October 2nd, 2008
09:11 PM ET
14 years ago

Biden and Palin talk economy

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ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Sen. Joe Biden said the economic bailout bill is evidence that the U.S. has had the "worst economic policy we ever had."

Biden made that statement in response to the first question of the vice presidential debate.

Watch: Biden talks economy

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said a barometer for how Americans are feeling about the economy can be felt at kids' soccer games.

Palin said Americans are "scared."

She praised Sen. John McCain's efforts to help get to an economic bailout bill passed.

Biden said Barack Obama warned of the subprime mortgage crisis two years ago while McCain recently said he was surprised about it.

soundoff (171 Responses)
  1. eyes_watchin

    Does she have it backwards: toxic on main street, effecting wall street. Now I know why she's reading from her notes. Can't hold her own.
    However, I must say Biden is making me a bit nervous

    October 2, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  2. Mary

    small business owners that net $250,000? – maybe in Alaska but not around here. She is so snide in her facial expressions. Why does Biden have to be so nice to her. Did she take on oil companies? first time she ever said "Fannie Mae" and "Freddie Mac" instead of Fannie and Freddie.

    October 2, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  3. Tijuana

    Pablin has avoid answering questions or issues that commentary asked or respomd to Biden, she is out of touch as well as John McCain. Pablin is wearing the wrong hair color, she is having alot of blonde moments, she scares me if she is in office and with John McCain together I don't know what will happen to the United State.

    October 2, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  4. Angela

    did she say " it's the toxic on main street that is affecting wall street???"

    Shouldn't this be the other way around...Lolz..

    October 2, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  5. Adolfo

    I think that Palin is doing better than I thought she was capable of. However, she isn't really answering any questions.......

    October 2, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  6. Mashawnda Dowell

    I feel bad for her.

    October 2, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  7. anita

    Can she kiss anymore of Johns rear end.

    October 2, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  8. Khalil2u, Jersey

    She keeps implying that this is the fault of the American people. Is she crazy.

    October 2, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  9. Sandra Young

    Oh boy, here we go-she's standing on her energy soap box.

    Thanks.

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  10. JImmy in California

    she has been so well coached that now she is beginning to sound like McCain

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  11. TEDDY

    Joe needs to mention that McBush voted with the president 90%
    of the time .
    her only claim to fame – Energy in Alaska

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  12. oregon blue

    She can't stay on point. Who cares about Alaska?

    October 2, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  13. Aurora, Co

    She has pre written set of answers and is using those regardless of what is being asked.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  14. Paige

    Get into the meat of a subject and she won't be able to keep up. I still haven't heard a plan. I don't want to know about a small state governor and a smaller city mayor. It is a cinch she can memorize!

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  15. Sarah, Chicago IL

    Palin is obviously scripted and her approach reflects memorization rather than experience.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  16. christoper beckham

    what about arizona solar or midwest wind energy?

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  17. TEDDY

    Joe needs to mention that McBush voted with the president 90%
    of the time .
    her only claim to fame – Energy in Alaska

    All ansewrs are "Alaska"

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  18. PL

    Why won't she stick to the subject? She sounds like she's reading a speech, or at times she sounds like a wind up doll.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  19. Joyce,tx

    palin can't answer any question. She is an airhead and is just repeating what her handlers have put in her head.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  20. atoosa biglari

    Her voice is annoying ! She has memorized everything like she is a newscaster again. We don't need a newscaster she even forgets her lines.

    Obama 2008

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  21. Cole

    Is she going to answer any questions. She is sticking to her piece of paper....what the helll

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  22. Sandra Young

    Hello All:

    Did she answer the question about climate change? No. Because she doesn't know the answer.

    Thanks.

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  23. San Diego girl

    She keeps talking about alaska this is not a debate about alaska!!!!!!!

    October 2, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  24. anita

    all she can do is talk about energy. i think she believes she sounds like she is in the know. i think she sounds like an idiot. she may knows about her state but I am sure she knows nothing about any other state.

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  25. j

    this is proof we need to start these debates sooner.. to weed out the ones that you can see are not qualified to even be on that stage right now..

    She needs to stay on topic.. and speak from her heart.. the vice president of this country should not have to be coached or told how to answer a question...

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
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