Rich Galen

Obama picked Joe Biden to be his running mate. Joe Biden voted for the invasion of Iraq, too.

No one in 2008 suggested that because Obama chose Biden that Obama now had to own Biden's vote.

That would have been ridiculous on its face in 2008. Demanding that Romney own every detail in Ryan's budget is just as ridiculous in 2012.

Biden, finally living up to his billing as the Man Most Likely to Choke on His Own Foot did it again the other day when, in Danville, Virginia, he said that Republicans want to "unchain Wall Street."

Nothing wrong with that, but then that highly anticipated Biden brain - ah - stumble kicked in and, according to the Associated Press

"Hundreds of black people were in the audience when Biden added, 'They're going to put y'all back in chains.'"

Obama thought this was a perfectly reasonable thing to say, but former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder, who is Black, said that in making that remark

"Biden separated himself from what he accused the people of doing. As a matter of fact what he said is, they are going to do something to y'all, not to me, not us. So he was still involved with that separate America. And I'm sick and tired of being considered something other than an American."

I will happily donate to the Obama campaign to keep Joe Biden out on the stump.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at