August 23rd, 2008
10:52 AM ET
6 years ago

Awaiting Biden

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A crowd has gathered outside Sen. Biden's home. Watch for yourself on CNN.com/live!

(CNN) – A large crowd has gathered outside Joe Biden's Delaware home awaiting a glimpse of the newly-named Democratic VP candidate.

A motorcade is expected to take Biden and his family to a nearby airport shortly. Biden and Obama will appear together in Springfield, Illinois at 3 p.m. ET.

Stakeout Joe Biden on CNN.com/live


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden
soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. Mack

    The Obama/Biden ticket may be okay...but what is not okay is the treatment of the Obama Campaign of Hillary Clinton. She has came out strong to support him, but he and his campaign did little this week to ease the tension in the democratic party. Some Clinton supporters are angrier than ever over this campaigns lack of respect. Hillary has been more than gracious, and people should not blame her when her supporters get mad, and they are. Obama could have and should have done more to win over this critical part of the party. Biden's choice may be for nothing.

    August 23, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Rich

    With Biden as his VP, this ticket is so balanced and makes so much sense. Biden brings experience in foreign policy, etc. And Obama brings the CHANGE that America is wanting. With this ticket, everyone wins. America wins!

    August 23, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. GARY

    thank god obama picked biden being a republican i was terrified he would pick clinton which would guarantee a democratic victory now mccain will win by a few points, thank you barack

    August 23, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. Luis

    Borat has chosen is puppet master, LOL. Bigger ego and more arrogant.....great pick Dimocrats..............

    Biden is Borat's Cheney..........................

    America must Vote McCain or join the insane

    August 23, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    I guess he will be the other celebrity the way the media has gleefully gloated over Joe Biden's selection as they have Obama's selction! Really guys the press needs to be unbiased but I guess this year they have showed their colors more than anyother election "BLUE!"

    August 23, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  6. therealist

    The poparzzi do love their celebrities...

    August 23, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. Armageddan is coming soon!!

    Boo!!!!

    August 23, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  8. Simba,from Toronto,canada

    Hillary pick up a 3 am phone call.
    But Obama call you at 3 am.
    Hmmmmmmm, good President who can't sleep knowing that Americans are waiting for his call.
    He put americans first, he is simply an excellent choice to lead the nation.
    OBAMA/BIDEN 08-12!!!!!

    August 23, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  9. Phone at 3 a.m. !!

    To Kevin..exactly!!!! Barack calls US at 3 a.m. because he is PROACTIVE and on the ball!!! Hillary would answer the phone because she would be up wondering where Billy is at that late hour...again!
    As a supporter of Obama/Biden we just won the lottery!! Two brilliant men beats the heck out of one bitter, disloyal, hurtful and dishonest woman anyday .. she has done more damage to the Dems than anyone.... she is a divider and not true or trustworthy. THank goodness Barack didn't give in to the Clinton's whining!

    August 23, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  10. NO MORE OBAMA MENSO

    too bad Obama you already lost by not picking hillary. you lost my vote and the rest of my family.

    August 23, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  11. Edward

    In the words of the Progressive Democrats of America, "Biden is one of the most liberal senators." Change? Looks like an extremely liberal, partisan ticket.

    If you want change, vote for the man who has crossed the party line consistently, bucked the republican establishment, and has a senator who consistently votes democratic in the senate at his side on the campaign trail.

    Change in which we can believe (see, you don't end a sentence w/a preposition) – John McCain.

    August 23, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  12. OBSERVERING

    N O V--4--2 0 0 8-–M C C A I N::::::I--W A N T--T O -–T H A N K-

    M Y--E A R L I E S T---S U P P O R T E R: ::::::J O E--B I D E N

    August 23, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  13. dittohead with forty names

    My boss with the golden microphone says to cut off my nose and vote for John McCain no matter what,as long as he can get richer and get his big oil payoff.

    August 23, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. pakuna

    obama bend over and get an exam of your brain. Biden voted to provide Social Security to illegal immigrants he voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA he voted in favor of the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq. WERE not these issues the reason you slammed Hillary. You are a total disgrace to your country where you have citizenship and that is Kenya. Maybe we can deport you back there.

