August 23rd, 2008
12:45 AM ET
4 years ago

Sources tell CNN: Obama names Biden as Dem VP

(CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama has selected Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his running mate on the Democratic ticket for the White House, three Democratic sources told CNN.


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  1. timber (ex dem)

    It is comical that I know who Obama's VP choice is (and I could give a hoot) before all those who gave their phone numbers and emails!! Obama screwed his own supporters, he just wanted the info for his database and made fools of them all. LOL

    August 23, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  2. Lucy

    Is a shame so many of you are so ready to Vote Republican because of Barack Obama and Joe Biden - what a great team.

    If we have another republican in office next year... you can kiss your retirement, your home, and anything of value to you GOOD BYE!!!
    Don't any of you know a con when you see it??? IN MY OPINION McCain is just that.... he is Bushy BOy's right hand man... and that is SOOooooo sad.

    GO OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!!!!!!!! IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY not the Clinton Party!!

    August 23, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  3. Andrew from Alabama

    BIden over Hillary?

    They both voted for Iraq...

    They both said Obama is too inexperienced to be President...

    They both have been in Washington for decades...

    They both ran in the primaries...

    But Hillary won all the swing states, big states, blue collar states, and more votes than anyone in history...Biden couldn't even carry his own state...

    This is a slap in the face to 50% of all Democrats.

    McCain-Whoever '08!

    August 23, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  4. Strict Script

    Obama/Biden 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    GOP, are you watching?

    August 23, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  5. greenhx

    For all the women out there that supported HRC and now say they will support John Mcsame, WILL YOU STILL SUPPORT HIM WHEN HE TAKES YOU RIGHT TO CHOSSE A WAY?

    August 23, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  6. Ross in MD

    A great choice with many great options.

    I look forward to Joe Biden tearing the GOP apart.

    Obama 08!

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  7. PA. Dem lady

    Obama is toast!!!!!!!!!! I'm voting for Mccain and I'm a democrat.... PUMA

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  8. jeanette

    Thank you, Senator Obama!!
    An Obama-Biden ticket is perfect! They have my full support!
    Call me haaaaaaaaaaappppppppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
    W00-H00!
    Okay – now McCain has to pick Mitt Romney (a losing ticket for sure).

    Excellent investigative reporting on John King's part.

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  9. JohnSmith

    You just lost my vote Mr. Obama

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  10. Seattle Tiffany

    Yet another good judgment call on the Obama side...

    Obama/Biden 08'

    (I'll get over the text message bitterness toward CNN later)

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  11. Mike

    Washington is broken, Washington is corrupted, he wants to change washington, but he has picked up a Washington insider. What a change we can believe in?

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  12. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    If Hillary would have gotten the nod, the GOP would have been energized to rise up and vote against her.

    Yeah–she would bring in votes......for BOTH candidates.

    Biden is tough. He can go toe to toe with McCain and the rest of his Bush cronies.

    Hillary supporters. You think Obama was MEAN to your lady......just think what McCain and the GOP would have done.

    And you want to vote for McCain.

    Does Hillary want you to?

    You PUMA freaks are lame and overrated.

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  13. Niki

    Dems dont have a chance.

    I wanted to vote for him (If he had picked Hillary). :(

    Count me out on this pick though ~ There is NO WAY he is getting my vote.

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  14. Dready1rasta

    To all of the sore losers who will vote for McShame because Hillary is out.... Remeber that vote as you're waving good-bye to your husbands, sons, brothers and grand-sons as they depart to die in a foreign land so McShame can feel like a big shot. He has already said the draft should be re-instated. Their blood will be on YOUR hands, and it will be up to YOU to explain to their children why YOU voted out of spite for the man who sent their fathers off to die.

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  15. Lucy

    Is a shame CNN has to be first to blow the plan.... no wonder people don't trust news media.....

    No text means CNN 'SCOOPED' a story again ... whew gets old doesn't it?

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  16. Hamed

    WELL SINCE HILLARY IS NOT VP ITS TIME TO SUPPORT MCCAIN GUYS. PUMA UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  17. Paul

    It should be alarming to all Democrats that when the choice was between selecting a VP running mate that stands for change versus one the bolsters Obama's inexperiences – Obama had no choice but to go the route for compensating for his gross lack of experience in so many areas. This would be another puppet presidency – everyone knows that Dick Cheney was pulling the strings on Bush and Biden would certainly have to pull all the strings on Obama. I was reading earlier comments made by Biden when he distanced himself from Obama after Obama made the statement that he would meet with heads of state from countries such as Iran without any terms – This is not the leader that we need – Why has the Democratic leadership done this to us – I would love an African-American president just as much as the next guy but give us a Colin Powell (a man of real character who Bush shafted and I think would have gladly turned and worked across party lines)

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  18. shorty

    Weeee"reeeeeeee gonna Winnnn!
    Obama/Biden

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  19. carol

    Dumb move. Choosing Hillary would have won him the election.

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  20. Barbara - NC

    18 million people say NO to PUMA !!!!!!!

    Obama/Biden '08 WINNERS !!!!!!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  21. Relle Boston

    you know what is so sad is you guys report on Baracks Brother, but what about Cindy Mccains sister. She was on Warren Ballentines show and said she would not vote for her sisters husband. They kicked her out of the family and she was the first born.

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  22. chris

    I hope obama's lemmings will look inward when his campaign ultimately fails this fall

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  23. activist mom

    PS moron PUMAs....you SHOULD vote for Obama! He'll make Shrillary a Supreme Court justice or something! Geeeezzzzzzzzz.

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  24. AOA Seatle

    Clinton Supporters....YOU NEVER WERE GOING TO VOTE FOR OBAMA....GO VOTE McCAIN...HE HAS AS MUCH IQ AS YOU DO ...please watch out for the door...don't let it hit you in the face on your way out!. McCain is a calling!

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  25. Jenny Paull

    Too bad, so sad. Obama just lost a multitude of votes.

    Hillary rocks. Write-in her name.

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
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