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Like many people I wondered if Joe Biden was a good choice for Barack Obama. However after reading a CNN article which analyzes the first national poll taken after Obama’s selection of Biden I don't think so. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/24/election.2008.poll/index.html
As anticipation builds for the "first hundred hours" of the new congress, the news is actually pretty slow. Unless of course you like to hear about Hillary Clinton calling people who call people for her to call to discuss whether or not she is calling people about thinking about maybe running for President.
New "Be Somewhat Truthful" Strategy Works for White House
In a move that surprised Senators from both sides of the aisle, Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Gates was somewhat truthful while being questioned by the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Gates acknowledged that the US is not winning the war in Iraq. This new White House tactic must be part of a new "shock and awe" political strategy. Either way, it worked and Democratic Senators voted unanimously to send his nomination to the full Senate.
Bayh Announces Run for (Vice) President
Bayh, who has been touted as a VP pick for every Presidential nominee since 2000, submitted the paper work today for a Presidential bid. Bayh will most likely pull votes from his identical twin John Edwards. Unfortunately for Bayh, Edwards has name recognition and has actually been doing stuff to run for President. Bayh's entrance into the race is a signal that he is out for the VP nod. NY Times Blog