September 8th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Biden: Palin seems to have ‘extreme views’

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Joe Biden said 'Palin has some very extreme views.'"]

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (CNN) - Joe Biden said Monday that vice presidential opponent Sarah Palin seems to have "some very extreme views."

Speaking to a union crowd in Wisconsin, Biden also said he hasn't heard enough specifics from the Alaska governor, and that he's hoping to learn more about her positions before the two debate October 2.

"Hopefully by the time the debate takes place, we’ll have a better sense of her other than some of what she says and what appear to be some very extreme views," Biden said.

Watch: Palin hits the campaign trail

"I’m assuming that she shares John McCain’s views on most of the issues. And she even says, if the press is correct - and I’m not ready, prepared to make a judgment [on this] - her views on everything from global warming to other things, if they are as presented, they’re pretty far out there."

Filed under: Joe Biden • Sarah Palin
soundoff (203 Responses)
  1. Ken in Dallas

    Well of course she thinks global warming is a good thing, she's from Alaska. Naturally she thinks the economy should run on oil, her state's getting rich off oil. Wildlife conservation gets in the way of her hunting and snowmobiling pastimes. Her positions aren't just extreme, they're extremely self-serving and self-indulgent.

    If this is mainstream, the US is worse off than the Roman Republic.

    September 8, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. Accross the pond!

    Couldn't agree with you more. Go on the offensive. Stop reacting to everything they say. Remember Obama, you are half white as well! If they don't like what you stand for, bring your Mother on stage and tell her in public that McCain doesn't want you to stand as President because "you are less entitled to that position" than they are!

    September 8, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. txgop

    Oprah says Obama for president "Obama/Biden", somewhere along those lines. I would feel badly to disagree with her; if you watch her or not. I love Oprah and am waiting to see what she will be sporting on the Obama inauguration speech!!! CHEESE!!!

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. ConcernedAmerican

    When the all flash wears off, she'll have to prove herself with some substance.

    Obama had to do by walking through the fire for the past 19 months. That's how it is to run in this race. If it's too hot, then it's time to get out the kitchen.

    She's only been on the job for what....1 week?

    I'll give her two more weeks max and Obama/Biden will smoke her out as a phony with extreme positions.


    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. robert

    Biden is a real Shark his soft talk brings Palin more closer to him for debate and he will destroy her than hahahahha Biden is really smart

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. Cheryl

    Oh I think she gives a whole new meaning to the word "extreme." When I listen to her, I better understand why her husband looks nervous in a crowd.

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. James

    I am trusting there is a strategy behind the soft responses the Obama/Biden dream team have been giving in regards to Palin.

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. Sen. Barack Obama

    Let's see:
    Sarah Palin is extremely bright.
    Sarah Palin is extremely talented.
    Sarah Palin is extremely hard-working.
    Sarah Plain is extremely gifted....

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. chelle

    Her ideas are mainstream??? That's a scary thought! The woman doesn't believe in birth control, sex education, abortion under any circumstance, global warming, she likes the annililation of any animal that gets in her way (wipeout the wolves so they don't eat the caribou, cuz she wants to hunt the caribou), Iraq is God's work, pray for the Jews to "see the Light", teenage pregnancy is a blessing, and on and on. Let's not forget that Alaska is going to be a haven at world's end.... Never mind the politics...that's a whole other story.....

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. Josh, CA

    Palin is even worse than Cheney. She lives in 18th Century.

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. karen-phoenix

    Extreme views–Biden is for the American people!!!! Pelin is for the Alaskans so they will be the only ones left when the world blows up and Jesus comes back. She's on a socalled Christian Gihad and I'm scared to death of her. I was a republican–no more!!!!

    September 8, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. kathy

    Not only does palin have "extreme views"...she has "over the top"opinions of herself....and isn't ashamed to lie to the american pulbic as to her "non" accomplishments. by the time the debate rolls around her lied will have be covered up by the mcsame staff and speech writers...she'll have practised enough to be able press coverage. it is all sickening to me...i'd rather hear the facts and the issues...straigh talk and less polictical grandstanding....mccain accused the democrates of celebrity who's deliberately doing it.....yeah...the candidates with the (R) behind their names...more of the same........

