I believe President Obama chose Joe Biden as vice president because Biden would make Obama look good. There would never be any question about Joe Biden overshadowing the President. There was no way that Obama was going to lose running against John McCain and the liberal media no matter who he chose as vice president. Obama had destiny written all over him.
It’s possible that Biden was also chosen because he had no trouble stretching and manufacturing the truth and even lying. You can’t have too many of these guys around.
Consider that Biden had been charged with plagiarism (Rand Paul is being accused on plagiarism. Given Biden’s record, it’s a good chance that Paul could at least become a credentialed vice president.)) while attending Syracuse University College of Law:
“During his first year there, he was accused of having plagiarized 5 of 15 pages of a law review article. Biden said it was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and he was permitted to retake the course after receiving an ‘F’ grade, which was subsequently dropped from his record.”
In 1987, Biden had been “accused of plagiarizing a speech that had been made earlier that year by Neil Kinnock, leader of the British Labour Party.” There were more plagiarism incidents. He was accused of using “passages from a 1967 speech by Robert F. Kennedy (for which Biden aides took the blame) and a short phrase from the 1961 inaugural address of John F. Kennedy, and in two prior years to have done the same with a 1976 passage from Hubert H. Humphrey.”
Biden had also stated that “he had graduated in the ‘top half’ of his class, that he had attended law school on a full scholarship, and that he had received three degrees in college, each of which were untrue or exaggerations of his actual record.”
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