I don't think that is true +Steve Rosenquist
. Vice President Biden has actually been a huge help to this White House on the Hill as he has maintained friendly relationships on both sides of the aisle. He has been able to chat up and work with (when it has worked) both Republicans and Democrats.
I think lots of folks forget that Biden has excellent credentials both with foreign policy and judiciary committee service. He is pretty fair-minded and willing to listen to opposing viewpoints. He championed the Violence Against Women Act and several civil rights and anti-crime legislation. He has been on the right side of most of our most recent military issues and he has always been a firm supporter of military families and veterans issues. I think he is very under-rated by people who enjoy sound bites and gotcha moments and who do not pay attention to the amount of "heavy lifting" that some representatives and senators do.
As to the Romney-Ryan ticket - I am still so unclear on where Romney stands because he keeps changing his position to appeal to his audience. I do not think he has any vision for America, he simply wants to be President. I also think his actions speak louder than his words - he dodged the draft, he certainly did not instill any regard for service to country in his children (none of whom have served), he has not released his tax returns, he lied about his residency in the Massachusetts election for governor, he does not have an interest in or understanding of our global interests, he speaks first and thinks second, and he exhibits a huge sense of entitlement. While I disagree with Ryan's stands on issues, he at least appears to have the courage of his convictions. All in all, I am concerned that the Republican party is so willing to put the needs of a very few above the considerations of the Country. We need a sense of working together to solve problems not the pettiness that has gone on and the failure to do the tough work we sent our representatives and senators to Washington to accomplish. Most states are sending their C or D teams to Washington when we need A teams - quite sad.