    August 23, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  15. Joe Kiloz

    S A I L I N G,,,,,,,,,F U L L,,,,,,,,,S P E E D,,,,,,T O W A R D S,,,,,,,I C E B E R G

    August 23, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Democrats Rule

    Perfect pick! Perfect symmetry. Obama/Biden 08! Obama continues to show great judgment and character. pakuna – you are the reason that we can't move forward and unite. If an "illegal" paid into Social Security for 30 years you are fine with just stealing that money? You don't even believe that there is room for reasonable minds to disagree on how to handle second and third generations of people who have paid into the system for their whole lives? As for your lies about Senator Obama's citizenship I would recommend you take up reading. Kenya does not allow duel citizenship and therefore he is not a citizen of Kenya. However, don't let things like facts get in the way of your anger.

    August 23, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  17. joshua

    OBAMA IS A JOKE, WHAT CHANGE??? 2 MORE WHITE MALES IN THE WHITE HOUSE REMEMBER OBAMA IS HALF WHITE!!! THE ONLY CHANGE OBAMA BRINGS IS WHATS IN HIS POCKET. WHAT A BUM! I WAS FOR HILLARY AND SINCE SHES NOT PICKED !!GO MCCAIN 08!!!!! ONE OF 18 MILLION HAS SPOKEN!!! REMEMBER BIDEN GOT NO VOTES AND DROPPED OUT EARLY!!!! OBAMA IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT LISTENING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC? WE SPOKE, WE WANTED HILLARY!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  18. country first

    Pakuna..

    You are part of the ignorant propaganda machine designed to spew your regurgitated garbage. Did you give Sen Obama Kenya citizenship or are you just plain ignorant? i guess it is the later..

    Perhaps we can deport Sen Mcsame back to Panama because he wasn't born on U.S soil (if you are "for HRC" a la McSame transplant).. It's called a free country, you have a constitutional right TO VOTE for whoever you choose to vote for.. you are not being FORCED to vote for Obama/Biden.. there is no GUN to your head forcing you to vote for Obama/Biden.

    August 23, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  19. Draft Board Calling

    Hi this is John McCain Joe,did you say your son is already serving in Iraq? Oh OK, just checking.bye.

    August 23, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  20. Arthur James

    CNN IS BIASED! EVERYTIME I SAY SOMETHING CRITICAL ABOUT BIDEN OR SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT HILLARY – THEY DELETE IT! I'M SWITCHING TO FOX!

    GOODBYE, CNN! YOU REALLY ARE PROTECTING THE LEFT! AND I'M A FREAKING DEMOCRAT! (BETTER RETHINK THAT!)

    August 23, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  21. Lisa

    I think Obama made the right choice....as usual.

    Obama/Biden 08

    August 23, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  22. Ovitshio Branco

    There is a diffrence between being "educated" vs. being "learned."
    After reading 95% of the notes (blogs) on CNN, here are some conclusions:
    1.McBushCain supporters may be learned, but they are not educated. That is, they show gross negligence in doing research to uncover the truth.
    2. Majority of McBushCain supporters write using "uppercase" letters, suggesting that they are rude, bitter, and inconsiderate.
    3. Like their candidate, most of Obama supporters are very humble and put this nation "first". Wealth and greed are seen as secondary or remote issuesAll of the lies and disinformaiton about Barack is going up in smoke as past political propaganda.
    We are now witniessing history unfolding before our very eyes, as the nations' first Democratically elected black man gets voted into the highest position of authority in the country. I can honestly say that I am proud to be an American again. Thank you Barack, for being a true leader

    August 23, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  23. Stop the Hate

    Pakuna-
    How can he be "deported" to Kenya when he was NOT born there??

    August 23, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  24. franco

    FLIP-FLOPPING AT ITS PEAK…….!!!

    Obama has picked Biden who has been a Washington insider for almost…..40 YEARS!!!

    Obama has picked Biden who voted "YES" for the war in Iraq……!!!

    That is "Change we can believe in"

    So at this point, NOTHING HAS LEFT FROM THE AGENT OF CHANGE…….

    August 23, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  25. debkansas

    Amen to pakuna. Thats the truth

    August 23, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
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