The LuLac Edition #545, August 23rd, 2008
This morning word was released that Senator Barack Obama named Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his Vice President. Biden will play well in Northeastern Pennsylvania because he lived in Scranton until the age of 10. He was the youngest elected Senator winning office at the age of 29 in the 1972 election. From You Tube, a profile from ABC News.
In this fascinating video, Biden as a senior U.S. Senator worked as a custodian walking a day in the shoes of an average guy. This is powerful stuff and despite Biden's propensity for gaffes, it is not everyday you see a long time lawmaker with a broom and dustpan.
Biden is a great debater. So much so that Obama worried more about him in the series of debates than Senator Clinton.
He can hold his own on the campaign trail. Will be the party's attack dog but do it in a less abrasive manner than a Nixon.
Great foreign policy and judiciary experience. He served as chair of both committees.
There are countless videos out there of Biden quotes that are laced with salty profanities that may not endear him to middle America.
In some ways, he may overshadow and diminish Obama's experience.
Biden's seat is up in 08. He can run for both. Joe Lieberman from Connecticut did it in 2000, Lloyd Bensten in 1988 and Lyndon Johnson in 1960 both from Texas. LIeberman and Bensten were defeated and returned to the Senate while LBJ became John Kennedy's Vice President.