Let me just start off with this by now famous quote from Senator Joe Biden:
"I mean you've got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."Before Joe Biden said this, Barack Obama had a good chance of being a serious contender in the 2008 election. Now, he is guaranteed a spot. Why is this? Before this quote Obama was an outspoken yet untested junior senator, who didn't really have any sort of experience. People liked him because he was charismatic and his ideas were refreshing, now they like him because he can deal with adversity like a pro, without any of the debilitating affects of being an arthritic 60 year old white guy. Where Al Sharpton's response was funny, saying that he in fact does take a bath every day, Obama's elegant remarks of forgiveness and friendship speak of a true Presidential candidates. Humour, does not necessarily a President make. Dealing with
situations correctly and defusing potentially damaging feud's with ease does.
Now, I don't think Barack Obama will be President. I think Hillary will win the nomination, but I do think that he will be the Vice President, and Joe Biden just brought him one step closer.