Good Call Obama

Yesterday I posted on why I think Sarah Palin was a bad choice for McCain's vice president. Today, I figured I should post about why Joe Biden was a good choice for Obama.

Experience: This is of course the area that everyone says Obama is weak in. He's been in office since the early 70's. unlike Palin who's the governor of a state about as far away as you can get, and only served a couple years in office. Biden as been around Washington long enough to know how the system works.

He's the chairman of the Foreign Relations committee: In this day and age of most countries not liking the U.S. it's a good idea to have someone who knows how to work with other countries.

Supports the rail system: Biden takes the Amtrak back and forth to work each day. In an age of ever increase airline ticket prices, rude service, and long lines, I would love to see an increased focus on the rail system and using it as an alternative. Biden co-sponsored the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007 showing that he backs it up.

Hard on crime: All the conservatives and republicans who think a Democrat can't be hard on crime should look at Biden. He authored the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which actually expanded the federal death penalty. That's right, he helped give us approximately 60 more reasons why a person should be put to death.

He believes in such a thing as global warming: Unlike Palin he actually accepts the scientific study and believes that humans are having a negative impact on the planet. He's backed this up by co-sponsoring the the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act. He also supports reinstating the Superfund fees so that polluters pay for the cleanup of toxic sites, not taxpayers.

Only has three children: Unlike Palin who believes in popping out babies as often as she takes a crap, Biden actually stopped at three.

Just like Palin has one positive (financial conservative) , Biden has a few negatives. One of which is his hard stance on narcotics. Biden is one of those politicians that believes all drugs are bad, not knowing that most drugs are harmless. He doesn't realize that the war on drugs is a complete waste of money and that most should be made legal, and taxed for extra revenue.

Comments

Brad said…
I'm not into politics but actually enjoy reading your blogs about them... Your opinions look at both sides, Keep up the good work CM!
CM said…
Damn right they do... You nice guy.