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."


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soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. A CANUCK

    "EXTREME VIEWS" ???? THAT"S AN UNDER STATEMENT IF I EVER HEARD ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. betty morgan

    The democratic party is united. The media is mostly made up of racist republicans. All of them are out of touch. Sarah Palin is no hero or doing nothing out of the ordinary because she chose to keep her child and supporting her pregnant teen – get a life, this happens all the time in real life. Bring on the issues, and stop trying to belittle people – this is a no winner and it stinks. Go Obama/Biden

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Drew

    yes no abortion is in rape/incest cases is very mainstream. I'm scared of your mainstream Gene Digilio.

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. SEATTLE VOTER

    As a college graduate woman, Palin does not represent me. I'm a good Christian but I'm PRO-CHOICE.

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. April in Texas

    They are indeed! The republican campaign continue to put lies and fabrications out there, hoping that people believe them.. Don't take my word for it do some fact checking yourself. factcheck.org is a great site as weil as just simple google searches.

    Obama will lower your taxes while McCain will RAISE your taxes. I for one need more money back when I file my tax return and I will get that with the Obama plan..

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. Alison

    That's right, most Americans are allowing themselves to be led around like fools by McCain & Palin. McCain has voted with President Bush 90% of the time, he has been in government 22 years, he has been an integral part of the last diastrous 8 years. Palin is attractive,articulate and a great eyewear model, but her views on global warming and energy policy are disturbing (No human element inviolved in climate change and her "drill baby drill" mantra). I don't care abouther lack of experience, it's what she thinks and her extremly narrow world view that frightens me. OPEN YOUR EYES AND START THINKING FOR YOURSELVES!

    September 8, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. Mike

    Biden should not talk about extreme views. He agrees with the Roman Catholic church's (he considers himself Catholic) stance that life begins at concecption but is pro choice because he doesn't feel that he has the right to impose his view on others. Why would you ever listen to someone who thinks that ending a life is not a worthy cause to stand up for? As for Obama...these controversies are above his pay grade. Lets just pray it stays that way and he loses his election.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. Chris in Nebraska

    Finally, Joe, finally. Please throw this nutjob's closet open to the wind!!! We can not afford to have an individual who believes that wars are tasks from God anywhere near our highest Executive branch.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. mike

    I love you left wing crazies and lets include the idiot Ric from England. He is right about one thing, this country has done nothing to "deserve" oshame. He becomes President, it will be time to leave what will become a welfare state. Do nothings being supported by the majority of the people. Cut the military, raise taxes on the business that employ people. Know why jobless rate is increasing, it is because business is being forced to pay minimum wages on people not worth hardly half what they are being paid. Increase taxes on business and guess what, they relocate overseas where taxes are lower and employment is lower. To advanced for the liberals to understand.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  10. SteveF

    Before McCain picked Pilan, I figured that if either one wins it would be alright. Only now that I do more and more research on her views and her method of government, I strongly do NOT want McCain to win. If he does win we all have to pray that McCain stays healthly. The thought of a President Pilan would be a true nightmare.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Trysh, Los Angeles

    I am an average everyday American and they are extreme views.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. Sarah

    She does have extreme views. She is an extremist. How can you ask the local librarian to ban books in America? How can you make a talk at church and say that going to war in Iraq is "God's plan." George Bush's plan yes. God's plan NO. George Bush does not have a direct line to God – he does however have the ability to make the ill-informed and extremist "Christian" Right think he is doing God's work. Sick.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  13. interesting

    3rd most liberal Senator = Joe Biden

    Ah, are you looking in the mirror lately?

    PUMA 2008!

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  14. Maritza

    Sounds like anything Sarah Palin does, says or even if she blinks an eyelash is a problem for the loons on the left , the reality is this women is smart, strong, a quick study and most of all she giving the Dems something to bite their nails about, they also better buy diapers, she's not going anywhere, what a shame that a women that is obviously qualified and intelligent is not celebrated by all genders , for only in America can a women accomplish all ,family and career. It's unfortunate that this country is so devided by partison BS, instead of appreciating what as a whole entire nation we have to offer.

