There is no doubt that picking Joe Biden as VP will help Obama with the "blue collar" vote. And I do think that it is a problem Obama has, and I think Biden will help him "connect" more with this group of voters. But is anyone just sick of hearing about it in the media?
I find it hard to watch any of the media these days, though to me MSNBC is the most tolerable of the major networks (though I really only watch Countdown). But I of course watched the coverage of the Obama/Biden rally on Saturday. And it was just infuriating to me how much they talked about this issue. As Biden said during the rally, Obama's story is the quintessential American story. Yet people still aren't getting this. Somehow, we need to get Obama's story out there to people. And I mean the people who are unaware of his background or unwilling to do the research. I think Biden will help with this, but somehow we need to get this out there. I think the campaign needs to stress his background more. He did have a good ad out at the beginning about this, though I admit I cannot remember where it aired. I think it would be good to put another ad like that out in those "blue collar" states like Pennsylvania and Ohio. As unfortunate as it is, people still don't know who Obama is. Tell your friends who are undecided! I know I am.
Another thing that I'm curious to see is how Senator Biden responds to the ad McCain campaign put out showing him praising McCain and ripping Obama on inexperience. I also read an article on Politico that had more quotes they can use against him particuarly something like this:
"To his credit, John repudiates some of the Bush administration's approach to the world," Biden said. "He recognizes that the power of our example is as important as the example of our power ... that allies we respect, not disdain, can advance our interests. He is especially eloquent about his abhorrence for war — as John is uniquely placed to be."
I think most of the quotes can be easily thrown out because McCain used to be a praise-worthy person. This quote, however, is from April. I am not trying to insinuate that Biden is a bad VP pick, on the contrary I love the pick and I think they work very well together, but I hope he is prepared to respond to these quotes.