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    Filed at 11:40 am under by dcobranchi

    Senator Joe’s a good choice. Although he’s been in D.C. forever, he’s not of D.C. He never bought a home there, instead commuting on Amtrak each day. He’s a quick-wit and was the one who made “A noun, a verb, and 9/11” famous. That quote probably did more to sink Giuliani’s chances than anything. And now, of course, it’ll be easy to note that McCain’s entire campaign seems to consist of “a noun, a verb, and prisoner-of-war.”

    8 Responses to “OBAMA/BIDEN”


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 23rd, 2008
    at 3:06 pm

    Plus, (homeschooling) parents especially should respect and appreciate that the reason he didn’t buy a house and move for his Senate job, was because his wife and daughter were killed by that drunk driver, leaving him to care for and single-parent two badly injured young boys.

    I didn’t know that until this morning because Biden DOESN’T exploit it politically, so I am incredibly more impressed with him than I was yesterday . . .


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 23rd, 2008
    at 3:16 pm

    And he’s good looking.

    Nance — once again focusing on the important things! 🙂


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 23rd, 2008
    at 3:28 pm

    I’ve always liked Biden. He was my senator for the entire 15 years I lived in DE. To this day he lives like a regular Joe (sorry) in Wilmington, DE.

    One other thing that could see some play during the election– His son, Beau, is the DE AG. I think just this week they announced that he’s deploying to Iraq in October as part of the JAG Corps. Sort of takes the wind out of McCain’s sails.


    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    August 23rd, 2008
    at 11:42 pm

    Color me unimpressed.

    But I was already leaning towards voting third party anyway.

    (McKinney/Clemente 2008!)


    Comment by
    Laura Derrick
    August 23rd, 2008
    at 11:54 pm

    I couldn’t be happier with his choice. I am in the midst of Camp Obama here in Austin (with several other homeschoolers in attendance, by the way) and to be honest, I would settle for any vice president who didn’ t see that office as a fourth branch of the federal government. But I continue to be impressed by the Obama campaign. They are helping people here, in a state where there is a slim chance of winning, learn how to organize and make a difference in their communities from the ground up.

    Every single person who wants to help, no matter how skilled or unskilled, no matter how much or how little time they have to give, no matter how dedicated they have been in the past, is valued and included. Last week, I showed two homeless women how to do data entry. When I came in a few days ago, one of them was teaching someone else how to do it. She has enough experience now to go out and get a job doing that, and in fact she has already been hired by a local campaign to do some phone banking.

    My kids and their friends are working on voter registration. They’re making door hanger packets with voter registration cards and instructions, to distribute in apartment complexes, which here, in a county with extraordinarily high registration rates, are universally below the 30% registration threshold. So far they’ve helped to make 15,000 packets, and they plan to keep going until they have done at least 60,000 – and helped to distribute them all.

    Om the last day of voter registration in our state, we plan to staff tables at hundreds of locations in our area, and based on previous election cycles, we expect to register over 25,000 voters on the deadline day alone.

    Get involved wherever you are. Tell your own story about what’s important to you. Work to get people involved in ways that fit with your beliefs and values. And check out the Obama campaign and the training they offer. I’ve been around the block a few times already, and I’m still learning a lot from them.


    Comment by
    Lillian
    August 24th, 2008
    at 7:28 am

    I really like Biden. He seems to have a brain, and not be afraid to use it.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 24th, 2008
    at 10:13 am

    We’ve had no electric power for most of the past 36 hours, but this morning I read the joke Biden made yesterday about his smart (and beautiful) wife, and wondered why Nancy Pelosi was asked to react. Does she have a Ph.D.? 😉

    I do and I certainly wasn’t offended, actually enjoyed it. He and the media can call her Dr. Biden from now on, and I’ll be even happier. . .


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 24th, 2008
    at 10:30 am

    And Biden’s remark was self-deprecating rather than a machismo brag about himself for winning such a wife. Contrast it with McCain’s recent joking um, tributes? — to his second wife, which disgusted me as a woman about him as a man. Of course McCain also comes up short (pun intended) contrasted with Biden in the reason HAS a second wife.