So, Why Would Obama Pick Biden?
Traditionally, a vice president doesn’t have much power. His official job description is as president of the Senate, he is there primarily to break tie votes, which should not happen that often in the next two years as the Democrats should have a substantial majority. The vice president is often assigned special duties by the president, but has not executive powers whatsoever.
We all know that Biden offers the foreign policy experience. But is that what you need from a vice president? Isn’t that what you need from the president?
Then there’s his speaking ability. One thing about Biden, he does speak his mind. And because of that, there is plenty of ammo for McCain. Care for a doughnut?
Ironically, in a year where “change” and being a “maverick” have been a keystone of campaigns from both parties, we may have the choice of looking at names for four U.S. senators on the November ballot for president. Not much in the change department there, especially considering that the approval ratings on Capitol Hill are actually lower than those of the current president.