As great as Biden is, as each day goes past, I'm really having my doubts that he can bring himself to really attack McCain as a VP should.
He refers to him as "John" and never passes up an opportunity to say "he's my friend". Now when you do that stuff as a qualifier - you can't help but water down the effectiveness of your attack. I mean why the hell is he such a close friend of yours if his thinking/policies/judgement is so f'd up? It only propagates this McCain as reaching across the aisle, maverick reputation.
I wonder if Obama had any clue of this before picking Biden.
Moreover, he's hestitant to attack the woman, Palin too.
Won't attack friend and won't attack a woman equals not doing the Veep thing.
then Obama would need CO, NV, NM, VA, MO, NC to win. . . which at this time in the election is patently ridiculous.
My initial post was that Obama's GROUND game helped him in the battleground states of CO and VA in the primaries but there is little to suggest his vaunted ground game helped him in any other battleground state of the primaries . . . so it's just conjecture that his GOTV will pull this out.
If it is exceedingly close to begin with then the few tenths that his turnout brings in the battlegrounds helps in the margin.
If the rethug church-going-crowd is as energized as they appear to have become in the last few weeks - then we've got our work cut out. Those churches wrote the book on GOTV and have basically pounded us in the last 2 presidential elections.
If Obama had picked Clinton and occupied the female space, then McSimpleton in my opinion would have picked some other person with a "maverick" reputation like Heineman or Powell possibly to occupy both the maverick space and the african american space.
If you really think that genius McCain would have picked Palin a novice to go 14 rounds in a catfight with Clinton - then that's your perogative.