Over at Donklephant, Anthony Stewart Carl lays out the reasons why picking Joe Biden as his running mate is the smartest move Barack Obama could make:
Biden is Obama’s Dick Cheney. Biden is from a low-electoral vote state that is almost certain to vote for Obama anyway, but his gravitas and knowledge are essential to making Obama palatable to those who worry about his inexperience. The recent events in Georgia only accentuate the importance of electing a president who can make wise and expedient decisions on an international level. Biden shores Obama up in his weakest area. He makes the most logical choice.
In many ways, Obama is in the same position this year that George W. Bush was in 2000. He has relatively little foreign policy experience, and not much time in Washington. Biden, like Cheney, makes up for those weaknesses and provides Obama with the perfect counter-argument in what is clearly John McCain’s strongest area.