So as you’ve no doubt heard by now, Obama selected Joe Biden for his running-mate. Frankly, I think Obama could of done a lost worse (Clinton for example).
Two things really stand out for me: Biden has a strong history of supporting civil liberties (he voted against the FISA/Telecom immunity bill that Obama flip-flopped on and ended up voting for). On the flip side, Biden is a bit too friendly with Hollywood for my tastes; voting for criminalizing things like me copying music from a DRM protected CD I’ve purchased to my iPod with 5 years in prison and $25,000.
Declan McCullagh wrote this piece on Biden’s tech voting record. Hint: It’s not good.