The Biden Choice by Obama for VP and the Snubbing of Hillary Clinton … No Bounce with Biden VP Pick


On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Barack Obama and his campaign are faced with an intriguing dilemma. Obama has made his choice of Joe Biden as his VP and in the process upset and alienated many Hillary Clinton supporters. It appears that the choice of Biden was not a detriment to Obama; however, it looks like it was no help either. A recent Rasmussen poll stated 39% say Biden was the right choice, while women were less enthusiastic. However, with all the build up to the ObamaVP choice, the Biden announcement fell flat.

On the day that Barack Obama announced Joe Biden as his running mate, 39% of voters said he made the right choice. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 25% disagreed and another 35% are not sure.

Women are notably less enthusiastic than men—33% of women say Biden was the right choice while 27% disagreed. Men, by a 46% to 24% margin, said that Obama made the right choice.

Gallup also has a new poll out that states Biden does not harm; however, does not help much either. This is far from the lack of momentum that Obama wanted with his VP pick heading into the Democratic National Convention. The VP pick should have created a bounce … it did not. The momentum from a Democrat’s VP pick should not be glee from the Right.

With Hillary Clinton garnering nearly half of the delegates during the Democratic primaries one would have thought that Clinton would have at least been on Obama’s short list. It seems that she was not. Many Democrats dreamed of a dream ticket of Obama-Clinton 2008. Now they are stuck with Obama-Biden 2008. A recent Wall street Journal poll, 52 percent of them say they will vote for Obama, but 21 percent are backing McCain, with an additional 27 percent who are undecided or want to vote for someone else.

Obviously the McCain camp was quick to jump on the snubbing of Hillary Clinton as Obama’s VP and Team McCain created a new political ad … “Passed Over”.  

The Hillary Clinton Factor and her spurned supporters will become a factor in this election and haunt Obama

“She won millions of votes. But isn’t on his ticket. Why? For speaking the truth,” says the announcer in ‘Passed Over.’

The spot uses primary season footage of the New York senator criticizing Obama’s policy proposals (“You never hear the specifics”), his links to convicted Chicago developer Tony Rezko (“We still don’t have a lot of answers about Senator Obama”), and his campaign trail attacks (“Senator Obama’s campaign has become increasingly negative”).

“The truth hurt,” says the announcer. “And Obama didn’t like it.”

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “The Biden Choice by Obama for VP and the Snubbing of Hillary Clinton … No Bounce with Biden VP Pick”

    1. Maggie on August 24th, 2008 6:21 pm

      They will go out and put a happy face on it.. behind the scenes I don’t think so.. Everyone knows Bill and Hillary deserve an Oscar.. for the acting job they do.. I think that is why Hollywood loves them so much.

      I saw where someone else suggested McCain pick Hillary as his partner..

    2. A New Girl on August 24th, 2008 8:03 pm

      According to a NBC News and Wall Street Journal Poll prior to this weekend….21% of the women voters who supported HRC were going to vote instead for McCain.

      Now that Clinton was completely snubbed…wonder if that number will increase even more? Knew Obama didn’t have the gonads to go with the Hillster!

    3. ellis on August 24th, 2008 8:06 pm

      Hillary goes 0-2 in her quest to be on the Democratic ticket. This should tell her supporters she’s not as electable as they seem to believe on the national level. There’s a reason she was passed over twice.

    4. Maggie on August 24th, 2008 8:46 pm

      Saw this on another site..

      Disney Politics..

      Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

      (A Political Fable)

      The seven dwarfs always left to go work in the mine early each morning.

      As always, Snow White stayed home doing her domestic chores.

      As lunchtime approached, she would prepare their lunch and carry it to the mine.

      One day as she arrived at the mine with the lunch, she saw that there had been a terrible cave-in.

      Tearfully, and fearing the worst, Snow White began calling out, hoping against hope that the dwarfs had somehow survived.

      ‘Hello!…Hello!’she shouted. ‘Can anyone hear me? Hello!’

      For a long while,there was no answer. Losing hope, Snow White again shouted,’Hello! Is anyone
      down there?’

      Just as she was about to give up all hope, she heard a faint voice from deep within the mine, saying . . … ‘Vote for Barack Obama! – Vote for Barack Obama!’

      Snow White fell to her knees, and prayed,’Oh, thank you, God! At least Dopey is still alive…

    5. on August 24th, 2008 10:24 pm

      Wait until you see the Obama/Biden sign. Someone’s name got faded!

    6. dennisintn on August 25th, 2008 5:23 am

      i’m hoping to soon see a sign proclaiming “obama, bye” hillary’s getting her campaign loans paid off in exchange for backing obama. the democratic party is shameless. it doesn’t really matter what the experience level of obama’s running mate is, he’s way too arrogant to accept advice from anybody except his left-wing socialist owners.

    7. david r on August 25th, 2008 8:15 am

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