The Campaign in the Mirror

It’s a pity that the Lizard Queen’s insurrection next week might spoil the chance of solving America’s energy problems. With two windbags like Obama and Biden on a single stage, we’d only need to have a portable wind farm to follow them around in order to power Los Angeles.

In the event that the Clinton comeback fails, Biden’s not the worst choice despite the plagiarism scandal. But historically, senators have not fared well running for President and it’s hard to imagine that pairing two senators together will make things any easier. One key for Obama will be to persuade Biden to steal from speeches by speakers who don’t happen to be British socialists.

In some ways, though, it’s a perfect pairing. Mr. Speech Stealer is a good fit for Mr. Can’t Talk Without a Teleprompter.

UPDATE – Jonah Goldberg reaches a similar conclusion: “There’s more than a small risk that Biden will reinforce the sense that this ticket is all about hearing itself talk.”