Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be all smiles when they make their first joint appearance as running mates later today, but on the day before the Iowa caucuses, Biden told me in an interview that he couldn’t think of anything that Obama had passed as a U.S. Senator.
Following a January 2 campaign stop at the Douma Elementary School in Ottumwa, Iowa, I had a chance to speak with Biden (David Brooks was also present), and I raised the subject of Hillary Clinton’s experience. Biden said that though he wouldn’t want to take anything away from his rivals’ accomplishments, their level of experience didn’t compare to his.
Biden then gave the following appraisal of his rivals’ careers in the Senate:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?