August 23rd, 2008
03:53 PM ET
10 years ago

The Democratic ticket debuts


Obama and Biden greet supporters in Illinois Saturday. (AP Photo)

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - Joe Biden made his debut Saturday as the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Biden, the senior U.S. senator from Delaware, invoked Abraham Lincoln in the 16th U.S. president's home state.

"President Lincoln once instructed us to be sure to put your feet in the right place and then stand firm," said Biden, a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, whose working-class roots and foreign policy experience Democrats hope will help Obama. "Today in Springfield I know my feet are in the right place and I'm proud to stand firm with the next president of the United States of America, Barack Obama."

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Ron Pab,San Francisco

    Lets support Codelezza Rice as the Vice President,she will add to
    great team of mcain-Rice than obama-biden.
    Sec.Codelezza Rice is great in foreign policy than biden she is like
    Hiliary strong woman and will represent the black community too.

    Mccain-Rice 2008

    August 23, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. Jed

    Ron, good point. now ask your self, "what are the chances of that?"

    August 23, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  3. jFA

    Put your money where your mouth is!

    Else all you disgruntleds are merely posers and frauds >period<.

    Navigate over to, and donate to retire her debt, if not you're too stupid to be given a forum to air your nonsense.

    Real support and commitment is shown by appealing to a wide and broadbased coalition, by the financial sacrifice those millions are willing to make towards your candidacy. If not you are not a viable candidate just a big fat phoney and a fake.

    August 23, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  4. Frank

    Condi would only serve to connect McCain to Bush further. Never a chance for that ticket.

    August 23, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. JinNC

    I am thrilled with this ticket!

    Obama – Change We Can Believe In

    Biden – Experience We Can Count On

    Obama/Biden '08!!

    August 23, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  6. Susan

    This will be an amazing ticket. See how nervous the trolls are. I smell fear in the Republicans, especially Tucker bounds and the boys that sell their souls to MCain and the Republican Party.

    August 23, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  7. joe m

    "bush-cheney 2.0"

    August 23, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |