Saturday, August 23, 2008

OBAMA-BIDEN !!!!!!!!!





CAPTAIN OUT .........

Good Job El Capitan. I saw the news when I got back from my run. The title links to the NY Times Article. 



CAPTAIN said...


Of all the things on the Wikipedia page about Biden, I thought that this was the most intriguing paragraph:

In 2003, Biden considered joining the Democratic field of candidates for the 2004 presidential race but decided otherwise, saying he did not have enough time to cultivate a sufficient fundraising base. Some thought Biden a possible running mate for presidential candidate John Kerry, but Biden urged Kerry to select Republican Senator John McCain instead.

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

When he withdrew from the race in Iowa 2007, Biden said he had no interest in and would reject any offer to be Vice-President, saying he preferred to be chairman of the Foreign Rlations Committee.

At least he thinks Obama's "clean".

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumer that Josie Perez Velis has hypenated her name to "Josie Perez Velis Obama Shapiro" to improve her appeal and distance herself from the Velis stigma, or is he an enigma, oh well?

Anonymous said...

Why is Obabma trying to lose the election?

Rumpole said...

I can assure you I run, and I run faster and farther than you. Your comment was not published because you made fun of someone's physical appearance. But for 10K cash I make the following offer: You will put cash in a trust account of my choosing- I will put 15 K in and I will meet you at 12 noon at the foot of the key biscayne bridge and give you a one minute start and race you to the gate of the park at the end of key biscayne- winner take all. put your money where your mouth is and we shall see who can run and who cannot.

Anonymous said...


I saw you in Judge Huck's courtroom this week and I know who you are. Your secret is safe with me.

Anonymous said...

what is it that you're running from Rump?

Anonymous said...

would it be worth all that coin to endure the shitstorm that would fall on you, rumpole?

Rumpole said...

Email me you have the money. I will pick a lawyer for you to place the cash in the account, and then we will be on.

I currently have no cases with the Huckster.

republican operator said...

Here's why we're celebrating: Sen Joe Biden is a known philatelist and dabbles in numismatics. He employes several women on his staff who are known thespians and his sister and wife have been known to engage in semantics. We Republicans just don't think middle america will tolerate an individual with that kind of morals.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone considered the possiblity that Rumpole may actually be a woman? Before my body started to fall apart piece by piece and while I was still able to run the route described by Rumpole today, I only saw three people from the courthouse running the same route. One of these people could not possibly be Rumpole for a variety of reasons, but the other two had both been at the courthouse for just a little longer than me and fall within the parameters of the knowledge that Rumpole has disclosed on the Blog, and one of these people is definately female. The female candidate is an accomplished marathon runner but does not seem to be a big football fan. She is, however, married to someone who is a football fan and a known gambler. Food for thought.

5:00:00 Marathoner/Lawyer

Anonymous said...

From Alex Michaels set at Coconuts:

"Clinton gets 18 million votes and isn't even a vice president? Dats Bulsheeet!......Biden gets like 150 votes every time he runs for president and he is on the ticket? What is dat? Dis is bulsheeeet!!!!"

Shows at 8-10-Midnight and 2am.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous asked: Why is Obabma trying to lose the election?

Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:06:00 PM

Because he is a Democrat! Duh!

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden off more than he can chew......

Sorry, couldn't resist.


Anonymous said...

What They're Saying About Obama-Biden

"The Candidate Of Change Went With The Status Quo":

The Associated Press's Ron Fournier: "The Candidate Of Change Went With The Status Quo." "The candidate of change went with the status quo. ... He picked a 35-year veteran of the Senate -- the ultimate insider -- rather than a candidate from outside Washington..." (Ron Fournier, "Analysis: Biden Pick Shows Lack Of Confidence," The Associated Press, 8/23/08)

Fournier: "[B]iden is anything but a change agent, having been in office longer than half of all Americans have been alive." (Ron Fournier, "Analysis: Biden Pick Shows Lack Of Confidence," The Associated Press, 8/23/08)

ABC's Jake Tapper: "The Freshman Senator Selected As His Running Mate A Six-Term Senate Institution..." "Obama is running on the slogan change we can believe in, but the freshman senator selected as his running mate a six-term senate institution, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 8/23/08)

ABC's Jake Tapper: Biden Taking Lobbyist Money "A Direct Contradiction Of The Obama Message." "Obama may decry lobbyist cash (or at least federal lobbyist cash), but Biden has taken $344,400 from lobbyists since 1997 -- making lobbyists the 10th biggest contributing industry. That seems a direct contradiction of the Obama message." (Jake Tapper, "Obama Decries Lobbyist Cash; Biden Has Reaped It In," ABC News, 8/23/08)

Los Angeles Times: "Biden Is A Washington Insider." "At the same time, as a 36-year Senate veteran, Biden is a Washington insider, an image that is at odds with the theme of change Obama has promoted." (Stuart Silverstein And Johanna Neuman, "Biden's The Pick, Sources Confirm," Los Angeles Times, 8/23/08)

