DENVER - The candidate of change went with the status quo.
In picking running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness — inexperience in office and on foreign policy — rather than underscore his strength as a new-generation candidate defying political conventions.to be his
He picked a 35-year veteran of the Senate — the ultimate insider — rather than a candidate from outside Washington, such as Govs. Tim Kaine of Virginia or Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas; or from outside his party, such as of Nebraska; or from outside the mostly white male club of . Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't even make his short list. - Yahoo! News
Biden is considered a moderate liberal, but he really isn't all too moderate. I can't imagine the Obama campaign gaining much more support from moderates and conservatives mainly because of McCain's status as a moderate himself.