August 23rd, 2008
10:35 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama-Biden: Reid reacts

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praised the addition of Joe Biden to the Democratic presidential ticket in an issued statement Saturday:

“Joe Biden has been fighting his entire career for the change that Senator Obama champions," Reid said. "He is a dedicated family man who has been an effective Chairman of both the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees, has been a sage voice on many of the toughest foreign policy issues of our time, and has long been a strong advocate for protecting American families and making our communities safer."

Earlier: Reid: 'I can't stand McCain'

(Full statement after the jump)

“Senator Obama has once again demonstrated sound judgment in selecting Senator Biden as his running mate. After eight years of an administration that refuses to level with the American people, President Obama and Vice President Biden will finally give America the real straight talk we need and needed change that we can believe in.”


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Harry Reid • Joe Biden
soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. H

    REID GET LOST. YOU HAVE DONE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. CAN'T WAIT TILL YOU LOSE.

    August 23, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. Joe Kiloz

    L O O S E R S--T A L K I N G -A B O U T --E A C H --O T H E R---

    N O --G U T S--N O--L E G I S L A T I O N-–C O N G R E S S

    August 23, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Sue

    Maybe Hillary should have Reid's job (until 2012).

    August 23, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. Well Reid says it all

    The real problem with America's politics was stated in Reid's comments.

    And I quote:

    "Joe Biden has been fighting his entire career...."

    HIS CAREER.

    Until FDR came along, career politician was an oxymoron. People would serve, leave, and go back to doing whatever their job was back then.

    Now, people major in political science or get law degrees and make a career out of politics.

    It compromises everything with politics. Neither of these candidates are qualified, so I refuse to vote for these two.

    August 23, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  5. sandra-california

    HEY, BIDEN SAID MCCAIN WOULD BE GOOD 4 THE COUNTRY!!!! AND OBAMA NOT EXEPERIENCE ENOUGH TO LEAD!!!! BEST CHOICE ALL THE WAY MCCAIN 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 23, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Will it be Obama or Biden that will force McCain into one of his maniac rages. It has been confirmed that in the past McCain has always had a point person that gave him a clue when he got ready to go manic, like you look at a child in a naughty way.

    August 23, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  7. tedious898

    Biden has been involved in almost every policy debate over the past 4 decades. More experience than John McCain and anyone he could put on his ticket.

    August 23, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. Reasonable Observer

    Too bad Senator Reid cannot discuss experience related to the person at the top of the Democraric ticket.

    Also, doesn't anyone make a statement that is their own anymore? Reid looks like he is playing the "How many Obama buzzwords can you get into one sentence" game.

    August 23, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  9. Susan

    Because Obama picked Biden.......he has lost our votes.

    August 23, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  10. Jerry, FL

    Who cares what liberal Reid says. He does not deserve to be majority leader. Thanks to Joe Lieberman for giving him the majority.

    August 23, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  11. Armageddan is coming soon!!

    Hey, I'm starting to feel discriminated against. I just want the opportunity to participate like everyone else.

    August 23, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  12. Matt

    Obama:
    8 years in illinois state senate (career began at age of 36)
    4 years in united states senate
    = 12 years legistlative experience
    4 years Harvard law (became president of Harvard law review)
    3 years as community organizer

    McCain:
    26 years as senator (age of 46), no law school

    Obama has had experience in government at all levels, McCain hasn't.
    Obama has a law degree and a deeper understanding of legislative nuances that McCain doesn't have which means McCain will be more dependent on the people surrounding him to make descisions, last I checked he was surrounded by lobbyists.

    I will take Obama's broad experience over McCain's one demensional experience.

    August 23, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  13. was for Obama

    So much for that.
    Now we are going to have a President with not much experience and
    a VP who will not let anything happen to Israel.
    Any one for the good of America....?

    August 23, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. APS in Hawaii

    Unbelievable how stupid politicians are. Obama lost the election by dissing Hillary and now before the convention, we get Biden saying how unqualified Obama is to be President. This is why the Democrat elitists this year have lost the election, they are forcing their will on the voters. As a REAL Democrat, I cannot wait until the people finally get some REAL leadership in the DNC and every vote counts is a reality.

    August 23, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  15. Connie Hussein

    Way to go, Barack! Excellent choice!

    Obama/Biden '08 and '12

    August 23, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. Gotta go Republican

    I'm voting McCain. He's a cuttie!

    August 23, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 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 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. bob Ludwig

    You know, politics is a bunch of crap. What does the media expect, a democrat to come out and say, Biden is a bad choice. Of course they will say all good things about him, he's their vice president of choice. God help us till November. We will be inundated with all that crap about what each party can do to make us all happy. It ain't possible.
    As a veteran I just hope that the next president doesn't give our country away. There were a lot of GI's that died to preserve the right to live in this country as American's.

    August 23, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. Tainopower

    well at least McCain and Biden agree; obama not ready to lead, McCain is.

    August 23, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  20. TJ Johnson

    NEVER would I give credence to anyting that Harry Reid says - what a loser!! He should be impeached now, NOW!!!

    August 23, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  21. Pol

    Hillary should have been Obama's choice. Biden even with his experience will not help in the lomg run, in spite of being another old white guy. – like McCain. Obama has just leveled the playing field, instead of raising the bar.

    August 23, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. Harvey in Va

    Reid is the worse maj leader I have ever seen

    PUMA

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