No I didn't sign up to get the text message notice. I just waited for the mornng news like everyone else. Obama said he didn't want a "yes man". I'm thinking he picked somebody whose lips are a bit *too* loose. This could get interesting. Obama names veteran Biden as VP choice - Yahoo News.
Launching his ill-fated shot at the Democratic nomination last year, he said of Obama: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." Biden apologized and Obama said he took no offence, but the Delaware senator then went on to make another remark that has already become fodder for Republican attacks. Ahead of a debate among the Democratic presidential contenders, he had said Obama "can be ready, but right now I don't believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training." At the debate in Iowa, he said: "I think I stand by the statement."UPDATE: Dave Barry hits the nail squarely. As usual.
The Obama-Clinton tension is only one of the dramatic storylines developing in Denver. Another one is Obama's choice of running mate. Following days of feverish media speculation over a list of names that at one point included the late Hubert Humphrey and a probably fictional congressperson named ''Chet Edwards,'' Obama, in a bold move, went with the one name guaranteed to send an electric shock of electricity through the spinal cord of American politics: Joe Biden. This choice not only virtually locks up Delaware's electoral vote (which it shares with Wyoming) but it also buttresses the Obama team with one of the Senate's most vocal voices. Sen. Biden is scheduled to address the convention Wednesday night from 8:48 p.m. until dawn.