph Biden as a pick for a running mate.

WE intend to remedy this.

Is Senator Joseph Biden a good choice by Senator Barack Obama to be Mr. Obama's running mate?

Senator Biden comes from a very small, but well-populated, state.

Senator Biden was a competitor against Senator Obama in the primaries and critcized Senator Obama.

Senator Biden is a member of a Congress with an approval level lower than the President's approval level.

Senator Biden has lived his professional life as an elected official, with little or no time in the private sector or military.

Other than age and congressional experience, what does Senator Biden do to enhance the possibility of Senator Obama becoming the next President?
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Kadoshim
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 10:20:24 AM »

I do not think Senator Biden was a good choice for Senator Obama's running mate for the following reasons:
1. Senator Biden has been in the Senate for 36 years and does not emphasize Obama's message of change.
2. Senator Biden has speaking abilities are not nearly as stellar as Obama's.

Biden could still make a good running mate for the following reasons:
1. He has great experience in foreign policy and politics in general and could be of great use to Obama as a source of advice if he were president.
2. His criticism could be seen as a good thing. All teams should be familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of their teammates. Senator McCain had only met Governor Palin twice before picking her, and the simple lack of familiarity could pose problems in office.
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