Honestly, I’m still surprised that the champion of change Barack Obama would choose Washington-insider Joseph Biden as his running mate. It seems puzzling that Obama would go for another Senator with essentially nothing but Senate-learned experience. And to top that off, Biden was caught in the late 1980s plagiarizing an anti-American British MP. Furthermore, the “clean and articulate” Biden has recently said some very unflattering things of Obama and insulted Indian American immigrants in his home state. Biden has a reputation of shooting from the hip and thinking later.
I think we’re seeing the beginning of the end of Obama’s image as the champion of change and freshness. He’s lashed himself to the old guard in Washington and it will taint him.