Monday, August 25, 2008

Biden Raised in Scranton, Obama Raised in Jakarta.

The media blitz for Joe Biden is trying to paint him as an "Average Joe" who was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The fact of the matter is that Joe Biden only lived in Pennsylvania until he was ten years old.

If I were the Obama campaign I would be very careful with this selling point. By stating that Joe Biden was raised in Pennsylvania and insinuating that up to the age of ten is considered raised, it could draw comparisons to where Barack Obama was raised.

If Joe Biden at ten was raised in Pennsylvania, that would mean that Barack Obama at ten was raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. You can sell the "Average Joe" biography all you want, but the fact of the matter is that this election is not a vote on Joe Biden. It is a vote on Barack Obama.

The average "blue-collar" worker in PA, OH, IN, WV, and apparently now Michigan aren't falling for it. The only thing adding Joe Biden to the ticket did for Obama was point out his weaknesses.

So good luck trying to sell it.......we are much smarter than that and we aren't buying it.


Geoff said...

Hi Stacy,
Nice post, I hope this line of reasoning gains steam. Doubtful that anything logical like this would be asked by the press of Obama, but possible...


CKAinRedStateUSA said...

Good point.

BTW: If you were the Obama campaign, well, you'd be doing exactly what they are: grasping for straws, perspiring profusely, hoping they can continue to stonewall any real discussion of who SoetorObamaDunham actually is.

Amy said...

Delurking to say: Excellent point!

Anonymous said...

Obama has to to sell it - he needs PA votes.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah right, so what age is considered full raised then, 12? 14? As if 2-4 years mean more then your first ten do. And Obama spent some of his childhood in Indonesia, so what? He has done an awesome job, and all of the 2016 candidates are awful, you will miss Obama/Biden when they're gone trust me.

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