August 23rd, 2008
12:45 AM ET
3 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. Craig

    Does everyone find it odd that there are 2 times the stories on Obama on CNN than McCain? I am undecided still but seeing CNN push the dems so many elections in a row, it makes me want to go the other way? Does anyone else feel this way?

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  2. francee

    He just blew it. He had a chance to unite the party but his ego got the best of him.

    The good news is Hillary can run again in 2012 and walk into the whitehouse

    Hillary in 2012!

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  3. obama and biden are my men

    i love this two guys and they are a perfect team to make america go forward.joe biden is tough and obama is following his footsteps and i tell you what,with this team,there is no way mccain will win..hillary lovers,get on obama side because that is what she wants and that will make her happy.love you all.take care and may god bless all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  4. Dan J

    I like Biden. I don't like Obama. My vote stays with McCain.

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  5. Mcfame Straight Lies

    Biden has the experience that can get all the Changes Obama wants on the fast Trac..
    Biden knows his way around & through the Washington maze. :)

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  6. Lizzy in a Tizzy

    Please post for those who wonder where the text messages are ... CNN foiled that plan .... the plan was to announce it tomorrow morning ....

    Is a shame CNN is so unprofessional IN MY opinion

    GO OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  7. Joseph Adewole

    GOOD CHOICE.....THE LORD WILL ALWAYS DIRECT YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS......YOU WILL EXCEL AND MAKE IT TO THE 'PLACE'

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  8. Democrat for McCain

    forget Dems getting WH now , sad !

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  9. Coach Thumper

    The PERFECT choice... for victory and beyond.

    Let's turn this sinking ship around! Obama/Fightin' Joe Biden '08.

    Enjoy your McCain sandwich and cream of Romney soup!

    Don't eat too much though.... lots of Bush/Cheney sewage to clean.

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  10. Jake

    Hey Hillary Supporters Who Support Her for Non-Racist Woman Reasons,

    If it makes you feel better, read the Wikipedia article on Biden. One of his main accomplishments was a bill to protect abused women. You've got a full fledged friend in Joe.

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  11. DemDivide

    Silly Bloggers, Trix R for kids, and so is CNN's blog apparently

    August 23, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  12. Matt

    This is ridiculous, not the pick, but this announcement. CNN stalking Biden's house and then ruining the whole text message thing. Way to take the fun out of things.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  13. Andrew from Alabama

    HIllary Supporters...time to mobilize and head to McCain's website.

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

    I am so disappointed in CNN. This was a special event for Obama supporters and it would not have cost anything to wait until after the campaign text message. Most of us knew this anyway - but you ruined something that was special to us. Don't you think before announcing anything???

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  15. truthbetold

    Hmmm, decent choice actually; if this is his choice.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  16. Cam

    Yet another snub to Hillary. Obama's making it very hard for this Democrat to bring myself to vote for him. He thumbs his nose at those who would help him and breaks his word at every turn.

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

    Biden as VP, is this change or politics as usual?

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  18. Susan from Scotts Valley, CA

    Great choice! I liked Biden in the beginning and changed my mind to Obama but now I get both of them on the ticket and in the white house. This is going to be a great eight years.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  19. Man you guys are smart

    Obama really is screwed now: all the idiotic PUMA's are going to choose a man whose policies are direct opposites of what they stand for rather than support Obama.

    Just goes to show that liberals are just as idiotic as conservatives.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  20. Susie

    Democrats are taking over the White House – Biden will help Barack all the way!! Good-bye to the Crooked Republicans!

    Fox news will be whining when their party loses the election.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  21. victor

    Yes we can, it's another great day in America as i voted for Bush and republicans for the past 8 years but Obama has my vote for 2008 and 2012.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  22. Nj in FL

    Sorry Mr Obama, maybe the time around, you blew it! CNN, I wanted to get my text, you blew it too.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  23. Montana for Hillary

    NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER will I vote for Obama.

    I think that by the Republican National Convention we'll see an upswing on supporters of McCain.

    My vote went out the window when he decided against Hillary. You picked the wrong one. Now Hillary supporters will go elsewhere. This one sure is.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  24. Upon Further Review

    Hillary and Bill sold us down the River years ago,China, Nafta Walmart,outsourcing,insourcing jobs from India.Dont let the door hit in the A$$ Hillary,and take your whiney little Republican friends with you.

    August 23, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  25. RW

    Hillary is full of wrong decisions:
    Wrong Decision, voting for war
    Wrong Decision, spending money beyond budgeted in her campaign
    Wrong Decision, staying long & prolonging the race
    Wrong Decision, still hanging on to Bill Clinton !!!!

    Full of MESS ups... Do we need her ? NO !!!!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
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