Biden Brings Obama Resilience

Obama's running mate has foreign policy expertise, but more important, he knows how to roll with the punches

Presidential running mates are more than media attack dogs or private strategic advisers. Regardless of whether one likes Dick Cheney as Vice-President, no one can deny that he has shown that co-pilots matter. Similarly, the careers of Gerald Ford, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Harry Truman, and Theodore Roosevelt serve as reminders that unforeseen events can elevate the second-in-command to commander-in-chief.

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