"During the interview conducted by the Jewish 'Shalom TV' Biden said, "I am a Zionist. You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist.""
"ON MONDAY, June 18, some of Washington's "usual suspects" in the controversy over the Mesopotamian war assembled at the invitation of Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and George Washington University professor Amitai Etzioni. The topic for debate was the so-called "plan Z" for Iraq, which Biden has embraced and which calls for a "soft partition" of that country." http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/013/793qobod.asp
"On 26 September 2007 the United States Senate voted 75–23 in favour of an amendment to the defence spending bill for 2008 that authorises the US government to “encourage” Iraqis to find a “federal” solution to the internal conflicts in their country." http://www.historiae.org/biden.asp
As for John McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, I suppose it doesn't matter that her campaign website explained her philosophy is to promote the "common good." The little town of 9000 people (Wasilla) where she was mayor is a hotbed of communitarian rebuilding efforts. Alaska is regulating and assuming control over everything, exactly the same way it was accomplished in Seattle in 1999, at the "community level." Alaska's current government is all about "providing" the same things the Russian Communist Party promises, for a price.
Here's an example of the price:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kmktYC2E-s&eurl=http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/