Since becoming the Democratic vice presidential nominee last month, political observers have been wondering whether Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) - known for his outspoken and unpredictable ways - would curb his tongue.
After all, he’s no longer just a senior senator but the junior partner in the highly disciplined Barack Obama campaign organization.
A Wednesday teleconference with Jewish reporters provided a partial answer.
Denver - As I reported this week, Jewish Democrats in the House and Senate are playing a key role in the Barack Obama campaign’s efforts to crank up the candidate’s Jewish numbers on November 4 and ease concerns about the nominee’s Mideast policies.
And none could be as important as Rep. Shelley Berkley D-Nev.).
The Barack Obama presidential campaign, still fighting hard to shore up the Jewish vote (this week Daniel Shapiro, an advisor to the campaign, signed on as official Jewish outreach coordinator) can’t be entirely thrilled with today’s announcement of additional speakers for next week’s convention.
Buried in a long list of names was one certain to raise the hackles of many Jewish voters: former President Jimmy Carter.