Much at stake for Biden ahead of convention speech
September 6th, 2012
04:42 PM ET
6 years ago

Much at stake for Biden ahead of convention speech

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Joe Biden has had many big moments in his long political career, but Thursday's speech setting up Barack Obama's presidential acceptance speech will be one of his biggest.

Biden has as much at stake as his boss. And he has a tough act to follow after former President Bill Clinton delivered a rousing address Wednesday, one jam-packed with full-throated endorsements of the current president.

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  1. myviewis

    In typical Obama, Democrat way of backpedaling and never committing to their words and attempting to make us think we mis-understood or mis-interpreted their words... "Obama himself came to Biden's defense shortly after the comment, telling People magazine that the vice president's remarks meant "you, consumers, the American people."

    How can we trust these Democrats to run our country and believe what they are telling us in this convention, speech, interview, reports, analysis, etc.... when they always end up backpedaling???????? We can't trust Democrats and their actions keep proving it, they're the ones backpedaling.

    September 6, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    I remember in January 2009 Joe Biden was given the primary job of ," looking out for the middle class.".
    Seeing how badly the middle class has been brutalized since then, I wouldn't let Biden watch my dog. Did he forget the job he was given or was that just political foo-foo dust?

    September 6, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |

    After hearing the VP on the campaign trail, I'm sure he'll do just fine. I don't mind if he goes off script. Joe is real. R&R are fake. This election is a B.F.D.

    September 6, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. myviewis

    I don't mind if he goes off script

    Biden just goes off

    September 6, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. george of the jungle

    Joe will do fine. As did Bill Clinton and Michell,Elizabeth and everyone else that has spoken even the nuns. Thats because they all believe in what they say and don't have to stop and make things up,and then change it . Democrats are on a roll and win or loose they have the better platform and ideas and the most divers group of working people out there. Forward

    September 6, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "I don't mind if he goes off script."

    I don't either, but he'll be tightly scripted tonight so as not to end up being the story and taking away attention from Obama's speechover the next couple days. His job will be to rile the crowd in preparation for Obama's speech...really get them going and hammer some of the overall themes to generate an air of emotionality to the scene, which is something he's really good at because he comes across as very real and human. That being said, I expect it won't be terribly long and that he'll probably have a couple/several points where he blasts a planned one-liner with a distinctive Biden flavor to them.

    September 6, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  7. T'sah From Virginia

    Biden will do just fine – it's only the outsiders that feel they need to make news trying to inject a bridge over troubled waters that do not exists!!!

    GO-BIDEN – GOBAMA – Obama/Biden 2012 – The ONLY Trusted Way Forward!!!

    September 6, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  8. The Elephant in the Room

    It will be interesting to see if David Gregory =s upto the task of really interviewing Romney on Sunday.

    Will he be prepared to ask detailed followup questions when Mitt obfuscates? Or will he simply let Mitt make his talking points as though Meet-the-Press is an informercial.

    One question is, how is Paul Ryan qualified to be VEEP, especially when YOU said your selection would be ready on Day ONE. You said the person needed to have been a governor.

    September 6, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  9. Ancient Texan

    If he arrives at the right location and at the right time...he will find away to glaze everyone's eyes with his usual "mistatements".

    September 6, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |