Democrat presidents seem to have a tendency to choose blithering idiots for VP. Look at the last 3: Biden, Gore, and Mondale. (Recall that the genius Mondale ran for president and his number one campaign promise was to raise taxes. Result: 13 electoral votes, an all-time record as safe as Cy Young's 511 wins). Why do they do this? Perhaps it's to protect themselves from assassination attempts. Even the most deranged nutcase would think twice about putting Biden in charge.