More ado about nothing

Biden endorses a fusion ticket: Kerry-McCain

Senator Joseph Biden thinks a Kerry-McCain ticket would be a good thing, prompting MSNBC to claim

Democrat’s ‘Hardball’ comments likely to fuel new speculation

Really? His comments are likely to fuel new speculation? Here are the comments, with the question that prompted them, from the MSNBC story:

Chris Matthews asked him: “Do you think McCain is seriously — and I mean this professionally — flirting with the idea of accepting a second place on the ticket with John Kerry, and creating a fusion ticket to run against the president?”

Replied Biden: “I think that this is time for unity in this country, and maybe it is time to have a guy like John McCain — a Republican — on the ticket with a guy he does like. They do get along. And they don’t have fundamental disagreements on major policies.”

If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that Sen. Biden didn’t answer the question at all. He was asked if he thought McCain was seriously considering jumping over as Kerry’s running mate, and he replied that it would be a good idea if McCain did so.

In other words, he apparently doesn’t think that McCain is seriously considering it. If he thought so, he would have said so clearly. MSNBC hypes it as a major revelation, though. That should help voters keep their eye on the ball.

Move on. Nothing to see here.