Ann Coulter wrote
, before the Biden pick was announced,
This week, Barack Obama`s challenge is to select a running mate who`s young, hip, and whose accomplishments in life don`t overshadow Obama`s. Allow me to suggest Kevin Federline.
Instead, Obama seems to have selected Harold Stassen
. (If you don`t remember who Harold Stassen was, click the link—but if you don`t remember him, that makes my point.)
Mickey Kaus put it this way: "Maybe when I get to Denver I`ll find someone who`ll explain to me why Biden is an inspired choice. He doesn`t have gravitas. He has seniority. "
Biden seems an odd pick for Obama, because some of Biden`s "gaffes" have been racial ones.
- He told an Indian-American that in Delaware “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
- He explained to the Washington Post editorial board that one of the reasons DC schools fail is their high minority population.
- He famously called Barack Obama "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”[Biden Unbound: Lays Into Clinton, Obama, Edwards, By Jason Horowitz, New York Observer, February 5, 2007]
This last gaffe caused Pat Buchanan to praise him
and me to defend him.[Face It, Anything You Say About Obama Is A Gaffe
] There are organizations that exist to prevent someone who`s praised by Pat Buchanan and defended by me from even being quoted in the Mainstream Media. And they`re nominating Biden for VP?