“B” to the “i” to the “d” “e” “n”
August 23, 2008

by pegleghippie

Obama is announcing it today.  Not the worse choice, although my hope-against-hope that it would be Kucinich is dead (can you think of a better assassination deterrent for right wingers than the thought of Kucinich as president?)  Biden is a smart guy, led the fight for stricter gun control in the 90s, and he heads the foreign relations committee.  He’s old as fuck though, at 65.  If Obama wins two terms, we may see Biden as the de facto nominee in 2016, at age 73, older than John McCain is now.

 And if he didn’t run then (and he really shouldn’t) then the country has to do the whole double-primary thing again. I just think it would be easier to have someone who could ride Obama’s momentum.  Then again Gore was supposed to ride Clinton momentum, and that didn’t go so well, so maybe this is more strategic.

It’s probably a good idea for Obama to have someone from the old school of democratic politics in his administration.  It’ll be a good balance for his stated goal of giving American politics an upgrade.  At the same time, I would rather have a VP who wholly reinforced the President’s vision, and saved the various dissenting views for lower cabinet positions.

During the run up to the primaries, Biden and Richardson were the only two dems that I liked less than Mrs. Clinton.  That was as a president though.  Somehow I’m not as put off by him as a VP.  We’ll see how it goes.

Oh and I read somewhere that Mccain was this close to picking Romney, then the house(s) scandal broke, and the McCain campaign was scared that announcing Romney would just reinforce the “out of touch rich white guys” perception.

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Where was my big Victory Post?
June 6, 2008

I didn’t forget to post about Obama’s nomination. After the announcement that he clinched the nomination, I actually went into a frenzie of happiness much like an acid trip, (never been there jk jk) and passed out from then til juuust now.

As you can obviously tell, I’m not serious. I just got back from Transfer orientation at UNT. Which was productive albeit boring and humiliating.

But for now, the man of the hour!

That man right there is going to put America back on track.  This is 1968 in 2008. This is the 40th anniversary of progression. This is hope, people. This is change.

What the critics are calling empty rhetoric is a vision. What they mock as inexperience is a new outlook. What they wish to keep from you is freedom, success, wealth, and happiness.

We’re on the path for Universal Healthcare. If he chooses Hillary Clinton as his VP, which may or may not be the best choice, you can guarantee something’s going to get done there. The promises were too big… if they didn’t pull through on that, they’d never be re-elected.

We’re on the path for a more democratic nation. Special interests and lobbyists are taking the backseat now. The American people are going to navigate and this man, this vision, this change, has the wheel. We ripped off the rear-view mirror folks.

McCain has no chance. We’re all tired of Republican government. I’d be surprised if it isn’t a landslide victory. We can’t be stopped this year, or next year. We the people, in order to form THE more perfect union, have chosen Barack Obama to guide or foreign policy. A friend to Iran, an enemy to subversive terror groups, but more importantly, a friend to all people wishing democracy.

The nation nearly collapsed under Bush’s presidency. Who knows what may happen before November. Who knows what last minute destruction he’s going to inflict, out of stubborn ignorance, misinformation, foolish foreign policy, and terrible economic decisions.

What I do know is that come November, the dollar’s going to get stronger. The stock market’s going to go up. Our economy will be a little stronger just knowing that someone, finally someone qualified, is in the position.

We need you to vote, people. It’s not okay to assume that someone else’s vote is gonna carry. But we have time, and I’ll be writing about the importance of you getting out there to vote. i’ll write about the importance of every person who wants to change, to take an hour off of work, to find someone to watch your kids, to turn off the television. I’ll give you instructions on registering to vote. I’ll personally assist anyone who wants help learning how to vote, from 18 year old first-time voters, to 50 year old citizens who’ve never voted in their life.

Go to barackobama.com and make a donation of 25 dollars. That’s an hour of work for our better off viewers, a lawn mowed by our younger readers, or a birthday present from Gramma Pat. Give Obama a fighting chance against McCain, who relies on 50,000 dollar checks from PAC’s and special interests. The DNC has agreed not to accept any money from PAC’s or special interests, and relies on the American People. Because this is your president.

It’s time to play the game. Let’s turn all those states.