    Maritza

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  15. Michael in Houston

    Well first off, Palin is not extreme this @#$%^ is flat out crazy. I mean, her claim to fame is knowoing how to kill with a rifle, lie straight in the face of her fellow countrymen and women, she is in favor of dictating what people do and think, she has books removed from a public library, she rules with a my way or the highway mentality? She appears reminscent of some short guy in Germany back in 1936 with a funny mustache. Can't recall his name though (sarcasim). Paliar will never be my Vice President.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. W Spivey

    Go get her Joe.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. J J

    Obama and Biden are estremists as well, just on the other side.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    She has views, the wrong views. She doesn't even understand the Freddie/Fannie economic crisis for gosh sakes! How can someone who doesn't understand basic economic issues be "qualified" to be a heartbeat away from the presidency?

    Attack her for her lack of knowledge. This is exactly the same reason she's not allowed to interviewed by the press until she's done being brainwashed by the Bush administration!

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  19. jimmy

    WHO BETTER THAN ALASKANS KNOW ABOUT THEIR OWN GOVERNOR -REFORMER SARAH PALIN. IN A VERY SHORT TIME SINCE HER NOMINATION , HER DETRACTORS (THE MEDIA INCLUDED) HAVE HEAPED SO MUCH TRASH TALK ON HER, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE AND SO DISGUSTING WHEN A NETWORK
    COMEDIAN ? EVEN TALKED ABOUT HER BABY WHO HAS DOWN SYNDROME AND SHOULD NOT BE A SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION
    AT ALL.. GOVERNOR PALIN KNEW MONTHS IN ADVANCE ABOUT HER BABY . SHE OPTED TO HAVE THE CHILD REGARDLESS.
    SHE OPTED FOR HER BEILIEF IN THE SANCTITY OF LIFE.
    SARAH PALIN , THE REFORMER WILL FOLLOW MCCAIN ALL THE WAY TO THE PRESIDENCY IN 2016.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  20. Tired of W, OH

    It's hard to get a feel where Palin's views on the issues lie. All she's done is read speeches that were written by Dubya's advisors. That right there is enough to tell me she's not just an empty suit.....she's an empty skull, also.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  21. Mccain is a Liar and Palin is Dick Cheney's Mistress

    Palin is a Liar Just Like Mccain Niether one has a plan to Bring more Jobs to this Country Niether one has a Healthcare Plan and Niether One want or will Improve this Economy the Republicans Never talk about the issues facing Americans Obama and Bidens is the Clear Choice ini this Election

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  22. Former republican white man from california for Obama

    Gene I hate to burst your bubble but the main stream in America does not believe that religious teaching should be in public schools, nor does the mainstream think that if a women is raped or has gone through incest that she should not have the right to abort the child,nor that science should be taken out of schools, nor that this war in Iraq is a holy war from god! git a grip! not all America is social conservative or extremist in there views this is a country of many not one minority

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  23. Sarah Bell

    Sarah Palin is DICK CHENEY WITH LIPSTICK!! You got to give it to Karl Rove though, he sure knows how to pick a VP for his party. The FEARFUL RIGHT ate it up. America dooped again. The unqualified but hot weather girl. One time, two times, three times fools. Who said they couldn’t do it again? Who said America was smarter this time around? Who said Bush couldn’t win a 3rd term if he ran again?? The FEAR FACTOR always dominates. It’s just amazing that a party who works for 3% of the people manages to fool an entire 51% into believing they work for them too. Amazing. I had an epiphany yesterday watching the TV show Hole in the Wall. We are screwed. We are an Idiocracy.

    September 8, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  24. Republican tired of republicans

    Apparently not the same mainstream I live in.

    Real republicans for Obama/Biden 08

    September 8, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    How can Palin cherish 'Life' as a pro-lifer, and promote death through 'War'? Does the American people have a choice or do we all follow Palin's religious restrictions which are in essence a contradiction on the sanctity of life.

    September 8, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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