Seeing his double-digit lead vanish in his hollow "Change" mantra, Obama has apparently changed style, evidenced by his selecting long-time politician Joe Biden as his Vice President running mate .
Biden, the senior senator from Delaware brings with him a long and proud Democratic political tradition of siding against the majority of Americans. Biden opposes offshore drilling and appears very intolerant of people unlike him.
The Senator has had to apologize for racist statements including in 2007 his description of now running mate Obama as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
Biden also stated that "you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."
With Obama's shallow, sketchy "change" slogan now lacking resonance with most Americans - as evidenced by recent polls showing Obama actually trailing McCain -- Obama seems to be changing directions, eager to play politics as usual.
The VEEP vetting process was not simple. At one point, Democratic board members were taken aback when asking Biden how many wives he had. Biden responded "one". In reality, however, Democrats reminded Biden that has had two wives, having lost his first in a 1972 car accident.
The Democrats hoped Biden's marital woes would not be outted akin to Edwards' outing of Dick Cheney's homosexual daughter prior to the 2004 election.
When asked if the selection of Biden meant the Presidential candidate was changing his campaign approach, Obama responded definitively "Maybe, to some extent. I can see how that could be happening or yet to happen. But that could change."