I felt he was a safe, if boring, pick. He was a young Senator way back in 1973. First ran for President in 1988. He knows the political ropes, very experienced and is no dummy (though he sometimes says dumb things.) And running for President tends to reveal any obvious skeletons in your closet.What was it about Biden that impressed you so much?
Sarah Palin was terribly inexperienced and ignorant of the larger world. That's not a crime, but it's a horrible liability for someone who might suddenly have to be President. It reflected badly on McCain's judgement. And I still like McCain (though he sometimes says dumb things.)