When I saw Joe Biden become visibly chocked up when offering his rebuttal to the idea that as a man he could not understand what it was like to wonder if your child would recover from a life threatening situation I saw something you don’t see everyday from politicians. I saw real, true emotion. I was not sure what caused Joe Biden to choke up so I ran to Wikipedia and found this.
Biden’s wife and year-old daughter were killed in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping inHockessin, Delaware on December 18, 1972.
Thinking back to this is what I think caused him to become choked up. I think he did more to bring both men and women to his side by showing real paternal love for a child. A man showing real true love for a child isn’t something you see every day in America. As Americans we sometimes fall back into the 1950s mind set of “Man go to work; Make money; Provide for family, Women stay home; Care for children”.
As a new father I know the love I feel for my daughter and while I may not agree with Joe Biden on his stance about somethings, mainly net neutrality, his pro-RIAA stance and Internet taxes, I do sincerely appreciate his openness and seemingly transparent display of a strong man showing love for his family.
This debate was interesting. I thought Joe Biden did an excellent job. Sara Palin seemed cheap, fake and playing a role. I look forward to the next round of debates.
I was listening to The Bryant Park Project and hearing about the democratic party freaking out about how Texas will be split. This is craziness. The democrats as a whole need to stop with the bickering and start talking about real issues.
2008 has to be one of the, if not the easiest elections to have a democrat elected. You have the war in Iraq, the economy that has been driven into the ground and national health care as big issues just to name a few. With all of that and the growing disapproval of president Bush it would be very very difficult for a democrat to lose this election.
The democratic party has to understand that America as a whole is afraid of having a black guy or a woman as President. I’m not saying that it will not happen but I do think that lots of Americans are at least still racist at heart. America likes to vote for old white men. There is a proven record of that.
I hope the bickering quites down soon and we can start to get to real issues. That may be too much to ask though.
After all, in the 2004 elections I would have voted for an inanimate object over Bush but we see how well that election went.