Friday, August 22, 2008
Obama Picks His Cheney
Cheney and Biden remind me of an old Thomas Jefferson saying: "It is better to remain silent and presumed a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
Cheney probably did little to change the election results in 2000 and 2004. But he has been an extremely influential Vice-President. Biden's regular guy persona is more likely to benefit Obama during the campaign. But his tendency to run his mouth and say foolish things is likely to make him a less influential Vice-President. That's my counter-intuitive opinion, anyway.