August 25th, 2008
09:14 PM ET
13 years ago

Schneider: What a week in the life of Joe Biden

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DENVER (CNN) - A glimpse of Joe Biden - who has been back in the spotlight for less than one week. He found out he was being tapped for the ticket on Thursday. The rest of the country found out on Saturday. Now it’s Monday night. It’s amazing how fast these things happen.

And by the way, our polling shows, when he was named, even though he’s run for president twice, most Americans don’t know who he is.

Obama may have wanted to choose Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine — who has joined him on the trail in the new battleground state of Virginia - but the sudden emergence of the crisis in Georgia, which coincided with his dip in the polls, may have convinced him that he needed someone of foreign policy stature.

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Debbie

    Amen! Dave

    August 25, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  2. art

    Senator Biden was a bad choice for VP. He is a decent politician with a long track liberal record in the Senate, but he will not bring votes to the Obama camp.

    I guess the Kennedys decided that he was the best choice for Senator Obama as running mate. I would have chosen Senator Clinton, or Virhginia Governor Kayne, in that order.

    What Senator Obama needed was a more moderate politician and not someone with a short fuse.

    Not if Senator McCain chooses a woman as running mate I think things will get more complex for Senator Obama's bid for the presidency.

    August 25, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  3. HOWARD DYSTE

    Just watched the evening convention. What a relief. no mud slinging! That makes it a home run.

    August 25, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
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