Was Sen. Joe Biden the right choice for Sen. Barack Obama?

Posted Aug. 27, 2008, at 9:11 a.m.

Sen. Biden certainly doesn’t electrify the Democratic faithful, but will his experience prove to allay fears among undecided voters about Sen. Obama’s lack of a track record in elected office? Or does the Biden selection dilute Sen. Obama’s image as the candidate of change? Will the notoriously blunt Sen. Biden be effective in criticizing Sen. McCain? Or will he pull his punches, since the two are longtime colleagues? Do the Democrats open themselves up to charges that Sen. Obama is conceding he is not ready to be president by picking someone of Sen. Biden’s experience?

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