The same week Carlos Zambrano loses one of his molars on the mound, Barack Obama finds yet another way to put new teeth into his campaign.
Obama’s choice of Joe Biden as presidential battery mate was inspired. Not only will it help the Junior Senator from Illinois win the election, but Biden – a perennial number two hitter if there ever were one – will also help Obama set up his governing rotation this January.
The regular season of the 2008 presidential campaign finally begins this week in the Mile High City and then continues to the Twin Cities after Labor Day. While Obama enjoys a slight lead in the aggregate standings, the American public will have the opportunity to see both campaigns in consecutive weeks compete on equal playing fields. Biden’s addition to the democratic oratorical rotation should have as great if not a greater impact than the Cubbie’s celebrated mid-season pickup.
And speaking of the real savior to our hopes and dreams…
Excuse the mixture of church and cyberspace, but Rich Harden has been a revelation since first stepping foot onto The Friendly Confines six weeks ago. An import from deep blue Northern California, Harden has been sent to the North Side to both win the war this October and responsibly end a century worth of futility.
Like Cleveland, Ohio swing state veteran and eventual Cy Young Winner Rick Sutcliff, Harden has joined the Cubs amidst a magical season and is nearly unbeatable when the lights shine on his craft. Lets just pray that Harden and co., unlike their 1984 counterparts, have the stomach to finish the job when playing for keeps deeper in the fall.