Joe Biden … More Inspired Words from Obama’s VP … “Hillary Clinton Might have Been a Better Pick Than Me”


FINALLY, a Biden sighting … Maybe he should have stayed in hiding.

As soon as Barack Obama chose Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, a long time Washington DC Insider many were left scratching their heads wondering how Biden was a better VP candidate than Hillary Clinton. Many also wondered how this represented change.

Who knew that Joe Biden felt the same way that Hillary was a better pick? What happened to the Obama/Biden ticket? This is nothing short of pathetic. There is praise and then there is this … Did Joe Biden just question Barack Obama’s judgment in choosing Biden for VP?

At a town hall in Nashua, N.H., this afternoon, Senator Joe Biden seemed to veer off into the latter when talking about Hillary Clinton, whom many of her supporters wanted Barack Obama to pick as his running mate instead of Biden.

Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend; she is qualified to be president of the United States of America. She’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America and quite frankly it might have been a better pick than me, but she is first-rate.”

The Biden VP pick has been nothing short of an uninspired bust. The Biden choice opened the door for McCain and the Palin phenomenon. However, it was an insight into Obama’s first decision as a potential President. Thus one might say that Obama’s first decision was a colossal disaster. Joe Biden stated in the Democratic primaries that Obama was not ready to be President and it turns out that Biden was right.

As Hot Air surmises, is it possible that Obama will play a Mulligan, dump Biden and put Hillary Clinton on the ticket? Will Obama throw Biden under the bus and trade him in for Hillary?

Biden preps for debate with Sarah Palin. Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm may be stand-in. For who Biden?

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    33 Responses to “Joe Biden … More Inspired Words from Obama’s VP … “Hillary Clinton Might have Been a Better Pick Than Me””

    1. SUPER DAVE on September 11th, 2008 6:38 am

      ha ha ! knew it ! barryack will bring hillary in because he knows he is a whupped puppy. hillary will have to be the brains of this outfit since barryack doesn’t have any to spare.
      heard biden yesterday on talk radio and he sounds ready to jump ship or either he has no say in the matter.

    2. john staton on September 11th, 2008 6:43 am

      Let’s face it Joe, Obama knows how the Clinton’s work. Let’s give him that. He knows that if Hilary was Vice Pres and Obama was Pres, soon he would be ROOM TEMP! He just might fly into a mountain or something like that… JS

    3. Pigs for Palin on September 11th, 2008 7:03 am

      Biden will have to find an awfully good reason to step aside, otherwise it will reflect poorly on Obama’s decision making.

    4. LilPuma on September 11th, 2008 8:25 am

      Obama said in a recent interview that he chose Senator Biden because the Senator was someone he’d want next to him in a crisis. I don’t know if Biden was the best choice for him, but I am happy to hear that Senator Obama has given some thought to his own lack of experience. He realizes that he needs experienced people next to him to help him make decisions. On this anniversary of 9-11, I’m a little frightened by Obama wanting to call meetings, shake hands, show respect and call upon the benign United Nations in matters of global importance. I suppose his supporters would say that they are frightened by McCain’s military background. I do believe, however, that there are many in Iraq and Afghanistan who are thankful to American soldiers. I know that I’m thankful not only to US soldiers, but to all the countries (UK, Aus, Spain, and others) and their brave young men and women who have stepped up to fight hate and terrorism.

    5. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 8:42 am

      Dear Pig for Palin…I LOVE your screen name, put me down as one of your allies!

      Anyhow, you posted my idea, Obama is showing an incredible lack of good decision making. I am beyond comprehension that Biden would make such a statement…thought he was supposed to bring experience to the Dem ticket…not insinuate he isn’t the proper choice. Their campaign is imploding and they know it.

      Does anyone know if a presidential candidate has ever changed their running mate after accepting the nomination and why? I cannot see where changing to Hitlery is going to help at this point, but I would LOVE TO SEE PALIN DEBATE THE UGLY OLD HAG ON NATIONAL TV. Can you imagine? Hitlery would have no luck unnerving Palin, and that would show. Palin would simply stick to the truth and make Hitlery look like the bag of wind she is….exactly as Palin will do to Biden in the debates.

      Could it be Biden is too afraid to debate her and wants off the ticket himself? Or does he notice his ship is sinking and the bow is already pointing straight upwards? He doesn’t want to be associated with the biggest landslide LOSS the Democrates have experienced since Ronald Reagan?

