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. James

    While early this seems to be a very disappointing and anticlimactic choice, Obama is running as the change candidate and yet he chooses a Veteran of the Senate who is known as the "walking gaffe" machine very disappointing that he didn't choose someone who would be more consistent with his change message

    August 23, 2008 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  2. caforjoe

    I was not excited about Obama or HRC, but would have voted Dem anyway. Now that he's chosen Biden...who I've always maintained was the best Dem choice for Pres...I will work hard to get Obama elected. Thanks Barack...Joe is Right, and how you'll have him as a trusted partner. We are behind you both.

    August 23, 2008 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  3. jprieto

    I would have voted for Obama if Clinton had been his VP choice. Not any more. I will now vote for MC Cain.

    August 23, 2008 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  4. California Voter

    And with that choice, it's NOOBAMA. for me What voters is Biden going to bring in?????? His being on the ticket is supposed to do what???? What happened to his message of change??? Is he trying to tell me that Biden is not a Washington insider? Frankly, to me it was a gutless choice. The man is afraid of Hillary!

    August 23, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  5. John D. Simpson

    I, too, am wondering what the heck happened to the text message.

    And frankly, disappointed that Clinton wasn't dealt with properly.

    Obama seems to be campaigning to not lose rather than to win. Democrats may be sorry, ultimately.

    August 23, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  6. Jack

    I demand a McCain & Ron Paul ticket! RP is the only one who could reverse the suckiness of McCain.

    August 23, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  7. Seam, Philly

    OBiden 08'

    August 23, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  8. Lori from TX

    Hmm, the VP is more experienced than the Presidential candidate. Not sure what Obama was thinking in making this choice.

    Yes Biden has the foreign policy experience but it just highlights the fact that Obama doesn't. I don't think this was a smart move by Obama.

    August 23, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  9. Tim

    Well, look at it this way. Hillary has been screwing people for long, it's about time she got it. Vote Nader!

    August 23, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  10. Arkansas Undertaker

    I still want Hillary Clinton!!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  11. Lizzy in a Tizzy

    Is a shame Hillary supporters are being such 'sore losers' IN MY opinion - Hillary has too much baggage so wake

    AND I HOPE THIS POSTS .... IS A SHAME that CNN has to rain on Obama's parade.... ALL FOR THE STORY..... is a shame you have this need to blow a person's plan....

    BIDEN is the BEST choice.... Hillary is a better Senator than she would be a president... WE NEED to change the greed in Washington

    BRAVO Senator Obama and Senator Biden....

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  12. Brad

    Although I really like Joe Biden, this still will not make me vote for that socialist, Obama.

    McCain/Clinton 08

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  13. Maryann

    While I'll be thrilled if this is true, shame on you CNN for spoiling the surprise.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  14. Really?

    At least he's interesting.

    Obama is starting to be a bit of a windbag.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  15. timber (ex dem)

    Wow, what a disaster! It just keeps getting worse. What is the problem with democrats???! Do they NOT want to win the Whitehouse? They make it easy for the Republicans. They are their own worse enemy.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  16. Andre

    Wise Choice, Barack. We're behind you to the whitehouse!!!!
    Cnn post!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  17. curtis

    If one of the sources is not Obama – then who knows if it is true. Boy, will their faces be red if they are wrong.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  18. Gail AL.

    Obama's whole campaign has been about change, Joe Biden does not represent change so it's back to old politic's. If MCcain puts a woman on his ticket, he will win, and probable win anyway. Obama had the chance to have 18 million voters thrown in his lap., but couldn't cross his own party lines to make amends with Hillary, so how is he going to work with the republicians, he's not, so it's politics as usual. The congress want get anything done, just as it is now.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  19. HILLARY IS THE BEST

    LEAN LEFT
    LEAN MORE LEFT
    A BIT MORE
    MORE
    Whoops they just went over the edge.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  20. Realistic

    Good choice. No sane person would choose a running mate who is $30 million in debt.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  21. Mike

    What a Great Ticket!

    Two of the Greatest Candidates to come down the pike in a long time!

    Sooooo much better than GOP sock puppets!

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  22. Publicus

    Excellent!

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  23. caywen

    To quote Biden: Yes!!!!!!!! (exclamations added)

    Truly a clean and articulate ticket, unlike the goofy, dirty McCain ticket.

    August 23, 2008 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  24. Sounding Familiar

    ObamaBenBiden ..............catchy

    August 23, 2008 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  25. Nahum

    hooraaaah.....

    Now Our Obama can focus on his +ve msgs, while Bidens one-liners cancel out the Manchrian Candidates foul mouth.

    Mccain.... you should vet someone who will be also in charge of keeping you right on the track.. If you cant remember how many houses you own, or the difference b/n Shiites and Sunnis, or what 25,000 soldier lives mean, or the difference b/n GDP & GNP... MC...not alone the Presidency, you must be bounded to a nursing home.. you Don GOP

    OBAMA & BIden '08 I am not a whiner! I am just fed up!

    August 23, 2008 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
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