The 20 hours or so since Obama-Biden unveiled in Springfield has brought cautious optimism to the democratic ranks. MSM pundits see a smart choice, but there is a problem here. Despite what they say, they are framing the story differently. According to the MSM frame, the Biden selection was supplementary rather than complimentary as Obama folks have said. I would suggest that the MSM has framed the day on McCain’s terms, which should set off alarms in the Obama camp:
MSM news papers and shows are echoing the McCain line that the Biden choice solidified the notion that Barack concedes weakness on foreign policy. Also highlighted were Biden’s brain aneurysm from 20 years ago, and the violent death of his first wife and daughter. It leaves the voyeur with a strange sensation of more tragedy coming around the bend.
Further, i have seen repeating scenes of Neil Kinnock telling the crowd he is the “first Kinnock in a thousand years to…. ” didn’t take much for these old plagiarism charges against Biden to resurface.
If I didn’t know better, I’d be left feeling uneasy about Obama’s choice. So, even on Barack’s well planned unveilling of a veep, the MSM has framed the day on McCain’s terms.