In many ways it looks like it was a good thing that Hot Soup Hack Ron Fournier didn’t accept the job offer from the McCain campaign. Why buy the cow when the milk is free? Fournier, this morning:

The candidate of change went with the status quo.

In picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness — inexperience in office and on foreign policy — rather than underscore his strength as a new-generation candidate defying political conventions.

He picked a 35-year veteran of the Senate — the ultimate insider — rather than a candidate from outside Washington, such as Govs. Tim Kaine of Virginia or Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas; or from outside his party, such as Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska; or from outside the mostly white male club of vice presidential candidates. Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t even make his short list.

The picks say something profound about Obama: For all his self-confidence, the 47-year-old Illinois senator worried that he couldn’t beat Republican John McCain without help from a seasoned politician willing to attack. The Biden pick is the next logistical step in an Obama campaign that has become more negative — a strategic decision that may be necessary but threatens to run counter to his image.

It didn’t really matter who Obama selected, Fournier was going to make a case against them.

So, while everyone else was waiting for their Obama VP text, Fournier was receiving one from from Karl Rove: "Keep up the fight"

That’s his job.