McClatchy Newspapers: Biden Is "A Washington Insider." "The decision to go with Biden, 65, a Washington insider, over a younger politician with a lesser known national profile, such as Obama's friend Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, reflects how tight the contest is between Obama and Republican John McCain." (Margaret Talev and David Lightman, "Obama names Sen. Joe Biden as his vice-presidential pick," McClatchy Newspapers, 8/23/08)

New York Post's Charles Hurt: "Biden Is A Consummate Washington Insider." "On the downside, Biden is a consummate Washington insider. He was first elected to the Senate in 1973 at the age of 29 and plagiarism charges forced him from the 1988 presidential contest." (Charles Hurt, "Joe Biden Wins The Veepstakes," New York Post, 8/23/08)

CNN's Candy Crowley: "Well, the downside is, this is a campaign of change, who is selecting -- which is selecting a man who's been in the Senate for over three decades. There is that." (CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," 8/22/08)

Real Clear Politics' Tom Bevan: "Biden has been in the United States Senate for 36 years -- he was elected in 1972, the year Barack Obama turned eleven -- making him, for better or worse, a quintessential Washington insider." (Tom Bevan, "Obama Goes With Biden," Time's "The Real Clear Politics" Blog, time-blog.com, 8/23/08)

Biden Pick Only Highlights Obama's Inexperience:

The Associated Press' Ron Fournier: "[T]here's the 2007 ABC interview in which Biden said he would stand by an earlier statement that Obama was not ready to serve as president. It seems Obama is worried that some voters are starting to agree." (Ron Fournier, "Analysis: Biden Pick Shows Lack Of Confidence," The Associated Press, 8/23/08)

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "[Obama] All But Confessed His Lack Of Knowledge Of Foreign Affairs By Selecting As His Running Mate The Senate's Senior Democratic Leader On That Topic." (Howard Fineman, "No Ordinary Joe: The Politics Of The Veep Pick--And What He Brings To The Party," Newsweek, 8/23/08)

Real Clear Politics' Tom Bevan: "He wanted someone who could reinforce his message of change, but he needed someone with experience." (Tom Bevan, "Obama Goes With Biden," Time's "The Real Clear Politics" Blog, time-blog.com, 8/23/08)

Bevan: "[O]bama has spent the last 2 years discounting the experience of folks in the Bush administration, discounting the experience of Hillary Clinton, and now discounting the experience of John McCain by saying that what matters is judgment, not the number of years someone has spent in Washington. Obama's pick belies that notion, especially since the core of Obama's 'judgment' argument centers on his opposing the Iraq war from the beginning. Joe Biden voted for the Iraq war." (Tom Bevan, "Obama Goes With Biden," Time's "The Real Clear Politics" Blog, time-blog.com, 8/23/08)

Political Weakness Leads To New, Negative Obama:

The Associated Press' Ron Fournier: "For All His Self-Confidence, The 47-Year-Old Illinois Senator Worried That He Couldn't Beat Republican John McCain Without Help From A Seasoned Politician Willing To Attack." "The picks say something profound about Obama: For all his self-confidence, the 47-year-old Illinois senator worried that he couldn't beat Republican John McCain without help from a seasoned politician willing to attack. The Biden pick is the next logistical step in an Obama campaign that has become more negative -- a strategic decision that may be necessary but threatens to run counter to his image." (Ron Fournier, "Analysis: Biden Pick Shows Lack Of Confidence," The Associated Press, 8/23/08)

Fournier: "A senior Obama adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity, said his boss has expressed impatience with what he calls a 'reverence' inside his campaign for his message of change and new politics. In other words, Obama is willing -- even eager -- to risk what got him this far if it gets him to the White House." (Ron Fournier, "Analysis: Biden Pick Shows Lack Of Confidence," The Associated Press, 8/23/08)

Time Magazine: "It's a measure of how badly the last month has gone for the once high-flying Obama campaign that they're willing to risk taking on board a shoot-from-the-lip running mate like Biden." (Massimo Calabresi, "Behind Obama's Bet on Biden," Time Magazine, 8/23/08)

The New York Times: "Mr. Obama's choice of Mr. Biden suggested some of the weaknesses the Obama campaign is trying to address at a time when national polls suggest that his race with Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, is tightening." (Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny, "Obama Chooses Biden as Running Mate," New York Times, 8/23/08)

The Washington Post: "As the Associated Press's Ron Fournier noted in an analysis this morning, picking Biden shows that Obama and his team are concerned that questions of whether the Illinois senator is ready for the job have the potential to be politically dangerous." (Chris Cillizza, "Analysis: What Biden's Pick Means," Washington Post's "The Fix" Blog, 8/23/08)


Time's Mark Halperin: "[O]ne quality that has afflicted Biden for as long as anyone can remember: a persistent tendency to say silly, offensive, and off-putting things." (Mark Halperin, "Halperin On Biden: The Pros And The Cons," Time, 8/23/08)

Time's Mark Halperin: "The central mystery for those who have watched Biden over the years is this: how could someone so smart, experienced, and articulate be his own worst enemy by saying just the wrong thing at just the wrong moment?" (Mark Halperin, "Halperin On Biden: The Pros And The Cons," Time, 8/23/08)

The Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody: "Biden's Good For A Good, Let's Call It Five Gaffes Before November 4th If It's Biden Here We Go Again." "I mean if the Obama campaign, when they knew this pick was coming, they realized, Biden's good for a good, let's call it five gaffes before November 4th. They know this. They understand this. They're willing to take that risk, if it's Biden here we go again." (CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," 8/22/08)

CNN's Jessica Yellin: "The big other problem is that Biden has had a tendency to make gaffes on the trail, he's not always very disciplined." (CNN's "CNN Saturday Morning News," 8/23/08)

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "He can't keep his mouth shut. Sometimes he talks before thinking. He is not always a systematic thinker. He loves to hear himself talk. He can get carried away with his enthusiasms." (Howard Fineman, "No Ordinary Joe: The Politics Of The Veep Pick--And What He Brings To The Party," Newsweek, 8/23/08)

[New York] Daily News: Biden "Veers Wildly Off Message." "But he can also be a motormouth who veers wildly off message. Even he admits to his tendency to 'bloviate.'" (Michael Saul, "Foreign policy? Joe Biden's no schmo," New York Daily News, 8/23/08)

Politico: "But while Biden, 65, made strides during the primary season on curbing his legendary penchant for leaving no thought unspoken, those who have watched him -- and listened to him -- over the years know the Obama team will spend some sleepless nights wondering what he might say at any given moment." (Carrie Budoff Brown and Bill Nichols, "The Ticket: Obama-Biden," Politico, 8/23/08)

Rumpole said...

6:03- nice way to think outside the box, not that I'm admitting you're right. But lets talk about running- the run is really not that bad once you take the bridge away- the bridge is the real killer. When you first try it you have to get used to old ladies on tri-cycles passing you as you labour up the bridge. Of course the run down is fantastic. I suggest Jackson Brown's "Running on Empty" on your IPOD for the run up, followed by Pat Benatar's "Hit me with your best shot". You can take the rest of the run easy-whatever that is for you- 6-or 8-or 10 minute miles. When I really need a work out I do it in the afternoon, but when I am being nice to myself I do it in the cool of the early morning. You can't beat running next to the still waters of Biscayne Bay as the sun comes up.

I've seen quite a few courthouse people on my runs- on bikes, walking, or just hanging out, and no one ever has a clue.

Anyway, I'm moving into interval training now, so less long runs for me. It's the latest rage and it seems to be working, especially in lifting weights in short intense intervals. Give it a try and let me know. We can open a REGJB training forum.

Happy Trails.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, your last post has me more than convinced that you are Scott Fingerhut. The reasons are more than obvious.

Just fess us already.

Anonymous said...

Lurvy (Rumpole) runs marathons.

Anonymous said...

Oh, please... if anyone ever voted on the basis of the vice-presidential nominee, would we ever had had Vice-President Agnew or Vice-President Quayle???

Anonymous said...

There should be a 500 word rule to stop people from posting cut and paste jobs like Mr. 4:12 am did.

What the hell is someone doing responding to this damn blog at 4: 12 AM?

Get a life!

Anonymous said...

@ 4:12


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Anonymous said...

I am a life-long Democrat, and I can say that I have never had a conversation with another Democrat (or Republican for that matter) who did not say, no matter what he thought of him otherwise, that Joe Biden would be a good choice for President. And that has to be the number one reason for making a selection for Vice-president. Now there are a lot of other reasons, political and practical for choosing a person. But does anyone believe that Dick Cheney would be a good President? And if
John McCain chooses Mitt Romney as many believe he will, does anyone believe that a man like Romney, who will obviously say or do anything to gain elected office, make a good President? It appears from his first big decision that Obama is more interested in governing than in getting elected at any cost.
Let's all hope that once elected the Obama/Biden team can begin the process of fixing the havoc both at home and abroad that the Bush/Cheney administration, which has always shown itself less interested in governing than in political dynamics, has caused.

Anonymous said...

The ticket reads obama/biden

Sounds like some kind of sick joke but has anyone picked up that if you take the B, replace it with and S, and then insert NLA, you get:

oSama bNLAden


attorney-rejected-by-the-princess said...

9:59, sharp observation

Attorney Rejected The Princess,
proud member since 2008

Anonymous said...

obama chose his vice president nominee. it's his choice. respect it, whether you like it or not. he didn't pick clinton, and all the clintonites are out there hyperventilating, all saying they're going to vote for mccain because he didn't choose her. For all those people, I want you to remember the crass joke that mccain made about chelsea in the nineties. What he said was, and I'll quote "Chelsea is so ugly because Janet Reno is her Daddy." he thought this was real funny back then, I'm sure he hopes someone has forgotten all about it. And Very recently, he laughed when someone called hillary a bitch. that's on u-tube for all of you young ones. Before you vote for Mccain for the simple reason that Hillary is not on Obama's ticket, remember who Mccain truly is. and by the way, that switch on biden and obama name is something only a true sicko would come up with. get a life.