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. Don

    Too bad it is not going to be Hillary with the Democratic nomination. It would be like driving Miss Daisy.

    And just think no more having to worry about health care for our government is going to pay for it.

    August 27, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Steve

    McCain and his temper: Dangerous for America

    August 27, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  3. Republicans for *yawn*

    As a catholic Republican, I simply cannot support John McCain. Maybe Barr, but most likely no one. My party has become a shell of what it used to be and John McCain will not change that.

    August 27, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. Jack Jodell, Minneapolis, MN

    Fabulous! THAT ought to knock McCain's "Double Talk Express" off the road once and for all! Give 'em hell, Barack and Joe!

    August 27, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. Blake

    Stop by Pensacola, Florida. We want you to come!!!

    August 27, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. wlb59

    Michelle and Sen Clinton set the unity in motion and were outstanding.

    Let's all pitch in and go to Hillaryclinton.com and just give 5-10 dollars and wipe out the debt from the primary. Then go to Barackobama.com and contribute what you can and take back our place in this beatiful country.

    United we stand.

    August 27, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. ltdlth

    Just saw a pole asking if Obama made the right choice for his VP. 67% said NO! The first decision he has had to make since starting his bid for President and already 67% think it was a wrong choice - tell me you people are not going to vote for this man!

    August 27, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Thomas

    I would like to post about the comments that Senators Clinton and Biden said about Senator Obama.

    During the primaries, Senators Clinton and Biden were in competition with each other. Competition, not cooperation. Each was trying to win the nomination. So each emphasized the weaknesses of their opponent and minimized their opponent’s strengths. This is how political races are run.

    Now that the DNC has nominated (to be finalized this week) Senator Obama, the competition is no longer between Senators Clinton, Biden, and Obama. The competition is between Senator Obama and Senator McCain.

    Now it is appropriate for Senators Clinton and Biden to emphasize the weakness of their opponent (Senator McCain) while emphasizing the strengths of Senator Obama.

    No flip flopping, no deception. It is just the nature of political contests. In the preliminaries you have one set of opponents (your political party) and in the General Election you have another set of opponents (the opposing political party).

    Is it really so hard to understand that at one point in the competition Senator Biden said “bad” things about Senator Obama and that at another point in the competition Senator Biden will say “good” things about Senator Obama?

    August 27, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  9. John Smith

    I always thought that MOTIVATION is the basis to the things that people do, so psychologists and other learned people tell us.

    MOTIVATION is built on HOPE and expectation for CHANGE. If you are not motivated, you cannot hope, and you will NEVER appreciate Change even when it is right in your face.

    So, America should start, not with experience (because this has consistently failed us– just look at Chaney & Bush) after 8 years), but with HOPE and DETERMINATION, that if we work hard, Change will come about with Blessings. Hope, like FAITH, is all that we need for Idiots who are missing this important message!!!!

    August 27, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  10. Fatima

    I don't get why is everyone asking about Obama's substance. The guy has been talking over and over about how and what will he do to achieve the goals he laid out. Why people insist snot to understand ?

    August 27, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  11. FrankSmith

    I always thought that MOTIVATION is the basis to the things that people do, so psychologists and other learned people tell us.

    MOTIVATION is built on HOPE and expectation for CHANGE. If you are not motivated, you cannot hope, and you will NEVER appreciate Change even when it is right in your face.

    So, America should start, not with experience (because this has consistently failed us– just look at Chaney & Bush–after 8 years), but with HOPE and DETERMINATION, that if we work hard, Change will come about with Blessings. Hope, like FAITH, is all that we need for Idiots who are missing this important message!!!!

    August 27, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. NO TO OBAMA

    No Way
    No How
    No Bama

    August 27, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  13. Pres. timber and a sapling

    LOOKOUT JOE, told you if you see the bus pull up your in Obamas crosshairs for a pavement piazza. Joe did you like Hillary last night yeah, she is the right candidate and Barack is still writting his coronation speech. This whole thing between Barack and Hillary is like comparing Presidential timber and a sapling.

