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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soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Texas Straight Talker

    So glad to see that voters are realizing that the MEDIA is creating all of this disruption in the democratic party. Watch next week when the Republicans have their convention. I guarantee you the stories and coverage will be just the opposite of the madness we are hearing and reading here!

    August 27, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Chi4Obama

    Hey McCain supporters
    You better brace yourself. I think Biden is going to hit you HARD tonight. Get ready to take one right to the gut.

    Democrats '08.

    August 27, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  3. newsnut

    What she meant was what Michelle was talking about. All that Red Meat. Michelle needs to explain more to Mrs. Clinton what she meant in her interview about all that Red meat. I think i know, but I don't want to say until i'm reallt sure. I could be totally wrong.

    August 27, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  4. Betty J. Hoffman

    I believe Sen. Biden is th best choice for v.p. He has a long history of experience in foreign affairs and will not be just a yes man to Sen. Obama. I cannot say enough good things about his choice as running mate.

    August 27, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. Colo Sprgs, CO

    Go Joe! We love ya, Joe! The real Americans are behind Obama/Biden all the way! Let's win this thing for the Red, White, and BLUE!

    August 27, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. CM

    The intensity of attacks on the GOP war machine will ramp up tonight.

    let Bill talk about what he wants. He has a legacy to maintain and he needs to hit McCain while he has the mike.

    Joe, tell it how it is. People like Mike, TX who come on here and post call you guys liars but would be hard pressed to defend their candidate's honesty, especially during this campaign.

    August 27, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. Indiana Bob


    No Way
    No How
    No Bama

    Vote McCain

    August 27, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  8. Xango 08 & 12

    Yes We Can

    Obama Biden 08 & 12


    August 27, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  9. Kevin from MN

    Obama/Biden 2008
    Obama/Biden 2012
    Clinton in 2016 – When, by the way, whe will still be younger than John McCain is today!

    August 27, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  10. ran

    So many have been blinded for so long by the fear perpetrated by the republicans that they can not see true change for the better for all not just the few.Obam/Biden and the Democrats are going to get this country back on the right track so that all will be prosperous not just a selected few.

    August 27, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  11. Souza

    Who Cares it should have been Hillary.

    August 27, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  12. Vegas

    Joe Biden speaks the truth...

    Even when he said Obama wasn't fit to be the president...

    Clinton 2012

    August 27, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  13. Donna from Colorado Springs

    Give em' Hell Joe! You are the fire that this dead democratic party needs right now! Am looking forward to speech tonite.

    August 27, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  14. Annie

    Will the real Hillary Clinton please stand up...And the adoration in Bill's eyes. But worse for me was Barack and Michelles phoniness. after Hillary threw them some crumbs. I demand sincerity and honesty from our future President and First Lady. So sorry they buckled under the game of politics. Surely I cannot be alone in my thinking. Barack still has my vote but my enthusiasm is waning...

    August 27, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  15. Paul

    I am a young student!!

    I DONT want to spend the next 8 years watching my YOUNG mates go to WAR... Because OLDER IDIOTS arent comfortable with change!!

    WE are the ones who will have to live with the choice YOU make!!!


    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    August 27, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  16. Hillary's Speech Made John McCain President

    Well, I'm sure your speech will benefit Obama (who by the way is the nominee) instead of that rah-rah speech HRC gave last night about HER. Sure, she gave a few rants about McCain but make no mistake she did three things. 1) elevate herself 2) re-energize her base; and 3) help elect JM as president. Mark my words she helped McCain much more than she did Obama and for this-this country will suffer. Any person who would side with someone (McCain) who made a nasty remark about her child over a person who never treated her with anything but respect would do ANYTHING and I do mean ANYTHING. I really wish the three of them would go away. Clinton, Clinton, Clinton. That's all CNN can say. Thank God there is MSNBC. This is Obama's time. Why is it all about them? Some of you say it is up to him to bring in her supporters. Well, for once we agree. It is up to him. However, how can you bring in people who hate you for your race and gender? Please don't deny it.

    August 27, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  17. W O W WO W

    K I S S--Y O U R-P A N T S U I T !

    August 27, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  18. Dehlia

    Delegates are not representing the people's vote in the Democratic Convention. Hillary Clinton had the most votes but the DNC failed her.

    August 27, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  19. MikeH

    I want Biden to grow wolf fangs and attack Republican lap dogs and poodles and Republican brown-nosing CNN executives.

    August 27, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  20. Jaybird

    I see Deadeye Dick Cheney stood in front of the VFW today defending "alternative interrogation".......yeah, let's do some more of that. Vote for the GOP?....Never

    August 27, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  21. Paul


    August 27, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  22. La Raza

    I just now realized that every negative ad that the Republicans have shown so far is footage from Hillary and Biden stating that Obama is not experienced. If not for these two, there would be no material for the Repugnicans to use? Whaddya think?

    August 27, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  23. Kate Fergus

    I like Joe for his candor. However, he will have a tough time tonight following the stellar performance of Hillary Clinton.

    I hope everyone in America rallies behind the task of getting rid of the Republicans. It appears to be Obama and Joe's time. They will have to pull out all the stops to ensure that everyone in the country knows how they differ from John McCain and the Republicans.

    I hope in the future that Obama does a good enough job that when he is finished, Hillary will get her opportunity to shine again. The Democrats are lucky to have her in their party.

    August 27, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  24. Michael

    Obama has succeded in pushing Hillary aside. Good. Now the real fun begins.

    McCain and the Republican party are a ROCK. Obama thinks he is running against Bush. Nice little fantasy for him. He will have to do better than that. Sorry all Republicans know there is a vast difference between McCain and Bush. Obama will have to try and fool someone else. Independents? Ooops, McCain is well known to them as the most independent and un Bush like Republican in Washington. So who else can he fool. I guess just those who are all ready going to vote for him anyway. Net zero. Jokes on you Obama. Don't quit your day job. Every pro-life voter knows what is at stake in this election, that represents just about everyone who is a Republican. Nobody will have to remind them to vote in 2008, election day has been circled on all their calanders since January 1. And they won't be voting for Obama.

    August 27, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  25. S Callahan

    Any man who has suffered with the emotional pain this man did in his early 30's has to have substance to him..... it changes a person and makes them value what is really important. no time for petti ness...there is a sense of it waste too much energy.
    I like Sen. Biden and believe he will be a wonderful, intelligent, part of the team. I hope he tells his vision of a better world and how he hopes to help direct it's path.

    August 27, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
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