Forget Hillary...Nominate Joe Biden

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Forget Hillary...Nominate Joe Biden

The Democrats are making a huge mistake.  They are putting all their money and all their weight behind Hillary Clinton, one of the most divisive people in the entire party.  What they are missing is the incomparable Joseph Biden.  Senator Biden of Delaware is probably the most articulate person in the entire Democratic party.  He actually has a clue when he talks about Iraq and all the other issues that face Americans.  The problem, thus far, is that the party is not getting behind him as they should.

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Joe Biden has been a Senator since he was 30 years old.  In fact, he took office on January 3, 1973, a full eight months before I was even born!  Yes, this man is a career politician, but he knows his stuff backwards and forwards.  He is a Roman Catholic, which should pass with all the bible-thumping freaks, and he is from a state that really has no particular negative connotation.  Unlike Massachusetts, which John Kerry couldn't get away from, Biden is from Delaware, which is as benign as you get.

Biden has been a key player in getting the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 passed.  He is also chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus.  He has been chairman on the U.S. Senate Committee of the Judiciary and on the Committee for Foreign Relations.  He is the ranking minority member of the Foreign Relations Committee.

Biden's expertise on foreign policy places him far ahead of any Democratic candidate for President in 2008.  Hillary does not even come close.  Neither does John Edwards.  Not a single Presidential candidate has as much foreign policy experience as Senator Biden.

The issue comes down to money....as it always does.  Hillary rakes in more money than Caesar's Palace in Vegas.  That is what makes her the frontrunner.  Hillary is not the frontrunner because she is the better candidate.  She simply has more bank.  That is where people on the blogosphere can make a difference.  The political blogs need to emphasized the strong candidates who may not have a significant bank account.  In this case, it is Senator Biden.

Don't get me wrong, Joe Biden is not claiming poverty.  I'm sure the man has plenty of money for himself and family.  He just doesn't have the funds to compete with the Clinton machine.

Speaking as someone who has always seen a Bush or Clinton in the White House his entire adult life, I yearn for the day when we can have someone different.  Joe Biden is that man.

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