Aug. 23rd, 2008 11:32 am
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS Tara avatar avatar)
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Hey, look:

Barack Obama has selected an old white guy as vice-presidential nominee, for those of us who were concerned about the lack of old white guys on the ticket!1

But at least he seems to be a moderately liberal, if somewhat confused old white guy.

1 Note: to translate to mainstream media, read "experienced" for "old white guy."

Date: 2008-08-23 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
One of my coworkers came up to me yesterday and said they were going to get a text message from the campaign, pre-announcing his VP choice.

And because I could not remember Biden's name, I said, "Do you think it'll be the old white guy?"

To which they responded, "The one who doesn't photograph well?"

I have a feeling I'm going to see that conversation replayed, metaphorically, a lot in the coming days.

Date: 2008-08-24 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fiatlouis.livejournal.com
The discussion in my house was "Well, I really hope he doesn't pick Biden, but I bet he will". The thing is, we couldn't really decide who we wanted it to be, we just were not excited about Biden. And really, in terms of demographic, who does Biden win over? The 1% of people who voted for him in Iowa?

Date: 2008-08-24 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
I figure it's either they think he'll steal the "I am afraid of people who are not old white males" vote from McCain, or he's good at keeping his mouth shut when in the media spotlight. Which is probably all Obama really wants in a running mate.

Date: 2008-08-24 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fiatlouis.livejournal.com
Number 2 is probably not the case, though, as Biden has a history of running his mouth. cf. the whole "The first clean-cut black man to run" thing from early in the primary.

Date: 2008-08-25 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
Ah, see, I didn't hear about that!

Well, at least we know the newsmedia will love it. As much as I like Obama, and as much as they cover the mis-steps of his acquaintances and suchlike, it is pretty clear that he himself Can Do No Wrong in their eyes....


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