August 27th, 2008
05:37 PM ET
13 years ago

Preparing for prime time


He's been in the Senate for 36 years and run for president twice, but CNN's Mary Snow reports Joe Biden is getting set for what could be the biggest moment of his political life. (Getty Images)

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  1. McCain=Bush & the return of the draft

    I think Joe Biden has the best smile I've seen in a long time, very warm and friendly.

    August 27, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. Mike, TX

    Tonight we will see Biden at his schrillest and lowest form, but also his usual form. Purely partisan. So much for the change Obama promises.

    Scary the lies they tell. Even scarier are those that believe the lies.

    August 27, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  3. Doug in Seattle

    Go get em Joe! BTW, we've already heard about the 7 houses, and we know he's out of touch. Tell us what we haven't heard from the MSM! I know you've got the dirt. Now kick it around a little!

    August 27, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. DJ Los Angeles

    Go get em Joe! Fired up for Change.

    Obama/Biden 2008

    August 27, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  5. Food for Thought

    Sure Hillary would make a great president in the future BUT how could she EVER be given that chance if most of her obssessed fan-addicts continue to give the other 18 million + who DIDN'T vote for her even more reasons not to vote for her EVER? Obama won – get over it, move on and unite! We're democrats and Hillary will need the other 18 million + when she runs in the future. If we leave this election divided and God forbid Obama even loses – well i'm afraid that with this divided party, the chances for Hillary (even Chelse) for that matter being president will never happen. Democrats, Independents, Republicans – lets UNITE for the good of not just the party – but what we belive in as Americans!!!

    Obama/Biden 08 & 12!!!

    August 27, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  6. Debby

    Gaffe machine in action tonight.

    August 27, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  7. LaShanda

    When is someone going to call out McSidekick for using his POW experience to gain votes? He is not entitled to the presidency! Our soldiers do not boast about their service. They are humble! This man should NEVER be President!

    No how! No way! No McCain!

    August 27, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. Jack Colson

    Biden is a good guy as politicians go, however he cannot salvage the Presidency for Obama – Obama lost it when he did not pick Hillary.
    We all know so many who now say no as Obama is not experienced enough, and we need another ten yrs of a record for him.
    Being a good speaker does not cut it.
    His friends for many years tell us "to be careful".
    Jack Colson
    Portland OR

    August 27, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  9. Food for Thought

    Goooooooo Joe!!!! I love this guy! He and Obama is an excellent team – i'm so proud of Sen. Obama's choice and again it shows that he's a very wise man! Go Obama!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08 & 12!!!

    August 27, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. Harut

    This will be the most important moment of his life!

    August 27, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  11. D. A. Anderson

    The CNN coverage of the convention is outrageously BAD!

    Right now they are skipping Senator Ken Salazar giving his speech so Wolf can chat about nothing to persons he's not able to reach.

    CNN is making it about them rather than about what is happening at the convention.

    CNN has lost a viewer!

    August 27, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  12. Paula, CA

    Obama/Biden '08! Go Biden!

    I am proud of Hillary Clinton, I think she pulled it off last night! I am glad that the Democrats are showing strong signs of unity. However, please let's not be naive, Hillary Clinton gave that speech for Hillary Clinton's political future as much as she did for Obama (if not more).

    Also, the fact remains that Hillary ran a slimy campaign and she had to pick up after HER MESS. She did not do Obama any favors! Obama owes her nothing! In fact, she should have done more before now. HOWEVER, in reference to last night's speech, she did as much as she could in that speech and for that, the true Democrats thank her.

    Obama/Biden '08

    August 27, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  13. ginjah

    Joe Biden is an outspoken soul, McAttack heres our VP, change is on its way

    August 27, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. Nevada Independant

    Go Joe!!!!!
    I've watched you for years and admired the way you've always told it straight. The American people know you for your honesty and your integrity.
    I, personally, am very much looking forward to casting my vote for you as our next Vice President.
    I am proud to support you!

    August 27, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. Kelby from Houston, TX

    can you feel it. IT'S CHANGE and it's on its way to a Voting booth near you. I'M EXCITED


    We will never allow the GOP to run things EVER AGAIN!!!

    August 27, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. Joe Biten

    Nice. Another Neo Con in office, this time in Dem's clothing! More of the same people...i Mean sheeple. You are all asking for the same...

    August 27, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  17. All Bluster No Brain McCain with Faux Brawn and Balls

    Interesting how all the Biden bashers aren't any better at spelling than the Hillary or Obama bashers! Go figure ... LOOSERS! (intentional)

    August 27, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  18. S. Boatman

    Mccain Is Going To Get Hit Hard Tonight!

    August 27, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  19. Cindy from Georgia

    Besides the fact that Joe has been a favorite (of mine) for years, I think he is just what this campaign needs. Yes, he's fiery and he's strong-minded, and he speaks his mind – not always tactfully.

    But he is a bit of the status quo – he's NOT a scary guy for the folks that are on the fence regarding accepting Obama's message of change. I think Obama is a little scary for some Dems. He is especially liked by young people, that's not always been the case when talking politics.

    Joe Biden is someone that everyone recognizes – whether they like him or not. And he "honors the past" and "knows how to get things done" and "experience in many tough situations". I think he was an inspired choice. After all, no matter how much "change" with get in electing the president – he/she still MUST have some cooperation from Congress – without that cooperation, nothing will change. And THAT would be really sad.

    Go Joe – we're counting on you.

    August 27, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  20. Independent99999

    Is he the biggest socialist liberal in the US next to Kennedy's.
    Socialism does not work

    Let people work, earn and no govt. dole outs to poor people who cannot earn what they need in this beautiful country

    Work hard and earn

    Look at Obama and Michelle as role models of success

    However, don't depend on Govt. Dole Outs and Socialism to run your life

    August 27, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  21. Rob indetroit

    MCcain is going to get hit so hard that his teeth will fall out.


    where is cindy really.

    August 27, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  22. Val, Atlanta, Ga

    Good Luck Sen Biden I will be watching, hit McCain hard on his so call POW status that he always mention, I think he thinks people will feel sorry enough and put him in the White House.

    August 27, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  23. TheTruthHurts

    Noboby's perfect and that includes Joe. He is however genuine. That will help Barack. It clear he is honored at being asked and will work tireless to help our nation. That's all I ask of any politician.

    August 27, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  24. Rob indetroit

    THE republican's are going down.

    August 27, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  25. marge

    GET HIM JOE!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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