I really like Biden, even though it's a risky move.
by ChitownDenny, Sat Aug 23, 2008 at 09:41:00 AM EDT
A blogger I respect, Jeralyn at TalkLeft, a former Hillary supporter who has thrown her support to the (presumptive) Democratic nominee, holds Biden in little regard. She has stated her reasons and I respect her right to decide for herself. Biden as VP may affect her decision to support the top of the Dem ticket. For me, I think Biden's a great choice. I also think, in light of current polling, it is a risky choice. IMO, the safe choice would have been the Unity ticket, Obama/Clinton.
When roughly half of Hillary's supporters have yet to support Obama, I find it risky not to make a move that would attempt to bring the party together.
But, as I've diaried earlier in this cycle (http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/7/7/13214 /81026#readmore), I have two choices; vote for Barack for president, or don't vote for Barack for president. In fact, you, and every American citizen has the same two choices.
I support Democratic Party ideals, including:Revision of the tax code
Universal healthcare, at affordable prices
Ending the war in Iraq
Equal rights for all citizens (yup, Gay marriage)
So, I'm voting for the whole Democratic ticket. If I don't support the whole Dem ticket, the ideals I support may be another 4 years further from their fruition. That's enough of an incentive for me (though that was the incentive the last two presidential cycles, too).
I won't say I'm holding my nose; I will say I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Pragmatism, at its best!
P.S. What's up with the "3 A.M." text? I find that peculiar, to say the least.