    September 8, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  13. Vic, Ohio

    Sorry Joe but they will probably still insist on hiding her away not letting you OR the American People see what she is really about.

    September 8, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. Dr. Proctor

    Palin's antics reminds me of the old black and white fascist movies of
    the 1940's. And the part most troubling is how people will follow, no
    questions asked.

    September 8, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Marty Pacino Chicago Il

    In the new poll conducted from Friday to Sunday, McCain also leads Obama 54-44 percent among likely voters. The survey of 1,022 adults, including 959 registered voters, has a margin of error of 3 points.

    The numbers are drawing scorn in the Chicago headquarters of Obama for President.

    “Up or down, we believe national polls are meaningless,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said. ROFL

    How extreme are her views when 55 percent of the poll is on her side?

    September 8, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. Clinton supporter for McCain/Palin

    Well they sound just like yours Joe, she is against abortion as are you, she is pro life as are you, so what is so extreme about her views?

    I am a pro CHOICE woman, which means every woman has the right to make the choices that are right for HER. As long as Sarah Palin doens't start trying to force her choices on every woman, I honor and respect the choices she has made for herself and her family and so should every other woman in this country.

    September 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Oh, yeah! I forgot her "End of Days" preacher custom made for Apocalyptic Evangelicals who are sad that W didn't get the job of ending the world done on his watch...

    September 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Mary

    SHE (Palin) KEPT THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for the Bridge to Nowhere.
    She is the worst kind of liar. The Republican Party has always been corrupt.
    If the Dems win, their long term corruption will be exposed. They are very afraid.
    So they will LIe, Cheat and Steal to get re-elected. Like they did in the last election and the one before that. The fix has been in for years and years.
    Watch for more "lost" ballots, machine errors, lost registrations, hanging chads, etc..
    If they do manage to steal another election, I hope there is a real uprising in this country to reveal their filthy backroom deals and treachery.
    Impeachment will be too good for them.

    September 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  19. Gia

    And I want to know why none of the networks have focused on her extreme views?? Sure, they were quick to pick on Obama's church, but the beauty queen continues to get away with her views and her star power given to her by the media. CNN you are a disappointment.

    September 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  20. Chris

    Palin supports having creationism taught in public schools. She is opposed to abortion even in the case of rape or incest. She makes fun of community organizers. What was the reverand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr? By the way, McCain originally opposed a holiday in Dr. King's honor. The Dems don't need to do anything but let her speak and people will see her for what she is:inexperienced to be even considered for VP or, heaven forbid, the President.

    September 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. Pooh

    why aren't Biden and Obama fighting back??

    September 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. DeeMaw

    In my lengthy lifetime experience I have learned to distrust a person who's method of communication resorts to mockery, sarcasm or coy overtones. Sarah Palin embodies all of these. Sarah, you demean yourself by playing this game. I have supported Obama from day one, not because of your cutesie politics; you can only hope you'll someday attain Barack's knowledge and composure.

    September 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. Doug

    To Gene DiGilio:

    Are you freaking kidding me? Palin's views are mainstream to the average American?

    Anti Pro-Choice, even when rape and incest involved?
    Ties to Alaskan Independence party (read: secession)
    Book banning?

    Wow... what town do you live in?

    September 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  24. Jen B

    Palin's views are just plain ludicrous. It is hard to relate to someone who denies the science of global warming, who believes creationism should be taught in schools. She has seen little of the world, has no concept of how other cultures live, has scant political experience. And this woman could be just a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
    The country deserves better.

    Obama/Biden 2008

    September 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    YES, JOE! She does, she is a scary woman. A woman who has a FOUR MONTH OLD BABY.......... AND IS WILLING TO BE VP???????????




    September 8, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
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