Although conservatives profess righteous indignation when Joe Biden trips during one of his many historic mental meltdowns, the truth is as follows:
Joe Biden is a God-send, a veritable time bomb waiting to explode in the face of Team Obama at any given moment. He is unwittingly on our side, a right-wing mole, and, as such, is one of our most formidable weapons against a second Barack Obama term.
Biden provides a steady, reliable stream of pointed lunacy that no amount of money can buy, as in his "Y'all going to be put back in chains'" kerfuffel which is still reaping rewards for Republicans from coast to coast.
Think about it: What creative ad team, regardless of how talented, could produce materials that would do a better job of exposing the Obama-Biden ticket as the incompetent yahoos that they really are?
Best of all, the Biden Burps, almost a daily blessing during a busy campaign season, are a direct, irrefutable testimony to the fact that Barack Obama does not have the judgment required to run a petting zoo, much less the most powerful nation on earth!
Which helps explain why unemployment is still rampant, spending is out of control, and the national GDP is close to zero under our misguided community organizer.
To repeat: For the good of America, Just Let Biden Be Biden!
By naming Paul Ryan his running mate, Republican Mitt Romney has, at least for the moment, rescued the 2012 presidential narrative from the banalities of "Romney-Hood" and "Obama-loney" silliness, exchanges which left both Obama and Romney looking more like pre-puberty boys arguing over a hotly-contested game of marbles, than adult men competing for the most powerful position on the planet.
The Ryan decision also takes focus off the embarrassing misconduct of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who has apparently forgotten that the Senate is supposed to be the "most deliberate body in the world," rather than a forum for cheap partisan mud slinging and unsubstantiated rumors.
The floor of the US Senate is NOT the same as the National Enquirer, Harry!
The Ryan pick also brings to the fore the serious subjects of deficit reduction, entitlement reform, and spending cuts at a time when Obama supporters would prefer to grovel in pig slop by tying Romney to the cancer death of a laid-off steelworker's wife in a political ad that makes Richard Nixon and his dirty tricks plumbers of 1972 look like Red-Cross volunteers by comparison.
Best of all, the Ryan pick pits the cool, intelligent, math geek from Wisconsin against Joe Biden, the gaffe-prone Vice President not generally known for acumen in matters involving budgets, or much of anything other than comic relief.
For making the Biden-Ryan debates possible, Romney deserves a couple of million votes for softening the harshness of the dialogue and providing Americans with what will surely be a show of blockbuster political comedy!
We the people deserve a break from the negative news and ads. Certainly Joe Biden will provide a few laughs.
John W. Lillpop is an independent columnist