Monday, August 25, 2008

The DNC Has Begun

This about sums things up.

Sabato Bumps VP Bump

Larry Sabato states that choosing a VP doesn't give a presidential candidate a bump in the polls, but history shows different.

VP choices yield favorable bump data say

Sabato does have a political agenda and with the choice of Jabbering Joe the message that must go out is that it is all about Obama and VPs don't really matter. Well, in Biden's case the VP slot does matter. BO's hope was an inroad to the Joe six pack vote, catholics and middle of the road Dems. I'm thinking 3 out 3 ain't bad except these are strikes. Swish, swish, swish.

The mouth that bored is a choice I can't figure out. I think Obama has nothing, but this is beyond a rookie mistake. Biden is a mistake of gigantic proportions. Biden's personal story is a wonderful story of family winning over tragedy and politics. Biden appears to have single handedly saved AMTRAK as he befriended conductors year after year, but is that a story that rings true with the voters when they're standing at the gas pump, in the grocery store, hugging their soldier goodbye or when they're filling out their tax forms?

Sabato is wrong here. Biden brings to the ticket about as much as salt to a wound. It may hurt good, but it doesn't make the patient happy or healed.