Campaign intends Biden to be among first to react to presidential debate
September 28th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign intends Biden to be among first to react to presidential debate

Fort Myers, Florida (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will attempt to be one of the first voices to react to Wednesday's first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

In localized e-mails being sent out to supporters, Obama for America deputy campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon cast out invitations to debate watch parties across the country.

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In a postscript, she wrote: “Right after the debate, Vice President Biden will be appearing in an exclusive livestream discussion for watch party attendees. Be the first to hear his reaction.”

“That means our supporters watching the debate will be the first to hear the Vice President’s reaction - and it also means that Vice President Biden will be among the first voices out after the debate on Wednesday,” a campaign aide said.

The aide said that more than 3,200 debate watch parties have been planned so far, with more likely. Virtually all plan to use phone banks or some other way to reach out to voters.

The e-mail invitation allows supporters to RSVP for the livestream with Biden, but does not list details on how to watch.

The Romney campaign has not yet announced any debate watch plans for supporters.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. getoverit

    This should be hilarious!

    September 28, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. Ryche

    this guy is such an embarrassment.. I can't imagine this nimrod being anywhere near the button... Shows the judgement of our liar in chief...

    September 28, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  3. Herschel McCaslin

    It's no surprise the attack dog of the Dems will be the first to blabber how how great Obama was during the debate. Biden has been the attack dog since the Robert Bork hearings during the Reagan admin.b

    September 28, 2012 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  4. Terryah

    Race Card. Get an old white guy to praise Obama... that'll do the trick. Only in the Obama administration could Biden evolve.

    September 28, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  5. porchhound

    God I HOPE so...I may just tune in for the post debate commentary....Joe is like my Uncle Louis at Christmas Dinner...a social disaster waiting to happen!

    September 28, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  6. FedUp

    That would be appropriate. He is the brains of the Democratic party, after all.

    September 28, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  7. Rudy Gonzales

    If you do not vote this cycle you convey to another, more power and influence with their vote. If you do not vote this cycle you convey to another the privilege to make your decision's for you. Research each candidate, their background, actions taken, words spoken and how they have treated those around themselves. Do they represent those who voted them into office? What are their views on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, national defense and veterans, tax legislation and the overall effects on all the people. There has been an uptick in personal finance, a surge in optimism and a steady increase in jobs production. Mr. Romney has provided minimal details in his speeches and political ads. Mr. Romney has not yet connected with the average person on the street. If you do not vote this cycle you convey to another, more power and influence with their vote. If you do not vote this cycle you convey to another the privilege to make your decision's for you.

    September 28, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  8. LIP

    GEEEE...do you suppose we can trust him to give a fair and unbiased opinmion...hardly.

    September 28, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  9. John Wallace

    My crystal balls says that Biden will say that Obama easily won the debate. His experience?? and success?? as POTUS, wit, charm and superiority are the reason why. Blah, blah, blah and CNN will endorse his remarks as insightful and accurate. The Weather Channel is more interesting than this Democratic love fest.

    September 28, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  10. Dan J

    God this whole campaign is artificial and scripted.

    September 28, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  11. Yes!

    Sign me up for debate.

    September 29, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  12. Slightly Left of Center

    No matter which way it goes, after a couple hours of debates I'll be looking for some comic relief. A summary by Sour Palin, Michele Bawkbawkbawkman, and Rick Perry? Now, that would be just the comedy of errors we all need for a good belly laugh.

    September 29, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  13. jpmichigan

    Mr. Biden on the ticket is another reason not to vote for Obama.

    September 29, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |