September 8th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Biden: Palin seems to have ‘extreme views’

Joe Biden said 'Palin has some very extreme views.'
Joe Biden said 'Palin has some very extreme views.'

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (CNN) – Joe Biden said Monday that vice presidential opponent Sarah Palin seems to have "some very extreme views."

Speaking to a union crowd in Wisconsin, Biden also said he hasn't heard enough specifics from the Alaska governor, and that he's hoping to learn more about her positions before the two debate October 2.

"Hopefully by the time the debate takes place, we’ll have a better sense of her other than some of what she says and what appear to be some very extreme views," Biden said.

Watch: Palin hits the campaign trail

"I’m assuming that she shares John McCain’s views on most of the issues. And she even says, if the press is correct - and I’m not ready, prepared to make a judgment [on this] - her views on everything from global warming to other things, if they are as presented, they’re pretty far out there."


Filed under: Joe Biden • Sarah Palin
soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. COUNTRY FIRST McCAIN/PALIN

    Poor Biden. You are such a loser the whole country knows bam-bam should not have picked you. But of course he is so weak and scared he had to. Anyway, you do know that people can see right through you.........don't you.

    Sarah Palin will be President of the United States when John McCain leaves office in 8 years. Get used to it.

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  2. red, yellow, black and white

    shes a nutcase. not even normal. can't even fit under a bell curve.
    I question her intelligence and ability to work in a country of diversity.

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. Ron from Baltimore

    Joe, it is time to unleash the dogs, to set a pack of them onto McCain's tail. Leashes off. You and Barack and Hillary and Bill need to keep your distance; that just leaves some 50 million or so others to feel free to bite back hard.

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  4. Maria

    Seems to?! She DOES have extreme views! Wake up people!

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  5. McCain + Sarah = empty suits

    Gene, really? You'll sure find refugee in Alaska!!!!!!!!

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  6. Mike - Texas

    That is funny senator, I think that YOU have extreme views, considering that you are the 3rd most LIBERAL senator that we have.

    But you are to the right of Obama, so I guess that counts for something.

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. Jerry---Illinois

    Sarah Palin is Dick Cheney without a pacemaker.

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. Oleg

    Now people say Palin = Bush + lipstick.
    I'd say Palin = Bush + lipstick + even more extremism

    Obama/Biden 2008

    September 8, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  9. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Gosh Joe, Yuh Think? Wants to ban book from the local libraries, no abortion in cases of rape or incest, teaching creationism in public schools....

    Not to mention all the earmarks this fake "maverick" took while mayor and governor and her annual trips to Washington DC to feed at the trough ...Only the sheeple will be fooled by this stuff...

    September 8, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  10. Moon Maiden from Lake Michigan

    lOOK, THE REPUKES ARE THE PROBLEM OF WHAT ARE COUNRTY IS GOING THROUGH.
    PALIN IS A LIAR SO IS MCAIN.
    WHAT THE BLEEP ARE THEY CHANGING>
    OMG AMERICA WAKE UP
    IF YOU BELIVE IN THESE LIES THEN YOU TOO CAN'T FACE REALITY

    September 8, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  11. Carolyn

    Yes Palin is an extreme liar

    September 8, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  12. Matt

    Making a vague statement like 'some of her views are extreme'??

    Man, talk about a desperate hack.

    I can't believe how so many Democrats buy the Obama/ Biden line without thinking for themselves.

    McCain/ Palin are truly the change we need in this country. Obama/ Biden are professional politicians who will say and do anything to steal votes from the un-educated.

    Thank God America is starting to wise up and support McCain/ Palin '08!!!!

    September 8, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  13. rodlang

    Obama should have put Hillary on the ticket but he doesn't like strong women (Hillary and Sarah). They intimidate him.

    Obama says the war is wrong and then picks a running mate that voted for the war. Obama says the surge failed....and then says it succedded past our wildest dreams. Biden wanted to partition Iraq into three different countries. Lots of confusing by the dems. Sarah has them baffled.

    September 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Chi4Obama

    Sarah Palin may be a "pitbull" to her fellow Alaskan's.

    But she would not survive one day on the Southside of Chicago. We would turn this so-called pitbull into a hopeless poodle.
    I don't think this rookie has the experience to govern my neighborhood watch; let alone be VP of the U.S.

    With these polls being as close as they are.....Americans must be as dumb as the rest of the world thinks we are.

    September 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  15. NC Man

    ‘extreme views’ to who? here we go with the Obama general speaking cloud....kind of like "change".

    September 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  16. NGANGA,Austin TX

    Sarah Palin is Dick Cheney in lipstick!

    September 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  17. BOB

    Biden you have to be kidding. Obama went to Rev. Wrights church for 20 years. Are we to believe that he does not share Wright's beliefs. This is the perfect excuse to bring Jeremiah Wright back!

    Democrat proudly voting for McCain/Palin

    September 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  18. Independents For McCain

    This from a man(Biden) who pulled out of a Presidential race because he was caught plagerizing a speech....
    The reason the Democrats are going to lose the election is because of Obama's choice for VP. If he would have been smart he would have picked Hillary and united the Democratic base. Instead he picks a plagerist and a man who has been in Washington longer then McCain.
    Change we can believe in????? Yeah right.....

    McCain/Palin – Real Change Real Reform
    Obama/Biden – Words, speeches, teleprompters with no record

    September 8, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  19. Patrick Henry, Fort Myers

    Are her extreme comments any further out there than perhaps Joe and Barack suggesting that green jobs (that do not exist at present) will somehow miraculously appear and ease the burden on joblessness in an Obama administration?

    I'd rather support a candidate with at least one foot in reality instead of the "Obama-zone".

    September 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  20. Nice Try Dems

    So what's Biden's excuse going to be when he is completely defeated in his debate??

    If we're checking on Palin's 'extreme' views...wait I forgot, if libs say it then it has to be true, no matter how false it is, but I digress, let's see if Palin's personal minister and/or close personal friend ever said, "God D–n America!" Of course if he did then the libs and Dems would love her.

    September 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. ztormtra

    Poor Shoeless Joe...all this is above his paygrade.

    September 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Gene DiGilio September 8th, 2008 2:28 pm ET

    They may seem extremist to the far left, but to everyday average Americans they are mainstream.
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    This is the most frightening thing I've read here in a while.

    September 8, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  23. S. Boatman

    She Has Some Dangerous Views In My Opinion!

    September 8, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  24. deborah

    Palin is so unqualified that the dems should not eve acknowledge her.

    September 8, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  25. whiteboy for obama

    she does! she makes cheney look like a liberal.

    September 8, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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