Now that his "O" ness has selected his Robin to be his sidekick for his version of "The Dark Night" (let's call it the dark presidency), it's time to dissect the pick. I think, to be honest, that the general consensus is that this was a good pick by the "O" man. He could have done better from a pure political standpoint (Sam Nunn anyone?), but he could have done a lot worse as well. (Hillary anyone?)
And folks, let's not get it twisted; the field doesn't think the "O" man could win these elections if he had selected Abe Lincoln himself to be his running mate. But selecting Biden won't let the beating he is going to get any worse.
So anyway, let's take a look at the pros and cons of a Biden pick, shall we?
PRO: He is a white male.
CON: He is a white male from a very Northern state.
PRO: He has a great personal story.
CON: His running mate already has a great personal story.
PRO: He is a glib passionate speaker, who speaks his mind and will do well in the debates.
CON: He is a glib passionate speaker, whose mouth might get him in trouble. It has before.
PRO: He has great foreign policy credentials, and has the fact that he is the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee on his resume.
CON: He has great foreign policy credentials, and the "O" man picking him will seem like he is trying to cover up one of his weak areas, foreign policy.
PRO: He is not Hillary.
CON: He is not Hillary, and her peeps won't like it. Get ready Denver.
PRO: He is from Delaware, and that will help him with the Southeastern part of Pistolvania and the Philly suburbs.
CON: He is from Delaware. A very small state that his "O"ness was already going to win.
PRO: He has years and years of experience in Washington.
CON: He has years and years of experience in Washington. (What about change "O" man?)
PRO: Being born in Scranton Pistolvania and Catholic should help with some of those blue collar voters that the "O" man was having problems with.
CON: Many of those voters aren't voting for the "O" man and will never vote for a brother to be their president.
PRO: He is a fighter.
CON: He is a fighter, and his running made will seem even more benign and indulgent than he already is.
PRO: He is photogenic.
CON: Well, there is the whole "hair club for men" thing.