    6. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 8:46 am

      Below is an article off Free Republic that posted today. Read it and cheer…or weep if you support Obamanation.

      He can’t win. He won’t win. It is over
      The Collins Report ^ | September 11, 2008 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
      Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 8:55:32 AM by jmaroneps37

      Since February I have been saying that Barack Obama would get crushed in this year’s presidential election. … The signs of trouble for the Democrats have always been there…
      ….Today it is no longer “wishful thinking” or “proof you have been smoking something” to say John McCain will crush Barack Obama. are the numbers that say it is over..
      To win Obama must get these numbers with these groups:

      Women: he needs at least plus 7. He is down 12.

      White males: needs at least 36%. If he gets 30% he will be lucky.

      Catholics: needs 50%. He is down 59/36.

      Evangelicals: needs 71%. He is running against an Evangelical and has nothing to offer these Christian voters.

      Jewish vote: needs 80%. He is at 57%.

      Black vote: needs 95%. Zogby says he has “lost support” among Black voters.

      Hispanic vote: needs 65%. The only polls available show he is at 65% so that won’t help, it will only slow the bleeding.

      Democrat base support: needs 92%. He is at 86%.
      Independents: needs 49%. He is losing 52/37.

      This one is over. On Monday September 29, 2008 at about 5 PM when the last weekend polls come in, the numbers will spell doom for the Democrats. On September 30, 2008 the McCain Palin campaign must plan on switching gears and start asking for votes to give them a Republican Congress. It could keep the margin down and keep us safe from the Democrats for another two years.
      ..there will only be four elected Democrats who will be happy on Nov. 5, the Clintons, George McGovern and Walter Mondale because Barack Obama will take them off the hook as having taken the worse beatings in history.


    7. brie. on September 11th, 2008 11:10 am

      I think Biden has changed his mind and doesn’t really want the job of being VP…who wants to work with numb nuts….!!! Obama well knows he is not in anyway qualified to lead our country, just a loud mouth lime…!!!!

    8. A New Girl on September 11th, 2008 11:25 am

      This is being blown way out of context. However, IMO—it’s a huge mistake to make a comment like this while publicly speaking as it indicates weakness. I think he was simply trying to compliment HRC, but went overboard.

      Remember-this campaign is supposed to be about chosing between McCain vs. Obama. It’s amazing how the Dem’s are falling into the trap and keep diverting from the issues and concentrating on Palin.

    9. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 12:52 pm

      Hi New Girl,

      It’s kinda funny too because if Hitlery had been the VP choice, SHE would have been all the talk as Palin is now. Possibly it is why Obamanation did not pick her…he wanted the limelight? What do you think???

    10. Maggie on September 11th, 2008 1:18 pm

      Saw this posted from a blogger on gretawire

      just saw this on the Sara Palin website and thought it was interesting reading. You don’t hear about this stuff, but he included his name and phone number so I will take it at it’s face value.
      Posted by Judith Gajdik on September 10, 2008 at 9:56pm

      Add as friend View Discussions

      I received the following in email. I have checked it out and wonder why the media hasn’t publicized this . Read it for yourself, call the number yourself -
      The real Joe Biden

      Draw your own conclusions.
      Family, I feel an obligation to honesty and truth to share with you some facts. My Father and Mother instilled in me the values and morals of treating people fairly and always being honest. If you purchase something, you pay for it. If you borrow something, you give it back.

      I have been ‘stiffed’ three times in my 30 year professional
      career by someone who I rendered services to, gave a finished product to, but who refused to pay for those services even though they acknowledged the services and products were correct, were what they asked for, and were never challenged for not being correct. I am lucky in having only three, but those three hurt badly.

      Joe Biden was one of those people. I worked on his 1988 Presidential campaign financial disclosure engagement. I busted it for him and got everything right. He stiffed me for over $15,000 worth of work. He refused to pay once he dropped out of the race. I did similar Capitol Hill campaign financial disclosure work for Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, and a Democratic candidate for Ambassador to New Zealand . All of those folks paid even though they lost the election or did not get the appointment. That type of work is very demanding and very tedious because your efforts are scrutinized by Congress. Biden did not care.

