Hat tip to Jack and Jill Politics for the name suggestions for the new Democratic ticket!
I have been steering clear of politics lately, just because I notice a clear correlation with my high blood pressure and paying close attention to every detail of this election race. You already know what my hopes for the future are. But what do I know? Back in January, I actually thought an Obama/Edwards ticket was the thing to beat. Imagine how disappointed I was to see a shameful dalliance with a Tom Petty lookalike derail that dream. (Sorry to be so uncharacteristically snarky, but I’m still mad about that. Talk about a news story that raised my blood pressure).
Last night when I put on my Ojamas and dreamed up my ideal Democratic ticket (just kidding – I don’t actually own a pair of Ojamas. But aren’t they adorable?), I imagined a wild card candidate and kept Joe Biden on the back burner. I definitely think he’s a great debater and talk show guest because of his straight shooting nature, but his history of gaffes and misstatements makes me unsure that he’d be a wise choice — Jack and Jill Politics also pointed all of that out recently, which gave me even more pause. Still, I definitely admire his foreign policy skills.
This is a veep with issues — he speaks his mind and has said stupid things in the past — he really, really needs to self-edit a whole lot better. But still, I like him. I really like him. And I think he makes this the change and experience ticket, which I believe would be hard to beat. I am cautiously optimistic. But enough about what I think — I don’t claim to be extremely politically knowledgeable, by any means. Just passionate and engaged. Feel free to step in and school me on your thoughts on the ticket.
What do you all think?