Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Serious Question from Joe Biden

A recent Associated Press article reports Delaware Senator and 2008 Presidential Candidate Joe Biden as saying " "Under no administration will I accept the job of secretary of state."

AP reports:

A voter had asked the Delaware Senator what he would do to restore U.S. credibility in the world.

"That's the president's job," he said. "I know a lot of my opponents out there say I'd be a great secretary of state. Seriously, every one of them. Do you watch any of the debates? 'Joe's right, Joe's right, Joe's right.'"

"I ask you a rhetorical question: Are you prepared to vote for anyone — at this moment in our history — as president who is not capable of being secretary of state? Who among my opponents would you consider appointing secretary of state? Seriously. Think about it."

It's definitely something to think about, isn't it? But I hope that Senator Biden will reconsider.

True, the presidential candidate should have a strong vision for America's future foreign policy. However no individual candidate, in any party, can be an expert in every area of concern. I, for one, am looking for a presidential candidate that has strong leadership skills, a depth of knowledge, integrity, a vision for a better America and the ability to pull together the best people that will make that vision a reality.

As regular readers of this blog know, I've been a supporter of John Edwards since 2004. However, I can think of several candidates, including Joe Biden, that may well meet my criteria and I'm looking critically at them all. I hope that all of the American voting public is doing the same.

None of the candidates will be able to accomplish anything alone. Who will be the leader who will pull together the best team?

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