This weekend, Barack Obama selected Joe Biden to be his running mate . . . and Republicans cheered. Biden's a guy who has been running for president for decades and never garnered much support from anywhere. Even better, he's been honest and told the world that Obama is not ready for the presidency. "The presidency," he said, "is not something that lends itself to on the job training."
The GOP is also thrilled to have a verbose "gaffe machine" on the Democrats' ticket:
Biden showed his sensitivity to immigrants by saying that in his home state of Delaware "you can not go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."
Biden proudly claims that he could run well in the South because his state "was a slave state."
And, last but not least, Biden described Obama as "the first mainstream African-American candidate who's articulate and bright and clean and a nice-lookin' guy."
I'm surprised that I'm saying this but . . . John McCain's got a chance.