Sunday, August 27, 2006

Memos to Demos

Do better than this.

Sen. Joseph Biden says he can hold his own in a 2008 presidential primary against Democratic contenders from the South, noting that his home state of Delaware was a "slave state."

Biden dismissed the notion that he was a "Northeastern liberal" who would have a poor showing in the South against other likely contenders such as Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee.

... "You don't know my state," he said. "My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state has the eighth-largest black population in the country. My state is anything from a Northeast liberal state."

The sad thing is, Biden is the kind of Democrat who, theoretically, ought to appeal to me. He has education, aspirations of statesmanship, historical sensibilities, big-picture visionary capabilities, and theoretically he is possessed of a natural intelligence.

Then something like this. Oh well; the same laundry list could be applied to Newt Gingrich.

Some about slavery in Delaware here. It is an interesting historical sidelight, but not terribly relevant to a national election in 2006.

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