Biden: “I’m Not the Guy”
Joe Biden, who has emerged as the favorite to be named as Barack Obama’s running mate, vows, “I’m not the guy.”
Whether this means that 1) he’s actually not the guy or 2) he’s the guy but he’s trying to throw reporters off the scent I don’t know.
Biden, despite (or perhaps because of) a proclivity to say what’s on his mind despite the political implications, is perhaps the only Democrat who ran for president this year that mainstream Republicans seem to admire. Given his age, the fact that he voted for and vigorously championed the Iraq War, and that his relative experience vis-a-vis Obama might be uncomfortable, I doubt that he’s the guy.
My guess remains that it’ll be Virginia governor Tim Kaine. I don’t necessarily think that’s a great choice but it’s a reasonably safe one that, ultimately, won’t much matter. McCain’s choice, given his age, will be more important.