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In a new TV ad Joe Biden claims, “Political slogans like experience and change will mean absolutely nothing.”

Amen.

I can’t help but to think that with all the attention paid to the top tier Democrats, we’ve been put in such a trance. Between Hillary’s “inevitability” or Obama’s spirit of “hope”, and Edwards supposed populist Southern charm, the issues are completely lost.

Some of us, at least that I’ve seen on this website, have decided to leave the Democratic Party and the government altogether and support Ron Paul.

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I’m not going to get into the semantics of why Ron Paul would be a terrible president, but I am convinced that those who want to vote for him are all either a) 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists (and think he’ll somehow “reinvestigate 9/11” with Alex Jones as the head of the new 9/11 Study Group), or b) uninformed on his economic policies that will widen the wealth gap and send the poor to their graves.

Anyway, if you’re a Democrat, and planning on voting Democrat next November, how can you possibly believe Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are the answers? Obama reads speeches well but is a terrible orator on the spot. Not to mention his lack of any sort of plan, in any field, and the paycheck he’s received in the Senate just for showing up.

And Hillary, well I hope this recent downturn for her is proof that Americans are finally getting the message that she is a politics-as-usual Washington insider with about an ounce more credibility than Bush.

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I’ve said this on OpEdNews before, but think about this: The Washington Post reported that half (half!) of Hillary’s supporters are only there for Bill. Bill never won a majority of votes. Take the 51 percent that didn’t vote for him in 1996, and add on however many of us would never, ever pull the lever for Hillary. She’s so desperate she’s actually attacking Obama on what he did as a child.

A child.

Have you seen the debates? Does anyone really think Obama won any of the debates that polls said he did? Or did you just vote for him because you like the “change” aura surrounding his campaign? I’ll admit it: I’m inspired by him. Reading about him sometimes gives me chills. But then I wake up, and he’s a politician who, maybe one day, would make a great president. But not today. Not now. Iraq is in worse shambles than the Republican Party. We need someone who knows how to clean it up because they’ve dealt with situations like this before.

Back to Biden. You’re a liar if you don’t think he won every debate, hands down. Sure, he makes jokes once in a while, but that’s just because he needs some sort of trigger to get you to remember who he actually is, considering he gets six minutes of speaking time of the often-two hour debates.

In that ad I mentioned earlier, Biden declares, “The next president has to act. The Biden Plan to end the war in Iraq has already won bi-partisan support. When Pakistan erupted in crisis, I spoke to Musharraf before Bush did.”

I have written before on the Biden-Gelb plan for Iraq, as documented in an op/ed by both men, for the New York Times. If you want the Iraq war to come to an end peacefully (and come on, we’re liberals, we like peace, right?), you would vote for Joe Biden. Click on my author page to read my description of the plan in “Biden-Gelb: The Only Plan For Iraq”.

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As most of us know, the Biden-Gelb plan is similar to the Bosnia plan adapted at the Dayton Accords in 1995. It took over ten years of relative non-violence, but Bosnia is finally re-uniting. And yeah, Biden helped that plan take shape.

He was right then, and he’s right now.

The guy has 35 years of experience in the Senate. He was elected at 29, and turned the legal age of 30 days before his inauguration. He was part of the Senate that ended Vietnam and sent Nixon packing. He would have been a better choice than Dukakis in 1988, had the Dukakis campaign not secretly filmed him reading speeches written by the British Labor Party. But as it turned out, he had an aneurysm in his head at that point, so the smear campaign actually saved his life.

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Randy LoBasso lives in Philadelphia, PA, where he does a bunch of freelance writing. He wrote for OpEdNews in 2007/2008.

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