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As some expected, Obama decided to add “experience” to the ticket selecting Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Barack Obama named Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his vice presidential running mate early Saturday, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.

As I noted in an earlier entry, Obama has now said with this selection that changing Washington really isn’t the goal, winning is.  Obama knows he can’t win without some foreign policy experience so he’s added Biden to the ticket.  But what else does Biden bring with him?  Washington politics.

By choosing Biden as his VP running mate, Obama is trying to calculate the perfect mix of ideology and Washington politics to get elected.  So much for “change you can believe in”.