There are several reasons why Biden should do well and won’t fall on his face like his boss did in the first debate? First of all, the elevation is only 980 feet. Anyone who has been to Denver or watches MSNBC knows how difficult it is to talk at that altitude.
Secondly, not being able to use a teleprompter has never hampered Biden from making the very memorable statements that are his hallmark. Furthermore, he didn’t have John Kerry to let him down and Jim Lehrer will not moderate the debate. Finally, Paul Ryan is expected to be Paul Ryan, quite different than Romney who wasn’t himself in the debate. In other words, none of the factors that were stacked against Obama will affect the Vice President. Well there may be one. The moderator may still be sitting lower than the candidates making it difficult for Obama not to face his opponent when speaking.
Tonight’s debate will be the most watched Vice Presidential debate in history. Biden will surely make every effort to put one of his best feet forward because it is his opportunity to establish bona fides for a run for President should Obama decide to step down in 2016. Mathematics are boring, Biden is entertaining. For all these reasons, if I were asked to predict the winner, I would say the answer to that is a no-brainer.
The debate would be like the New York Yankees taking on the Chicago Cubs, except funnier.
A very wise man teased me with a question about 3 months ago. What attributes would the ideal VP candidate have? He suggested the ideal candidate would be someone who is black, a woman, well known, experienced in government and not from the Northeast. He had Condaleeza Rice in mind of course.
It didn’t take a lot of culling to find this very brief video of one of Uncle Joe’s Bidenisms. It is from a speech he made yesterday declaring that “Children should be educated to the degree they are educable.” It was a minor error of course, but it was a mistake Condi wouldn’t make because Condi is fully educablated.
Hustle in 5 or more donors to Obama’s election campaign and your name goes into a hat. The lucky winner gets his mom tweeted by the President of the United States. LOL!
It’s no joke. Here is a link to the official Obama-Biden Blog where Rufus Gifford, Obama’s National Finance Director made the announcement yesterday. Just because it’s a real doesn’t mean it isn’t funny. After all, Biden’s name is on the website. If Biden didn’t originate the idea it must have come from Avon where the Lady who brings in the most new accounts for the month gets a pink handbag. The idea is not without risk, however. What if someone calls our leader a Mother-Tweeter and it sticks?
Well anyway, if you want your mother shouted at or tweeted personally by the big BHO himself this will probably be your last chance. Enroll your dog, your cat or uncle John if you need to in order to get the five. I know, uncle John was a Republican but once they have passed away they can be voted either way. I learned that from a friend in 2008. A lot of Republicans turn Democrat when they die, he said.
Of course you may not win the drawing; then what? You will have to tweet your mother yourself or buy her flowers. I suggest you forget the tweeting thing and just go for flowers and the best Mother’s Day card you can find. A kiss would be a nice touch too.
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If Corporations Aren’t People, How Can They Be Greedy?
Mitt Romney has taken a lot of flak from the general press for his statement that corporations are people. John Hinderaker responds:
The managers who run any company have a fiduciary duty to try to maximize returns for their company’s owners–that is to say, profits. If a company’s executives decided not to be “greedy,” but rather to operate their company at a break-even level so as to avoid profit, they would be violating their legal duties and would be subject to shareholder lawsuits.
Is this “greed?” Of course not. It is progress. Do liberals really want the rest of us to be lazy; to be uncompetitive; to squelch change; to be inefficient and to pass the costs of that inefficiency on to our customers? Well, yes, actually, they do–just as the federal government passes the costs of its inefficiency on to its customers, the taxpayers.
Violence is Coming
Andrew Breitbart explains why he thinks that violence will be coming from the Occupy movement. The rhetoric anticipates violence. Many videos made at the protests attest to that.
All Huffy, Joe Biden Stands By Rape Reference to GOP
A reporter from Human Events asked Joe Biden about his comments that the number of sexual assaults would increase if Republicans don’t sign on to Barack Obama’s jobs proposal. Slow Joe went ballistic. The Bidens of this world are not accustomed to being questioned by the press about their nonsense