Obama-Biden '08 for a Better America

(Proudly cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

"This may be our last chance to reclaim the America we love, to restore the America we know." - Joe Biden, Our Next Vice President

Like everyone else around here, I was paying close attention to the very firstObama-Biden joint campaign appearance today. I wanted to see what Biden would say.

And I must admit that I was impressed with what Obama said today...

As well as what Biden said...

Was this ticket my first pick? Obviously not. But am I ready to work like hell to ensure the Obama-Biden ticket is the winning ticket this fall? You bet I will!

Why? I don't want another elitist celebrity Rethuglican in the White House. He may sound like a good ol' all-American regular guy, but John McCain isn't...

No really. He isn't. Take a look.

We can't afford another four years of this nonsense. We don't need another four years of Bush-Cheney madness. We need change we can believe in, not more of the same unbelievable right-wing extremism that hurts working families.

We need leaders like Barack Obama. We need leaders like Joe Biden. We need change that works for working people. We need change that helps rebuild all the wonderful things about this nation that Bush has broken. We need Obama & Biden in the White House to clean house and restore America's greatness.

So if you can, please join us in supporting Obama-Biden '08. We must stand together now if we want to win this year. We must support our Democratic team now. I hope we'll all be working together now to make real change happen. :-)

Tags: Barack Obama, economic royalism, elitist, joe biden, John McCain, Obama-Biden '08, Progressive Majority, progressive values, Republican mistakes, vast right-wing conspiracy (all tags)



Tips? Flames? Suggestions?

Why not send them here?

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/ view/main/clintonistasforobama

Make the Obama-Bide ticket the winning ticket! :-D

by atdleft 2008-08-23 01:21PM | 0 recs
Think of Biden as the male

HRC, much of what he said is what she would have said on the stump.

No statement of support from Evan Bayh?  He sounds pretty bummed, even Lugar allegedly recommended Biden first when Obama sought his counsel according to Andrea Mitchell's reporting.  If we can push back against this Bush/Cheney comparison that some (e.g. Fineman, Gregory, NY Times) in the media are making, I think the narrative of Obama/Biden will be fine.  I suspect Jerome is right that McCain won't attempt to engage Biden at all.

by Blazers Edge 2008-08-23 01:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Think of Biden as the male

I have to say that today is the first time I've felt excited about the Obama campaign.  I went to his website and bought a t-shirt.  That is a HUGE step for me.

by psychodrew 2008-08-23 02:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Think of Biden as the male

I can't say it's the first time, but I was smiling like an idiot while watching that first campaign event with the two of them.  

It wasn't smooth.  There were lots of little mistakes, from calling Biden the "next President" to his (did I really hear this) referring to "Barack America"...but it was very REAL.  

I felt like the campaign was picking itself up after bottoming out.  And I LOVED that it was a message of economics and the hardship of the middle class.  Biden may be a FP guy, and not an economics guy, but he clearly understands the economics of the family, and that means a lot more to most people than the economics of Wall Street or the Fed.

by freedom78 2008-08-23 02:42PM | 0 recs
I loved the Barack America gaffe

And I loved the way the crowd affectionately corrected Biden by chanting Obama!  Obama!  Obama!

by ProfessorReo 2008-08-23 03:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Think of Biden as the male

Damn, Drew, you ARE going for it.....

Well, I wanted Obama/Clark on the bumper, but I think I'm sizing it up for Obama/Biden....

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-23 03:55PM | 0 recs

And as soon as I get my next paycheck, I'd like to get one of those for me! I'm so excited to see you excited. :-)

by atdleft 2008-08-23 04:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama-Biden '08 for a Better America

I think it's a great pick.  Joe Biden has been a good Senator and he'll make a great VP.  Obviously, I would rather the ticket be Clinton/Biden, but hey, the primaries are over.

Time to kick some McAss!

by psychodrew 2008-08-23 01:44PM | 0 recs
Nicely said, Drew...

And we're always asking for help...

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/ view/main/clintonistasforobama

To keep kicking the McAss all the way back to Sedona... Or Phoenix... Or San Diego... Or wherever else he's bought another McMansion! :-D

by atdleft 2008-08-23 01:55PM | 0 recs

And kudos to you too, atdleft, for being a grown-up. Such a shame others cannot follow your lead. And follow Hillary's lead for that matter.

by conspiracy 2008-08-23 02:34PM | 0 recs
I seriously doubt...

That most of these PUMA McTrolls were ever really Hillary Clinton Democrats to start with. Some may be disillusioned & now delusional ex-Hillary supporters, but I'm really suspecting that most of them are just Republicans trying to stir up s--t in our party. I think we're doing a good job debunking their lies.

by atdleft 2008-08-23 04:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama-Biden '08 for a Better America

Thank you for this diary.

Highly rec'd atdleft.

by spacemanspiff 2008-08-23 01:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama-Biden '08 for a Better America

After slogging through some of the depressingly negative diaries & comments further down the list this is a welcome breath of fresh air.  

Of course I can't remember an atdleft diary that I didn't welcome - including the rare few in which I wasn't in total agreement.

Thanks for the clips.

