DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Joe Biden has served for nearly four decades as Senator from Delaware. But nowadays Delaware is a reliable Democratic state. So with Delaware already considered a safe state for Obama, what does Biden bring to the ticket in terms of the battle for electoral votes?
Two things right off the bat. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and the thought is that he can help Obama keep this crucial battleground state in Democratic hands.
Watch: Biden speaks his mind
Biden is also Catholic.
"“White Catholics are classic swing voters. Obama had trouble courting them in the Democratic primaries, as Hillary Clinton won the majority of their votes,” says CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider.
So the thought is that Biden could help Obama in the fight for working class and Catholic voters - voting blocs that could prove critical in several crucial battleground states this fall.
IT BRINGS A WASHINGTON INSIDER ON THE TICKET!
Something OBAMA said all the way through the primaries as a knock against Hillary!
Well Bidens been in washington longer than Hillary!
CHANGE MY A__.
The funniest thing about this is OBAMA (and all the obamabots)ACCUSED HILLARY of being willing to do anything to get elected!
Change you can believe in ,was just words.
When are the muslim comments going to cease?
Biden is change??? One of the longest reigning Washington insiders in the beltway. Obama is for change??? Isn't that his mantra? And he chose one of the old changeless guard? I knew Obama was full of nuthin' but hot air and this proves it. Just another liberal with nuthin' to offer but lies...just like Hillary ! ! ! I hope Biden was just another "misspeak" by just another liberal.
Obama made a good choice. During the primary he said that he didn't want people to be saying yes to him. He wants someone who will bring ideas to the table. Someone who will disagree with him on issue. Someone tough with good judgements. Someone with creditability. Joe Biden brings all of that to the table. Good Choice
Biden brings defeat for the Dem Party..His selection over Hillary a BIG MISTAKE....PUMA
NO OBAMA IF NO HRC.
If Obama wants to win, he has to get rid of that change junk. hell, he has a 35 year senator as vp!