    2012 Clinton 😉

    August 27, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. fella from Chicago

    Like the campaign I'm sure they'll pick up a flat tire along the way.

    Go McCain!!!

    August 27, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  15. Tom - Cary, NC

    Will the bus steal fuel from Denver's city pumps, the way the convention organizers tried to?

    August 27, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  16. karen-phoenix

    How wonderful!!! Obama/Biden have soooo much more foreign policy experience than McBush will every hope to have. At least Obama has been out of this country before he takes office. Bush never was and McBush's experience is all old, out dated and he has NO idea about global affairs!!! Obama worked with Hagel and Lugar on Nuclear proliferation and spent a lot of time overseas with both men. Biden is at the top of the game and out shines McBush by about 15 years!!!
    Go Obama/Biden 08

    August 27, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  17. arc, Lugano CH

    Master Yoda August 27th, 2008 12:10 pm ET
    Over, I wish january was already here and this would be.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Whoever is your candidate. Offer much chuckles, you do.

    August 27, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  18. J, Philly PA

    Oh the benefits of living in a battleground state!!

    August 27, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  19. Doug R.

    McCain = Bush and as we all know the approval rating of the Supreme Court appointed Bush are the lowest since polling began (Cheney's approval ratings are lower). Even the Republicans have abandoned Bush, the worst Presiden the U.S. has ever had.
    Biden and the Democrats need to take the gloves off and go after McCain (and Mittens Romney, Joe LIEberman, or whatever character he selects as his VP) on his record and the issues facing this country. We need positive change and someone like grandpa two-faced McCain could never deliver that.

    August 27, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  20. Sherry, Atlanta

    READING THESE POST, APPEAR'S THE DYSFUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR IS STILL ALIVE. . .HOW ABOUT GENERATING THIS ENGERY TO 'DOING SOMETING TO HELP YOURSELF', YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THE TIME TO 'WHINE'.

    IT'S A GREAT THING THAT WE'RE ON THE ROAD-AS A FAMILY! THAT'S WHAT THE OBAMA/BIDEN TICKET BRINGS.

    OBAMA'S/BIDEN'S '08-'12 "TOGETHER"

    August 27, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  21. McCain Democrat

    They wouldn't have to work so hard to win over the folks on this tour if the Candidate who already won the votes and harts of these folks had been allowed to win!

    What a Joke!

    At least we know Biden thinks Obama’s Training Pants are Clean!

    McCain 08

    August 27, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  22. DW, NY FOR OBAMA '08

    Yeah, at least I know w/ Obama/Biden in the White House at least we won't have a WWIII like we would if we have McSame as POTUS.

    I see McSame = DRAFT = Warmonger
    I see McSame = Homelessness
    I see McSame = Joblessness

    You can have McSame.

    I'm glad the Democrats are coming together finally!!! Thanks Hillary!!

    August 27, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  23. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Why do we have to choose judgement over experience when in McCain we get both. Both Biden and Clinton say Obama isn't ready. last night, Hillary said nothing to contradict that. Of course they now have to be 'good Democrats' and suck up the party line. That doesn't mean what they said before is not true.

    August 27, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  24. Patty

    Hope and Change are a good thing IF it actually happens and happens for the good of Americans. Too many times we hear promises and then those promises are broken. Words are that, just words. Actions speak and we will see just as we have in the past.

    I for one of many can't help but think that the Dem nominee should have been Hillary, especially after last night but it is too late for that. I was amazed at the reaction from the crowd as she spoke. They seemed to be mesmerized by her words and I know some thought the same as me.

    August 27, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  25. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    I'm certain they will meet and greet thousands with heart felt joy. Despite the fact that neither have offered one iotta of common sense recommendations on actions to:

    -reduce foreign aid and the national debt
    -fix social security
    -fund the medical plan they are proposing
    -increase jobs with realistic ideals (not a bunch of high tech post-graduate jobs in the energy field–but real blue collar jobs that approach the median income goals).
    -my recommendation–let the bus run out of gas and see what new kind of energy the two of them find to put in the gas tank. Also–eliminate their allowances–and see if they are still so excited about their agenda when they themselves have to pay the ticket.

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