August 27th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama-Biden bus tour announced

(CNN) – Barack Obama and Joe Biden are set to hit several battleground states following the conclusion of the Democratic Nation Convention Thursday evening, the Obama campaign announced Wednesday.

The tour is dubbed "On the Road to Change,” and will feature stops in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania – all states expected to play a critical roll this fall.

The trip will be the first extended campaign leg featuring Obama and Biden together, as well as both candidates’ spouses.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden
soundoff (128 Responses)
  1. Oh! The Irony

    This is by far the smarter of the two campaigns. All McCain does is personally attack Obama in order to affect poll numbers. We should be asking where is McCain's substance instead of Obama's, which he talks about hand has detailed on his website.

    August 27, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. Freida, NYC

    I love, respect and admire Hillary Rhodam Clinton. She is an outstanding and remarkable woman!!!!!!!!!!! She makes us proud to be Americans.

    August 27, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. FirstTimeVoterinMI

    I'm very excited to see Obama-Biden in Michigan! They make a great team and I can't wait to cast my very first presidential vote for the pair of them!

    OBAMA-BIDEN '08!!

    August 27, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. Hey Hippies

    Tour Bus to fantasyland. Talking about Hope and Change is meaningless to voters....tell us how you're going to make healthcare affordable, tell us how you're going to deal with terrorists, with immigration, with gas and food prices, with national security, etc. At least McCain has substance and experience behind his words. Obama has nothing but a jump shot.

    August 27, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  5. Judgement over Experience

    I am a white male who served 10 years in the military, grew up in a conservative three generation Republican, christian household and both my parents were hard working blue collar workers who both worked up until their 80's. I am 40 years old and have two teenage children of my own and am struggling to make ends meet. I have to vote my conscience so I have to vote for Obama because my parents would turn over in their graves if they knew that this non caring, warmonger, for the rich only john mccain was the republican candidate for 2008. Thank God they are not alive to see what a sham their party has become because it would surely kill them. Mom and Pop, don't worry I will do the right thing and vote for Obama.

    August 27, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. randy

    If Romney is chosen he will put Biden and Obama over his knee. He would not hire these two to be gofers for him when he was in the private sector. He actually had to to against intelligent people on a daily basis not a bunch of Lawyers. Just like Cheney did the last two elections he will destroys this two. Cant wait

    August 27, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. The Other Campaign Strategist @ 115th & Amsterdam

    It would be smart to ask Hillary and Bill to be on this bus at a few stops early on.

    She needs to close the deal from her fabulous speech last night.

    If they do it late in the bus tour, the Naysayers will call it desparation.

    August 27, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. Ohio.

    "Hey Hippies" – Your argument is weak and, well, false. Maybe you're just not listening to what they have to say.

    August 27, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Lynn Houston

    I'm still looking for an answer.... anyone!!!! Can someone answer my question? When people say that we do not know whether the Obamas are "ne of us", what does that mean?? If they are not "one of us", what are they?? Please help me understand what this means....

    August 27, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. A CANUCK

    The Democrats have been "eating their own flesh".........Biden will put an end to that. OBAMA/BIDEN2008

    August 27, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  11. Vegas

    Here comes the tax talk express... yea... that should create jobs...

    At least if the bus breaks down they will be prepared... gotta pair of tools on board...

    August 27, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  12. Frank from Peterborough

    Has anyone on these blogs ever seen or heard of any McCain policies and platforms in this election? I am not being facitious as I haven't come across any and every thing I see or hear is just attack ads no real substance or plan for the future.

    If there have been any McCain policies perhaps some of his supporters could write about them so people can make an informed decision.

    August 27, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  13. Carl from MI

    They're going to run the Staight Talk Express right off the road!! I hope they let all 57 states know about McCain wanting to re-instate the draft, how he wants to continue giving shameful tax breaks to the rich and to Big Oil.

    If they have time, maybe they can stop by all 11 of McCain's houses!! Obviously they'll be able to cover more ground because they don't need to take weekends off like McCain does.


    August 27, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  14. Ed-Word

    This is exactly what they're about, from the ground up. Change has starting with his nomination and this campaign and soon his election. November is plenty of time to connect with Most Americans and build an unstoppable momentum. It has started with Hillary's speech for unity and will continue with Barack's vision for a new America. No matter what happens America has changed and the lens which we view is different, "Keep moving!" OBAMA BIDEN!!!!

    August 27, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  15. Ellie, Boyds MD



    August 27, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  16. Debby

    Biden does nothing for this ticket and if he starts his attack routine he will GAFFE big time. He can't yell and make sense at the same time. Watch old Bill Maher shows and you will see it for yourself. Hillary, Bill, and Al Gore are solid anchors for the Dem. Party.

    August 27, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  17. Andrew

    So they will spend time on the road and not tend to the business or the job they have been elected to do and get paid by us the tax payers. I think they (dems and repubs) should all resign from their current elected/appointed office before they make a run for pres. I would rather them focus on the job at hand... working on the bills in front of them.

    August 27, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. yoyo

    Obama-Biden '08 AND '12

    August 27, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  19. Tom

    Change you can believe in? After 6 Senate terms and a long history of questionable behaviors that represent everything wrong with Washington politics, we are supposed to believe that Biden represents change? Why do the Democrats insist on recycling the same cynical and, yes, even dishonorable politicians that seem to have become synonymous with the party? Is Biden truly the best the Democrats could do?

    No. This time my vote is going Republican.

    August 27, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  20. MikeH

    "On the road to change" is a dumb slogan. They should come up with something better, like the "Returning America to Prosperity" tour, or the "Constitutional Express".

    What they have now sounds like something a secret Republican spy would recommend.

    August 27, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  21. Schneider (D) - CA

    Informal poll for McCain voters:

    On a scale from 1 to 10,
    with 1 being 100% for McCain and everything he stands for –
    and 10 being 100% anti-Obama (I'd vote for a cow flop over Obama etc)

    Why are you voting for McCain?

    No rhetorical swipes at Obama's character, experience etc, just a number.

    And since most of you are easily confused, if you are both, then the answer is 5. Understand?

    August 27, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  22. Master Yoda

    Over, I wish january was already here and this would be.

    August 27, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  23. Bulldog

    John McCON says he has "experience" but in what? There were plenty of Presidential canidates that had more Washington experience than McCain but they did not make it. Experience is only as good as the person who has it and John McCain has been corrupt and immoral in his own actions during all that "experience". Give it up.

    August 27, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  24. Hey Jerk

    Hey Hippies

    Tell us all about McCain and his solutions. He has been on the Bush bus for the last 8 years. You must be one of those corporate slime balls that the republicans reward. I am sick of hearing about his security crap. They have caused more security issues since they have been in office. I think donald duck could do better.

    August 27, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  25. You Gotta Be Kidding Me

    Funny that Obama is using Biden as his attack dog considering Biden doesn't just have a skeleton in his closet, he's got a whole cemetary.

    August 27, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
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