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. Repeat After Me

    Can you say "fundamentalist" ?
    I thought you could...

    September 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Morals and Values for sale!

    Mainstream? LMAO. Uh, No. Everyday average Americans do not think a person should have to have a baby if they are raped or incest occurs. If so, they are sick.

    September 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. Steve the Soothsayer

    This, from a man who was a leader of the lynch mob maquerading as a senate committee who attempted to string up Clarence Thomas merely because he was black? Joey, who are you to call anyone extreme?

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. madeline

    Listen to the church tape. Extreme Extreme. McMoose is really a McMadwomen. McMental health seem a problem for both the candidates. One Insane picked another Insane.
    Keep watching the tape.

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  5. hey-liberals...

    ... now thats pretty funny !!! Leftist, socialist, marxist dims whining about someone having extreme views.

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  6. Rick

    denying a girl who has been raped at the age of 13 the right to get an abortion is extreme

    saying god was behind the Iraq war is extreme

    lying about you being a reformer is extreme.

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  7. Nettie Richard

    I am in agreement with you GET REAL. Get more ads out disputing these lies of the McCain/Palin ticket or telling the truth about their policies. Stop the ad with the music and get some drama going. I know you must have the funds available to go on the attack and not always defending. Palin is wearing the lipstick, but she has gotten into the ring throwing her blows, well, sometimes we must strike back and not see the lipstick.

    An opinion from a WOMAN!

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  8. fixthebroken

    Gene DiGilio,

    I know you aren't serious and you are just trolling around these message boards. You can't be serious. Because if you were serious, then you would be either naive, ignorant or both.

    Sarah Palin's views on the issues (yes, the issues - not her family or anything like that) are extreme right - from Creationism in schools, to global warming not being man-made, to no abortion even if raped. That is very, very right.

    So let's get real here please and be honest with yourself and the American people.

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  9. Gman in Columbia

    In agreement with GET REAL, let's go after their credibility and expose her lies, extreme views and his pandering, flip flopping and lack of knowledge on the real issues (i.e. economy, housing, healthcare) at hand and let's win this thing.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. Jeff Lind, Camarillo, CA

    No Choice for a woman to have/not have an abortion, No Gay Rights, Banning certain books, and trampling the Constitution are not mainstream American thinking........They are extremist views.
    This is America, and the government gets it's power from it's citizens, not the other way around...

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. whiteboy for obama

    i can't wait until the vp debates ,when palin accidently starts 'speaking in tongues'.

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Tainopwer

    Does Doofus (Biden) want to go there? Is views are insane he should be on a straightjacket.

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  13. Boston, MA

    In the Democrats world anyone with a strong opinion is labeled as "extreme"

    September 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. soy

    they aren't extreme senator they're just lies, fabrications, pandering and completely idiotic

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  15. Ben - Portland, Or

    I really hope the Clintons take the gloves off, here directly and put the smack down on this crazy lady.

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  16. Tony

    He says he hasn't heard enough specifics from the Alaskan governor, yet that doesn't stop him from saying her views are extreme. Democrats don't even have the balls to throw mud properly anymore. And anyone who's rated 3rd most liberal in the Senate calling someone else "radical" is a laughing riot! And the only person more radical than you, Biden, is Barack Obama.

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. MISS LIAR

    IF YOUR KIDS DON'T LISTEN OR TRUST YOU WHY SHOULD AMERICA; NOW WHO REALLY IS THE BABY'S DADDY

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. Howdy

    She's not extreme, she's driven by her career. Read this that is now posted on the msnbc blog:
    "Most had learned that Ms. Palin was pregnant only a few weeks before. Struggling to accept that her child would be born with Down syndrome and fearful of public criticism of a governor’s pregnancy, Ms. Palin had concealed the news that she was expecting even from her parents and children until her third trimester. "
    She was so scared of being criticized for being pregnant and being governor, she didn't even tell her own family she was pregnant. Just another example of hiding the truth! And going back to work 3 days after having him? So much for bonding with your new baby!

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. Dave

    wow, Joe, now that's the pot calling the kettle black. hey Joe, you know what can do with your call for that $1 billion in aid for the country of Georgia. you war monger.

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. indy

    September 8th, 2008 2:28 pm ET

    Of course she does.
    Alaska a refugee for people in earth when she and McCain start the third World war.
    People reason, think for yourselves and stop being led like fools.
    -------
    Good point! Now tell me what i should do!

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  21. Farren Ballanst

    She thinks the Earth is only 6 thousand years old.

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. Candy West Virginia

    She is ultra conservative, extreme right wing and a liar too boot! No how, no way, no mccain/paliar. Does it bother anyone how easily she lied to the nation at the RNC??????? Anyone????

    September 8, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  23. Obama/Biden 08

    I don't know why, but I love the way that Joe Biden presents just about everything. He's such a great politician; I am surprised that neither of his presidential bids succeeded.

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  24. Don

    I guess when the race is dead even, attacks increase. New politics my foot.

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. AA

    What is the difference between a pitbull and a hockey mom senator from Alaska?

    Pitbulls don't lie.

    However they both can be trained to do whatever their owners ask of them.

    Peace.

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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