Visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Tbilisi widely commented on by the American media and was regarded by them as a sign of support for Saakashvili's White House. "Tbilisi is greeted by Vice President Joe Biden as a hero, and President Mikhail Saakashvili made the call to the West prochuvstvenny to help protect his country from the Russian forces stationed in the separatist territories "- wrote The New York Times. Biden's problem in Georgia is to persuade Tbilisi to unchanged Washington's support, without causing anger and resentment in Russia. Biden's visit became a sort of political triumph for Mr. Saakashvili, because, despite the numerous political miscalculations and a gradual decline confidence in the West, Georgia, as yet, the leader once again managed to secure support from Washington. On the eve of the visit of U.S. Vice President Saakashvili "suggested" the series of democratic reforms, including the use of direct mayoral elections next year and "promise" to provide the opposition National Broadcasting cable TV channel.
Also among the proposed reforms – a new limitation of presidential powers and strengthening of the independence ships. All this, in terms of The Washington Post, is aimed at restoring the shattered reputation of the President of Georgia before the arrival of Joe Biden, who was going, and then emphasized the concerns of the U.S. retreat from Saakashvili democracy. If George W. Bush at the Georgian leader's pro-Western reformer, was seen as, after last year's defeat in the war with Russia, he became the target of criticism at home and abroad.