If you would have told be he would be a two-term V.P., I probably would have shot myself.
He was chosen to be VP to lower the status and esteem of the office, just like the progressives do with every such institution and office of high regard. Part of their strategy.
Ever notice how Obama surrounds himself with buffoons, incompetents and weak figureheads like Shotgun Joe?
(and Hagel, Napolitano, Sebelius, Hillary, Kerry, etc.)
Weak, insecure leaders like Obama tend to avoid strong subordinates - they feel threatened by confident, independent people.
That dooms them to mediocrity at best.
Strong, confident, secure leaders dont feel threatened by strong subordinates so they tend to select the strongest, most competent people available.
That gives them a strong, capable organization, able to set their sights high and rise above mediocrity.
He was chosen to be VP to make Obama look smart by comparison to 'the white guy.'