      I am on the Board of Directors of a company that owns a majority position in a private jet management company in Northern Virginia . They manage jets for businesses and rich folks. They also charter planes to the public. This past winter John Thompson chartered over $250,000 worth of air time. He paid every penny.

      Joe Biden, in his latest unsuccessful run for President, chartered over $150,000 worth of air time. He PAID ZERO. He continues to refuse to pay stating his race is over and he is out of money. He never once complained about his flights. Joe Biden is a rich man. He could pay.

      Joe Biden is a liar and a cheat. I know it first hand. Character is what life is all about. Joe Biden is a man of bad character and sets a bad example for America .

      I feel compelled to share this dark side of a man who asks for your vote and trust.

      Best Regards,

      Bruce D. Riddle, CPA, CFP
      BDR Associates, LLC
      2401 Research Boulevard, Suite 101
      Rockville , MD 20850

      Work – (240) 631-1981
      Cell – (301) 580-7800

      Fax – (240) 631-2778
      Website –

    11. SUPER DAVE on September 11th, 2008 2:02 pm

      check u tube today: african american kid says he is the actual father of Bristol Palin’s baby ?
      does any body know if this real or a hoax ?

    12. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 2:22 pm

      Pulled a few quotes from an article linked to Drudge:

      “They were set up to run ‘experience versus change,’ what they had run [against Hillary] Clinton,” Trippi said. “And I think Palin clearly moved that to be change [and] reform, versus change. They are adjusting to that and that threw them off balance a little bit.”

      A major Democratic fundraiser described it a good bit more starkly after digesting the polls of recent days: “I’m so depressed. It’s happening again. It’s a nightmare.”

      Yet the latest polls — and the seeming ability of Palin to instantly transform this race — would seem to indicate that voters got no overarching message from the Obama campaign other than he is a gifted, even inspirational political PERFORMER who aspires to change the country. The economic message Obama is now scrambling to hammer home was either absent or mixed in with a variety of other topics.

      The Expectations Game: Anyone who thinks the presidential election should be a layup for Obama should remember that Democrats have broken the 50 percent barrier in presidential elections only twice since 1944.

      Did Obama himself forget?

      Even if he didn’t, he let a narrative take hold in the news media and among many of his own supporters that led to expectations that he should be far ahead, leading to disappointment when he isn’t.

      “A lot of Democratic elites thought this was a slam-dunk. And I thought, no it’s not,” said Lake, the pollster. “People in this town were already measuring drapes. And I was thinking, have you been in the real world lately?

      “If you have been involved in campaigns, you thought it was going to be close for a year,” she added. “And I think a lot of Democratic elites are waking up to that.”

    13. Maggie on September 11th, 2008 2:55 pm

      Super Dave.. my guess is it’s another big lie put out by another nut case..

      Wanna watch someone who will really make you sick, turn Rachel on..on MSNBC .. I did for about 5 minutes.. She was trying to tell this guy that McCain said he wanted to stay in Iraq another 100 years and this guy was telling her that was a hoax video and a smear..and she kept cutting him off and pretending it was true even after he told her that. No wonder that channels ratings are so low.

    14. Maggie on September 11th, 2008 3:44 pm

      My other take on Biden doing this is because some of the Dem. party isn’t happy how they have treated Hillary and this was done to get Hillary on their side and campaigning more. She has been real quiet.

    15. A New Girl on September 11th, 2008 3:50 pm

      #9 – Hi, Brenda:

      I think Obama did not want Hillary in the office for a few reasons:

      #1. Bill Clinton
      #2. Hillary’s experience & power would additionally undermine his own control
      #3. His ego & the fact that she kept drilling
      away at how unexperienced he is-he is so intimidated about that. It’s above his pay grade, lol

      Love her or hate her, you have to have so much respect for her—she was NOT treated fairly during the campaign.

      I do think we Rep’s need to keep hammering away at Obama’s lack of experience & ties to very questionable people in his past. Dangerous people. He just doesn’t look very presidential as of late, does he?


    16. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 4:43 pm

      I saw an interview of Sarah Palin where they asked if she had enough experience to lead if she were to become president and she said yes without hesitation. She said, “You cannot blink when it is time for a decision, and when McCain asked me to join him on the ticket I did not blink. I am ready.”

      WOW!!! I’ve yet to hear such a heart felt honest response from either Obamanation OR Biden on that question.

