This isn’t a political blog, and I’m terrible at political predictions, but the Obama choice of Joseph Biden as running mate strikes me as incredibly dumb. Obama’s main advantage is the perception that he is an outsider who will change Washington, someone not hooked up with the establishment, someone who will rethink the ways things work. And he has some of that Clinton-style capacity to appear to get beyond the conventional statism of the Democrats — probably all illusory but there it is. Biden, on the other hand, is the consummate insider/operator/statist, and not the slightest bit interesting from the reformist perspective. It has already been looking bad for the Dems this year at the presidential level. I’m assuming that this choice means we can look forward to a McCain presidency, which is a very scary prospect given his love of the activist welfare-warfare state exceeds even the Bush level.
It used to be said that one party is the stupid party and the other party is the evil party. Now it seems like both are both.