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. RJ, CA

    Well, well! So THIS is the CHANGE you've been waiting for, folks! Obama has now - with one fell swoop - thrown his ENTIRE philosophy "under the bus!" Nice going in order to have an "attack dog" do the dirty work for Obama. Doesn't surprise me a bit. Always knew Obama was nothing but empty rhetoric.

    August 23, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  2. Katja

    Today will be a perfect chance for Biden to show is ability to say something completely stupid at just the wrong time.

    August 23, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. mona

    haters please go way

    obama/biden 08

    August 23, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. Beverly, Atlanta

    NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW!!!

    August 23, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. KLM

    I love that guy!!! good choice, Obama

    August 23, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Kevin

    It`s a real shame that Obama just gave the White House to Senator McCain. Senator Biden did not win any primaries , so what makes Obama think he (Biden)can help him win the election. I`ve been Democrat all my life but I will not be voting this year. He had it in the bag unil today.

    August 23, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. mardi

    Obama–Biden, YES!!!!

    Any ticket opposing McCain, is a ticket opposing the screwed-up Bush tactics!

    August 23, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  8. Ted

    Biden — the perfect foil for Palin!

    August 23, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  9. Sharpie

    So much for washington outsider.

    No Bull no bias? that's BULL!

    August 23, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  10. ben

    Go OBAMA/BIDEN for 08.

    August 23, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  11. Southern State

    Biden is the ultimate Washington insider. This guy has made more backroom deals than you could ever imagine.

    And you people think Biden is good on foreign policy? Biden was the only one pushing to have Iraq divided into 3 countries. That would have ended in disaster.

    Remember the so called Iraq, "Civil War". Yeah, that fizzled out and turned out to be small bump the road.

    BIDEN would have split up Iraq, against the wishes of almost all Iraqi's. Then you'd have a real Civil War. Biden is a slick talker, but he's not a careful decision maker.

    August 23, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. Paula

    ANYONE IS BETTER THAN McCain!!!!!!!!!!!! Ladies-do your homework-check how McCain has voted on YOUR issues!!

    August 23, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  13. Sherylanne

    Well, there goes the "change" platform. Stupid, stupid mistake for Obama and to pick someone who can't keep his thoughts from falling out of his mouth.

    Well, this is one Democrat who will be voting for McCain. Obama's choice in VP was the deciding factor.

    August 23, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  14. Kevin

    I was rooted for McCain, now, I am going to vote for Obama. "Change + experience", you can't get better than this !

    August 23, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  15. Texas Trail Dog

    HOORAY! STUPID DOES AS STUPID IS. There goes the ballgame for the Democrats. I am so happy. Congratulations to you OBAMA for not picking my girl HILLARY. Now in 2012 people will be waiting with open arms for her to try and save a weak, and trembling America Depression, Suppression from our enemies, the general ignorance of the man is if he gains the Oval Office what he will put us into. BUT I REALLY SEE HE ONLY CONFIRMS WHAT McCAIN HAS SAID ALL ALONG THE MAN HAS NO IDEAL OF RUNNING A COUNTRY SUCH AS AMERICA. SO LONG OBAMA. YOU CAN SET ASIDE THE PICK AND SHOVEL YOU'VE GOT THE HOLE BIG ENOUGH SO YOU CAN'T CRAWL OUT OF IT. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID.

    August 23, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  16. proud army and navy mom

    Hey sheep where is the change?????? Biden has been in Washington for 30 years is that the change you are all talking about. Best of all he said it him self "OBAMA IS NOT QUALIFIED"

    Better luck in 2012

    August 23, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  17. Ron L

    I can not say (WRITE) this loud enough...THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!
    The news Media is out of their ever shrinking mind. You want to know why some things are blown all out of proportion..LOOK AT THIS... Here we have a U.S. Senator of 35 years, VERY WELL KNOWN...He is no different a person than he was yesterday and the Media is sitting outside he house for what??? Probably ONE or TWO comments...
    1) No Comment
    2) I am honored to be selected
    PEOPLE this is truly PATHETIC....
    last night I heard about 58 different pundits critizing how the Obama campaign has handled this selection. I DON'T GET IT!! If I recall correctly, Senator Obama stated HE would decide when the person would be announced. Then he gave out the date and the place...HOW and WHY is it his fault that the IMMATURE KNUCKLEHEADS we have in the media became obsessed with guessing who it is??? If we want America to change..the Media needs to get it priorities in order...
    As I said at the beginning..THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!

    August 23, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  18. Anonymous

    c-span junkie / tired of wash.insiders. – How old are you? probably you can be BO's running mate. How about real change?
    Come on people!!!! This is a wonderful decision and try to analyze the situation and comment. You look with that bitter hatred eye, nothing seems right.

    August 23, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  19. Sherry, Atlanta

    Biden Great Choice. . .but SENATOR OBAMA DIDN'T NEED EXPERIENCE, IT WAS AMERICA-THAT NEEDED EXPERIENCE. SENATOR OBAMA HAS THE BEST JUDGEMENT, AND THE WISDOM WILL COME WITH AGE.

    MCCAIN, BUSH AND CHENEY IS AN EXAMPLE OF WASHINGTON EXPERIENCE, AND LOOK WHAT IT HAS DONE TO AMERICA.

    ONLY A FOOL, WANT'S A REPEAT! ! !

    August 23, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  20. COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!

    c-span junkie / tired of wash.insiders. – How old are you? probably you can be BO's running mate. How about real change?
    Come on people!!!! This is a wonderful decision and try to analyze the situation and comment. You look with that bitter hatred eye, nothing seems right.

    August 23, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  21. annie

    why does biden live with his mommie? Is it because she has a Delaware address?

    August 23, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  22. Gloria(Seattle)

    I'm so glad he don't choose Hillary for VP. Because she has to be the Number "ONE" Go Hillary 2008!

    If not I have to cross the line and Vote for McCain but never for Osama.

    August 23, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  23. Concerned in Alabama

    To C-span junkie:

    Oh, that's right........McCain doesn't have any ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sooooooooooo.......who wil McCain chose to offset his economic inexperience??????

    Don't forget that all McCain knows is war and, oh yeah, WAR.

    August 23, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  24. eric

    What a friggin letdown.

    August 23, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  25. TRUTH

    Without HILLARY this DEMOCRAT family going for McCain. Thanks obama & oprah & caroline sad to say kennedy, who is scared of a STRONG woman. Democrats will lose the WHITEHOUSE now.

    August 23, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
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