Saturday, August 23, 2008
Joe Biden - man for the times
As everyone knows by now, Senator Barack Obama has selected Joseph Biden, U.S. Senator from the state of Delaware, to be his running mate.
Joe Biden is the right man. A member of the Senate since 1972, Biden serves as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations. Previously, he has served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary.
Biden, a Roman Catholic, brings wisdom and experience to the Obama campaign. Biden is a liberal, thank god, with a commitment of those liberal values that put people first. He believes the government is neither evil (as per Reagan), nor the conduit for siphoning the country's assets off to the rich (as per Bush and company). Rather the government is the organism by which the needs of the people are met and the opportunities to live in mutually supportive roles are provided.
In his position as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, Biden will be able to offer focus and insight to Senator Obama as together they take up the task of healing the wounds created by Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney and all the other neocons who saw the world, and specifically the Middle East, as a playground for their war games.
Biden - a great choice!