Obama running mate Senator Joe Biden raises the experience level for Presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Obama running mate Joe Biden has 35 years of experience in the Senate and foreign policy experience but he has not excited the political betting pundits. Let’s take a further look at Joe Biden and his impact on the Presidential political betting odds. Obama running mate Senator Biden Joe Biden brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the table but he also has the label of Washington insider which is not what Obama was promising.
Obama running mate Senator Biden is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Obama running mate Joe Biden is 65 years old and was first elected to the Senate in 1972. A month later his wife and daughter were killed and his two sons were injured in a car crash.
He nearly gave up his seat but was convinced to remain. He has been a strong opponent of President George W. Bush and is expected to criticize McCain even though the two are friends. Those attacks will be interesting to watch considering Biden has had good things to say about McCain in the past.
Obama running mate Biden is a Roman Catholic and has the reputation among political betting pundits of appealing to blue-collar workers. He does not have nearly as much money as some of his colleagues and commutes by train from his house in Delaware.
Political betting pundits believe that Obama running mate Senator Biden also brings some negatives to Obama including his tendency to run off at the mouth and say things he doesn’t mean. Obama running mate Biden has run for President twice and received little support in political betting circles.
Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when confirmation hearings were held for conservative Republican nominees Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. Bork was not confirmed while Thomas just barely made it.
Normally in political betting the vice presidential nominee will move the political betting odds one way or the other but that has not been the case with Biden. His selection was greeted by a yawn by most political betting insiders.