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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Do Not Overshadow Obama, Joe

The Vice-Presidential nomination for the Democratic ticket has been much on my mind today.

Already mainstream media are touting Joe Biden's role as the bulldog to Barack Obama's effete chihuahua. The Vice-Presidential nominee is there to attack, where it would be unseemly for the future President to do so, after all. That's nothing new.

But just how much of a role is Joe Biden going to play in an Obama presidency?

Well, first order of business is, do not overshadow The One on the official campaign poster. At first, when I posted the website announcement below, I thought, well, this Obama-Biden graphic looks a bit hurried.

But after all, it's early days. They will surely trot out a more professional-looking graphic in the coming hours.

To my shock, though, during the presentation rally in Springfield, Illinois, the posters had the same image. Notice how "Obama" is starkly white, whereas "Biden" is shown in lacklustre greyed-out lettering.



You can really see what I mean in the photographs of the rally.



Though Biden doesn't have a Clintonesque ego, let alone an Obaman one, he is a man with pugnacious touchiness, and he's not above putting some poor schmoe down publicly.

I wonder if he has realised just how much of a second banana he is going to be, especially after Michelle and others are factored in?

Because, if the ticket is elected, this is how it will look like after he's done his bit in November.



Just fair warning, Joe. There's no room for another One in Obama Nation.

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4 Comments:

  • We know that the Obama campaign will use Joe Biden as the attack dog for them. As if we aren't aware that Obama directs the slimy attacks and has done so from the start.

    The best suggestion I've seen for the McCain campaign is to ignore Biden and reply to his attacks as if they came from Obama. Which they will have.

    Whoo-Hoo!

    By Blogger benning, at Sun Aug 24, 02:28:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I believe that Biden's advice will be influential. I don't think that Biden's so called arrogance will control his actions.

    And, I don't fear that Michelle will have an overbearing, excessive, or negative influence on BHO.

    I don't see the evidence to justify your concerns.

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

    By Blogger 1jpb, at Sun Aug 24, 08:49:00 pm GMT-4  

  • The best suggestion I've seen for the McCain campaign is to ignore Biden and reply to his attacks as if they came from Obama. Which they will have.

    That's actually a good piece of advice, Benning. Sound political instincts, you've got.

    And 1jpb, nice to see you here! Thanks for the comment. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Mon Aug 25, 01:25:00 am GMT-4  

  • How can he not?

    By Blogger blake, at Mon Aug 25, 01:41:00 am GMT-4  

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