In his Thursday 26 April OpEd "I Was Wrong About Dick Cheney..." about vice presidential choices, Karl Rove Wrote:
"That same year , Barack Obama... worried about his absence of international experience... turned to Mr. [Joe] Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."
Thinking the chairman of the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee would know anything about Foreign Relations is as dumb as thinking someone whose political experience was limited to being a Community Organizer ( Chicago euphemism for Democrat vote hustler) would know anything about being president.
I've lived in Detroit, St Louis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh PA, Marblehead MA. Worked as tech rep in Southern CA, Bay area, NYC, I've been to Europe a dozen times (Ireland, UK, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium.
Favorite restaurants are Gene & Georgetti's in Chicago, Roma Cafe in Detroit, Frankie and Johnie's in NYC, Rigazzi's on the hill in St. Louis (Also Charlie Gitto's, was Angelo's when I went there.)
For about a year I had small offices in Clayton MO, in the Country Club Plaza in KC. I rode a ten-speed bike around Lake Michigan (The bottom half in one week in June 1978, another week for the top half in 1980, used the Badger both times.
Don't get to travel much anymore, but still try to rent a car and go around the Lake in March every year. Sure, there's still snow, and it's not warm, OTOH there are no bugs and no toursts. Greatest little tavern in the world is Sherry's Port Bar in Garden UP MI