The US election season officially kicks off in high gear today with the announcement of the first Vice Presidential Candidate. News Flash:
"Candidate of change selects old white man, Washington insider, in campaign against old white man."
Joe Biden, a long time senator, two time presidential candidate, and hawk is selected by Obama as his running mate. The ticket is already being called Obiden.
I think Biden is a great choice to complement Obama's weaknesses once he is elected. However, for the election he also helps accentuate the differences, with a treasure trove of quotes from Biden criticising Obama.
One thing is certain, Biden will make an effective attack dog on the campaign trail, and will be formitable in the VP Debates. The ball is now in McCain's court.