"The press is exaggerating how white women are all of a sudden for Sarah Palin," Biden said. "We still have more women voting for Barack Obama than for John McCain...Part of the problem is in white suburbia, as well as...among ethnic groups, among, particularly Jews and Catholics, there is a lack of ease about Barack. They don't know him. One of my major jobs is to go out and talk about what I know -- they know me -- talk about who I am, why I support Barack."
Okay, so Obama has been running for president almost non-stop from the day he was elected to the U.S. Senate less than four years ago and people still don't know who he is. Unlike Obama, information about Palin, McCain or Biden is easy to obtain. There are so many people who know them intimately and can provide personal testimonies. Nobody at the Democratic National Convention could provide a personal testimony about Obama other than his wife. He's written two autobiographies about himself, which contain numerous misrepresentations. People who ask questions about the inconsistencies and holes in his biography are accused of being racist bigots. That's exactly what Biden was saying in so many words. White suburbia, Jews and Catholics are uneasy with Obama because he's black and he might also be Muslim he infers. Maybe middle class white voters are concerned about Obama raising their taxes or expanding the role of government over their lives, or his own close association with black separatists. Maybe Jews are worried about Obama's association with so many anti-Semitic, Israel-bashing types. Maybe Catholics don't like Obama's extremist positions on abortion. If this is how Joe is going to help out Obama, then I say keep up the good work. Each of those groups named by Biden are going to abandon Obama in droves. People learned more about Sarah Palin in 10 days than they've learned in years about Obama. Palin's life is no mystery. Obama's is.