As well you might imagine, it is quite a challenge to maintain humility under these circumstances.
Yes, I nailed the BIDEN pick (last night with Michele McPhee, Friday a.m. on Imus, Thursday - one day prior to the NY Times - on this blog site, not to mention for the past several weeks on radio) AND the fact that Obama would leak it to NBC NEWS, prior to the great "insider text/e-mails" - to capture that network's huge Friday night Oylmpic audience.
In any case, if we've been together for a while, this is no surprise to you.
Here's the Biden Bottom Line:
Plus Side: Tough, smart, Irish-Catholic guy with honest working-class roots (as astutely christined by pal/colleague Michele McPhee "a political Tim Russert"), who may be the most experienced foreign policy member of US Gov't. Wicked good campaigner. Good personal story. Second-best (next to H Clinton) choice for Yo-Bama - but a very strong one. Would be a strong Vice President.
Down Side: BY CHOOSING BIDEN (for his foreign policy experience), OBAMA HAS JUST VALIDATED THAT HE IS UNQUALIFIED HIMSELF TO BE PRESIDENT (i.e. "I don't know foreign policy, so I have hired a consultant who does.").
SORRY - ONE DOES NOT, CAN NOT, DELEGATE THE JOB OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF----WE VOTE FOR A PRESIDENT, NOT HIS CONSULTANT.
P.S. Joe Biden stood next to Yo-Bama just weeks ago and said "I stand by my statement that Obama is not ready to be President of the United States."
ALSO: To Yo-Bama's left-wing and younger (i.e. most rabid) core supporters, Joe Biden - 30 years an establishment politician in Wash DC - IS THE OPPOSITE OF "CHANGE".
The Media, of course, will extend to Biden the customary non-adversarial fellatio...BUT BIDEN (his record, his statements while campaigning v. Obama, his soon-to-be-many-more gaffes) WILL GIVE MCcAIN PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO ATTACK THE DEM TICKET.
As afforementioned, I am disappointed Biden is the choice, because he is a good candidate who will help Yo-Bama more than hurt him.
ALL THE MORE REASON NOW McCAIN MUST CHOOSE MITT ROMNEY.