OK, I’m sure everyone in the state is going to be spouting out their opinions on this. As I live in the state I consider myself entitled to add in my own opinions here. Let me start by saying I appreciate the comments made by Beau Biden regarding his current position as Attorney General. I will list his … comments here:
As many of you know, since returning home from Iraq, I have been giving serious consideration to running for the United States Senate. I have received strong encouragement both here in Delaware and all across the country to undertake this effort – and this outpouring of support has truly been humbling.
I understand why people care so deeply about this election. The challenges we’re facing as a country are extraordinarily difficult. The economy. Jobs. Health care. Energy. Education. Climate change. Financial regulation. Foreign policy. These are not only the issues of the moment – they’re the issues that will determine our children’s future. And as someone who has had the privilege of serving with the bravest men and women on this planet, I care deeply about how we treat our returning veterans and how we resolve our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I feel strongly about these issues. However, my first responsibilities are here in Delaware. I have a duty to fulfill as Attorney General – and the immediate need to focus on a case of great consequence. And that is what I must do. Therefore I cannot and will not run for the United States Senate in 2010. I will run for reelection as Attorney General.
One of the primary reasons I ran for Attorney General was to protect the most vulnerable among us: children. As the father of two young children, I can think of no worse crime than those committed by child predators. It is why one of my first actions and top priorities as Attorney General was the creation of the Child Predator Task Force.
The idea that any child can be a victim of abuse is horrific. The fact that it has engulfed an entire community is unspeakable. The pain and trauma suffered by the children, their parents, and the families, can’t be measured. But justice can be done. And I am determined to see that it is.
I have a job to finish. And that’s what I must do.
Thank you for all your support,
You can view this at it’s original site here
Now, I mean no offense to the man and know very little about his actions while in office. He states that the reason he became AG was to protect children. He was unable to stop the recent child predator we have all heard so much about recently as we all were. No one else in the state seems to be filled with the amount of guilt which he does to the point where they choose not to further their careers.
On the other hand, no one else in the state has a sitting Vice-President as a father.
Here is my honest opinion. I read the article in the News Journal and no matter what it says, the reason Biden isn’t running has a great amount to do with the recent election in Massachusetts. I believe Beau was told by his Daddy that he was not allowed to lose whatever race he participated in this year. It would look horrible politically if Beau lost running for his own father’s seat (one which he held for years). After the race in Boston he must have realized being a Democrat is not a shoe-in anymore. In fact, if anything, it may help you lose.
Now anyone and most likely everyone will come to this opinion. I realize this and that’s why I feel no need to elaborate. Just wanted to get the word out there.
That being said, check out this blog: http://delmarvacenterright.wordpress.com/ which a friend of mine has started. I would have to say he is intelligent, even if I don’t always agree with him 🙂 Well worth checking out!