Obama is the top of the ticket. Every single move he makes can't be "change". I mean, c'mon, what is he supposed to do? Pick someone with no experience as veep just to give the appearance of change? He's picking someone who can help him govern, so he didn't make his choice in an effort to pander to any particular group. that, in and of itself, is change enough for me.
Biden is a great pick. Out of Bayh, Sebelius, Kaine and him, he's a great choice. He is incredibly intelligent, very quick witted (watch out for the veep debate), and while he won't appease the purity police, he believes in a lot of progressive principals and isn't shy to defend those principals.
As far as "veep as attack dog", you couldn't get much better, at least from the pool of finalists...
But it's not nearly as simple as you are making it out to be. Hillary only wins the pop. vote if you count FL and MI, which were beauty pageants held in violation of DNC rules (rules which Ickes and Wolfson not only signed off on, but helped craft), they were not real primaries, and you also have to not count any votes for the 8 or so caucus states that didn't report results.
All one has to do is look at your long history of bitter comments and pissing and moaning about Hillary to see where you're coming from.
So again, I'll reiterate that you're just a bitter dead ender who didn't get their way. But rather than being content with taking your ball and going home (by not having a preference), you've decided to sit here at MyDD and enlighten us with your self-righteous centrist rants.
No, I'm only perturbed by people like yourself whose criticism of Obama is so obviously rooted in a big vat of sour grapes.
I'd do the whole "you know the vast majority of Obama's positions are as progressive, or more progressive than Hillary clinton", but you've heard it all before and already made up your mind to be a malcontent.
And whomever Obama picks, I'm sure he and his team will have weighed all the potential pluses and minuses, have weighed what that person would bring to the ticket, etc, so whether it's Hillary or it's Joe Biden, or its a dark horse, I am confident it will have been the right choice.
And that's because I believe in Democratic principals and want a Democratic president. You wanted Hillary and since you didn't get what you wanted, you're sitting this one out.
How lucky are we in the progressive movement to have such a champion as yourself?