August 23rd, 2008
01:34 AM ET
12 years ago

Biden to be Obama's running mate, sources tell CNN

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sources tell CNN Biden is Obama’s pick."] (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama has picked Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, multiple Democratic sources tell CNN.

The longtime Democratic senator was long considered a likely choice for vice president, but the buzz surrounding him intensified after he returned earlier this week from a two-day trip to the Republic of Georgia after Russian troops invaded.

Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brings years of experience that could help counter GOP arguments that an Obama administration would be inexperienced on foreign policy.

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  1. velmeezee

    For the Sen Clinton supporters, if you would please resort to reason for just a minute to consider this... how could Sen Obama consider her much less choose her as his running mate if she plans to run for president in 2012? Is the VP supposed to run against the standing president? I don't think so. Just imagine the chaos of the president and vice president squabbling it out in a primary campaign instead of doing their jobs running the country!

    Sen Obama is by no means snubbing Sen Clinton in any way. He would be standing in her way by trying to make her the VP. He respects her and honors her service enough to keep her as a viable candidate for future presidential elections.

    August 23, 2008 06:48 am at 6:48 am |
  2. What is Wrong With Obama?

    Obama and McCain are still neck to neck in the polls. Yes, I am a Hillary supporter, but the choice of Obama was made, but I really don't think Obama wants to win. If he choice Hillary that would be a sure chance he would become President. Not only picking a smart, strong, experienced VP, but bringing all Democrate's together. It would have of pushed his numbers up in the polls and would of made this one the most historical election of all time. Obama has been making the wrong decisions throughout his campaign and now the major decision of the VP spot he messed up too. With all the bull that was given to Americans from Obama, you would thing that people would open their eyes and see the truth. Obama picked the right slogan and you all BELIEVE IT! Obama has ran a sad campaign and has had to apologize throughout, What do think would happen in office?
    Let's also remember Obama has already took two-three vacations during his campaign. If he can't take the heat now what will happen if his office. Bush was in Texas on vacation when information came in and about Sept 11th. Bush had taken more vacations then any president in history. I guess Obama is following Bush's foot steps.
    Cocks standing together!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 23, 2008 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  3. Just a Mom

    I respect Sen. Obama's choice, Sen. Biden will make a fine VP and its a definite plus for our country that his wife, Jill Biden, is a champion for education. I think both these men understand the concept of priorities and have come together, putting egos aside and the politics of the primaries, so that they can lead the country into a better future.

    August 23, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
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