“I’m afraid it’s so, boys.” Joe Biden is Obama’s Vice-Presidential pick. Here are some reactions from around the blogosphere:
Scott Johnson: “underwhelming for many reasons.”
Jennifer Rubin: “the selection of Biden as VP seems to cast doubt on the entire premise of the Obama campaign which is that experience doesn’t matter.”
Richard Miniter: “His record will give bloggers and reporters good fodder for months.”
There’s much more here. The McCain campaign has already put out an ad featuring Biden’s criticism of Obama: “I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t think he is. The Presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.”
I’m no fan of Biden’s, but it’s hard to think of many better candidates. (Sam Nunn was the one who would have helped Obama most, I think, but I doubted all along that he would accept the job.) The Biden pick illustrates that there’s an astounding lack of talent in the Democratic party.