Opinion: What the dead-tree media are saying about Obama-Biden


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Now that you’ve digested our take on Barack Obama’s selection of fellow senator Joe Biden as his running mate (hmmm, two senators ... Kerry-Edwards ... Gore-Lieberman ... McGovern-Eagleton....) here’s a few links to what other editorial boards around the country are saying.

The Washington Post gives the pick a windy and conflicted thumbs up -- how appropriate!


The Wall Street Journal devotes extra column inches to the choice and (gasp) doesn’t think it was the worst move ever. In fact, the Journal’s board likened Obama’s choice of Biden to George W. Bush’s selection of Dick Cheney in 2000. (Before you get caught up in that comparison, read Joel Achenbach’s description of Biden as ‘the un-Cheney.’) As if to make up for the praise on the editorial page, the Wall Street Journal also ran an op-ed by Fred Barnes contending that Obama sealed his own defeat by picking someone almost as liberal as himself.

Finally, the New York Times’ editorial board devoted one approving paragraph to Biden in an editorial today that’s largely a critique of Obama’s perceived lack of substance.

If you have other favorites, post ‘em below and I’ll add them to the list.