No, I’m not talking about "rb" and his point-by-point refutation of my Crystal Stilts review. the comment in question comes from Huffington Post, in response to an article about how Barack Obama needs to start playing some offense.
I can"t quite figure out Obama’s strategy, and they may be a good thing. Perhaps he is keeping his power dry, waiting for just the right moment to expose John McCain‘s countless faults. But right now McCain’s simple minded strategy is working well. Hate, not love, is the greatest of unifying forces; and John McCain is effectively working to create fear and hate in the minds of America’s cruder thinkers toward Obama in norder to build support for himself. All I know is that if Joe Biden becomes Obama’s running mate, old Joe will rip McCain’s policies to shears to where John boy won"t know if he is coming or going. This may be Barack’s ace in the hole play. Unfortunately, it would be a shame to waste Joe as VP, when he is perfectly suited to be Secretary of State. But first Barack has got to win, and I think Joe can provide the firepower to more than help pull off that trick.
I’m inclined to agree. Biden is one of my favorite politicos, and, before I switched to Barry (following a brief Hillary flirtation), Joe had my support. I’m a fairly serious geopolitics buff, and Joe’s take on international policy dovetails with my own. (But I don’t sit on any Senate committees. Yet.) Which is why Biden is truly someone I would want to "have a beer with."
The thing I like most about Biden is that he’s familar with McCain’s many weak spots. As I understand, they used to have something of a friendship, so Joe will be able to say things like "That’s not the John I used to know," over and over again in the press and on the stump.
The only downside to a Biden/Obama ticket is that it might make it seem like Barry needs Dad’s help with his foreign policy homework. That and Biden doesn’t really draw any water in those up-for-grabs states. But more importantly, if Obama wants to win this thing, he needs to stop this campaign from being a refferendum on him and start pointing out McCain’s faults on just about every key policy area imaginable. (Well, he does support Low-Power FM radio.)