Posts tagged ‘Joe Biden’
Today 5 major papers from 5 major US markets announced endorsements for the presidential race. The papers were from New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Chicago and DC papers are nationally known as “Conservative” papers. I think you can see where this is going:
The idea of “leadership” must include knowledge, learnedness and insight.
Let’s look at the educational background of your two options:
Occidental College – Two years.
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a specialization in International Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
(J.D. is a doctor of law, the legal counterpart to M.D.)
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism
Now, which team are you going to hire ?
From the Independent/Swing-voter viewpoint, the candidate who was most presidential was resoundingly Biden.
There are some in a tizzy that Palin “exceeded expectations” by not completely struggling. To that group we smile happily and nod our head as they gush about how she didn’t drive the the GOP bus off the cliff. We politely acknowledge her success, much like when a co-worker happily shares how their child passed his math test after the 3rd try. It’s a long way from the honor roll, but hey – they’re excited so we smile. We don’t ask what the grade was, it’s just ‘pass’. We don’t bring up the first two tests. We soft-sell that our child passed it the first time and got an ‘A’.
We can all be happy for her making it over a bar that could not have been set any lower. And then we look at Joe. Here’s a short look at what the writer’s are saying about the VP debate:
If you saw tonight’s debate, you saw Governor Sarah Palin give a spirited defense of the same disastrous policies that have failed us for the past eight years.
She couldn’t identify a single area where she or John McCain would change George W. Bush’s economic or foreign policy positions.
If you want something different, Barack and I need your help.
Make a donation of $5 or more right now to bring about the change we need.
The change we need is fixing this broken economy from the bottom up — not tax breaks for the wealthy and huge corporations that ship U.S. jobs overseas. We need to focus on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban and restoring America’s standing in the world — not an unending commitment in Iraq.
Let’s be clear: Governor Palin and Senator McCain are offering nothing but more of the same failed Bush policies at home and abroad, trying to disguise them in the rhetoric of change.