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August 23, 2008

Obiden Joint Appearance Thread
"Clinton Insider" on Biden Pick: "Maybe it's a death wish"

Not really a live-blog, because I really don't think I'll be able to sit through it.

Obama is making the introductions and such now.

He successfully nailed the number of states in the union at "fifty." So maybe Genius Joe is rubbing off on him already.

He states Joe Biden was selected as a man ready to step in and be president immediately... but he pointedly does not mention Joe Biden's experience as counting on that score, just their "shared vision" and such. Obviously, he can't say that Biden's long years make him fit for command, because what does that say about Obama?

Makes a point of noting Biden's "Catholic faith." I'm glad we're too elevated to play identity politics here.

Not sure it's his fault, but he mentions Biden's youthful stutter, and how the other kids called him "Buh-buh-buh-Biden." Rather than taking this as poignant, the audience bursts into laughter at the put-down, enjoying the wit of Biden's tormentors.

Ah, Democrats. So sensitive.

Introduced Biden as "the next President" before correcting himself.

Biden jogs out doing that hey-man pointing-thing. He reminds me of Larry Sanders bashfully high-fiving the audience because the network told him he had to.

CNN's News You Can Use: Gabriel writes --

The CNN ticker just ran the numbers of Iraq War and Afghanistan War deaths. Just "keeping you informed."

"The future keeps receding and receding and receding... as you reach for your dreams."

John McCain's kitchen-table worry is "worrying which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at." The crowd roars at the wit.

This is the best they got?

"We can't afford four more years of George Bush... and John McCain."

"The reckoning is now."

"We need more than a good soldier, we need a wise leader."

McCain "served our country with extraordinary courage, and I know he wants to do right by America, but here's the hearth, harsh truth, but you can't change America when you say, quote, the most important issues of the day, I've been totally in agreement and support of President Bush."

Calls Obama "Barack Emir?" Barack America? ??!!!?? Did he just mispeak? What the hell was that?

Barack America is delighted to hear someone praising him.

Biden is literally in love with the world literally. He mispronounced it in an effete, trilling-l's way once too. I want to hear more of that.

Well, I'm spectacularly inspired now.

Honestly... this is a debacle for the Democrats.

Chris Wallace... calls this a much more "specific" and "substantive" message on economics. What? It was all standard crap about building people up rather than tearing them down, and how bad things are, and how we have to improve them.

Is he on crack? A goal is not a plan. And everyone has the same goal. This is neither "specific" nor "substantive" nor "new," Chris.

"Death Wish" Pick: I certainly share their disappointment.


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