    17. Kay Zee Ess on September 11th, 2008 5:15 pm

      Let us all sing-a-long to a sweet tune from years gone by:

      “Let us put man and woman together,
      see which one is smarter.
      Some say men but I say NO,
      woman got the man like a puppet show.

      It ain’t me, it’s the people that say,
      men are leading the women astray.
      But I say, that the woman of today,
      smarter than the man in every way.”

      That was great.
      And it looks like it is applying to BOTH parties. McCain and Obama – dumb and dumber.
      Yes sir this is more fun than I have had in years, since McCain was swift-boated by the Republicans in 2000 before they invented the term!

    18. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 5:47 pm

      Poor Neanderthal Kay Zee! Feels all women are smarter than he is. Also, I’m sorry for the women in your life you are a weak puppet. It’s obviouls Sarah loves her husband. My husband is definately the head of our household and I learned early on in my 24 yrs of marriage he didn’t bend to me way of thinking. It’s why I respect him and we are together today until death do us part.

      Sorry bud, but your sad song doesn’t apply to as many as you think.

    19. Kay Zee Ess on September 11th, 2008 8:03 pm

      Hey 19(Brenda)

      I appreciate your undying subservience to your spouse. May you both live long and prosper!

      I don’t care if Gov Sarah Palin loves her husband or not, nor do I give a fiddlers folly if its oblivious(or obvious, take your pick) that she does. The song says it all about the hilarious campaign going on this election and I am having a grand old time with it. So this Neanderthal is content with it all.

      The song might not apply to many, as you so aptly put, but it seems to apply to two gents running for the highest office. Seems Gov Palin is the front runner here(“man smart, woman smarter” is the name of the song by the way. Apropos, isn’t it?)

      Now, if you will recuse me I’ll go back to my singing.(It’s not sad to me and I am not “bud”. I actually prefer Coors Light to Bud, but that’s another story.

      I still appreciate your comments, Brenda, and have a great day.

    20. Maggie on September 11th, 2008 8:50 pm

      I am still waiting for someone on the dems side who says Sarah Palin isn’t experienced enough to be VP…when Bill Clinton was just a governor of Arkansas when he ran for President.

    21. caesu on September 12th, 2008 6:05 am

      obama didn’t pick a VP just to win the election
      that’s what mccain did.

      country first…

    22. brenda on September 12th, 2008 6:20 am

      Ok Kay Zee, at least you can think.

    23. SUPER DAVE on September 12th, 2008 7:17 am


    24. casu on September 12th, 2008 10:45 am

      #23 what have you been smoking?

      and no, i don’t think mccain is going to win.
      he won’t be able to use distraction methods for the next 52 days.

    25. brenda on September 12th, 2008 10:51 am

      For anyone with any doubt Palin is not experienced enough…and at the very least MUCH MORE experienced than Obamanation, please read this:

    26. SUPER DAVE on September 12th, 2008 12:02 pm

      #24: first you say he’s going to win then change your mind. that exactly what your messiah does after each. speech he copies from other politicians.
      i’ve been smoking you since day one !

    27. caesu on September 12th, 2008 12:55 pm


      i never said that.
      i said mccain picked his VP to win the election.
      i didn’t say he was going to win.
      because he won’t.

    28. Maggie on September 12th, 2008 1:03 pm

      caesu if we used your reasoning if McCain chose a woman, Sarah Palin, just to win the race, did Obama not choose Hillary just to lose?

    29. caesu on September 12th, 2008 1:30 pm


      and that makes no sense.
      you can’t just project the reasoning of McCain onto someone else’s reasoning.

      Barack Obama picked Joe Biden to help him lead the country.
      John McCain picked Sarah Palin to win an election.

    30. SUPER DAVE on September 12th, 2008 1:36 pm

      #27: your democrats are, according to msnbc today, fretting heavily and told messiah that he was going to have to get nasty. i guess that means more elementary name calling from messiah and badgering of a 17 year old girl.
      to stoop to badgering women shows he is gutless and also looks like joe is about to abandon ship.

    31. Maggie on September 12th, 2008 3:19 pm

      So you speak for McCain.. now? McCain didn’t say he picked Sarah Palin just to win, he said he thought she would be good as VP.. It was the dems who said that they picked her just to win.. so if we use their ideas then my assumption is right.

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