Rec'd, not time for me to follow your link...

by January 20 2008-08-23 01:57PM | 0 recs
Thanks, January 20!

Oh my, I didn't know how many secret admirers I have! :-P

Well, then just bookmark the linkys in my sig line if you're ever in a generous mood. Obama, Biden, & all our other Dems always need more $$$$ love.

by atdleft 2008-08-23 02:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama-Biden '08 for a Better America

I have to hand it to the C4O crew, yall do some great work. Im proud and glad to stand with you to take back the WH, get a super majority on the Hill, and restore our countrys ideals.

by Drewid 2008-08-23 03:03PM | 0 recs

I'm glad to be working together with all of you to make this happen. Btw, I hope you stay tuned here & at our blog. We have even more great stuff we'll be unveiling here over the next week! :-D

by atdleft 2008-08-23 04:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama-Biden '08 for a Better America

I have to hand it to the C4O crew, yall do some great work. Im proud and glad to stand with you to take back the WH, get a super majority on the Hill, and restore our countrys ideals.

by Drewid 2008-08-23 03:05PM | 0 recs
Lets face it folks,

in a lot of ways Biden is a bridge between Hillary's camp and Obama's camp. And, to be fair to the good Senator, he brings some good things (and bad) of his own to the mix.

I love me some Obama, but the man is prone to being a bit mumbly and overthought. One of HRC's great strengths was her ability to cut to the heart of an issue, and have the facts at hand to back it up.

Biden, for all of his "gaffiness" is an amazingly focused speaker, and while he may lack the breadth of HRCs command of the issues, his experience and knowledge of his arena is second to none.

Joe was actually my first choice, and I lost a cool ten bucks on a bet when he dropped out. I remain poorer by that amount, but I am more than happy with the dividends this ticket brings to the table.

by Neef 2008-08-23 03:38PM | 0 recs

 I wish you'd just give it up for now.  You're a fine young political activist, but you also lack a bit of experience us older bitter folks have acquired over the last four decades of watching and experiencing politics.

Were I your age, I'd probably do exactly what you're doing right now.  But watching 40 years of degeneration of attention spans, values, disappearing species, global warming, greed going rampant, and political games, does something to us.

There comes a point when we're no longer willing to be sheeple.  For me it almost happened during the last presidential election cycle.  But I hung in there with Kerry.  This time round it's just no longer an option for me.

It's become too grotesque and too obscene.  But you wouldn't know that lest you would have personally observed the timeline of the last 40 years.

Keep fighting, but DO make sure you're fighting for the right things.  The Democratic Party right now exists in words only, believe me, and this whole Obama Presidency is nothing more than a corporate advertising campaign.  He will be controlled by the very interests I think you believe you are fighting by fighting for him.  He is nothing but a tool for them.

Our Democracit Party is no longer worth fighting for.  It has merged with the Corporations and the Power interests (gradually, over the decades), and is now no longer a party interested in fighting for the values it originally represented.  It has, for all I can see, merged with the Republican party in all but commercial appearance.

So what has our Democratic majority in the House and Senate since their election in 2006 brought us exactly?  a 19% approval rating?

Do you really think that is going to change by electing Obama?  What exactly does he bring to the table except an ever changing agenda of promises and betrayals (FISA)?

No, just can't do that anymore.  I consider myself a TRUE Democrat.

by Gabriele Droz 2008-08-23 07:25PM | 0 recs
Honest questions

Were I your age, I'd probably do exactly what you're doing right now.  But watching 40 years of degeneration of attention spans, values, disappearing species, global warming, greed going rampant, and political games, does something to us.

Does it do something to you, that you're proud of or happy with? Is it something you would teach your younger peers?

I teach my daughter a share of cynicism, because I think she'll need it in the world. I withold a much larger share, because I know her destiny isn't mine.

What message do you want to send to the activists of tomorrow?

by Neef 2008-08-23 07:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Honest questions

don't buy commercialism.  And Obama is the ultimate commercialism of our times.  At least that IS the message at this particular moment in time.

As far as other messages go, I truly believe in

"don't own any more material objects than your brain can handle"

"Live better by owning less, thereby having more time for a real life."

"Advertisements are not necessary, as I damn well know what I need and want."

"Grow your own food, and lay down on mother earth to truly experience the thrill of it all."

I'll stop here, but I've got hundreds more in store.

by Gabriele Droz 2008-08-23 08:24PM | 0 recs
Fair enough

about commercialism. I get your point.

But we're faced with a binary decision. Two choices. It's not nearly enough to simply avoid an alternative, without actively investigating the consequence (McCain).

It has been one of my great frustrations this cycle, that people have been quick to criticize Obama (fairly and unfairly), while not applying the same standards to McCain.

Why does McCain get a pass?

by Neef 2008-08-23 09:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Fair enough

He doesn't, in my book, either.

by Gabriele Droz 2008-08-23 11:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Fair enough

He's another one I could NEVER vote for.

Sorry, no PUMA here.

by Gabriele Droz 2008-08-23 11:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Honest questions

I did that already.

by Gabriele Droz 2008-08-23 09:12PM | 0 recs
And its your shitty attitude

is why dems usually lose.

by IowaMike 2008-08-23 10:24PM | 0 recs


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