I am happy to say that I was above 4,000 feet and out of cell phone range when the Biden pick was announced yesterday. So I missed the spin that Stan accurately described as pure and laughable. The Biden pick strengthens the ticket and makes voters like me more, not less, likely to vote for Obama. Biden has genuine foreign policy experience. If the media covered the issues rather than the celebrity in political campaigns, that may have served him better in the Democratic primary.