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. wayne

    She doesnt what to talk about why the climate change, because she doest know.

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  2. carmen, VA

    she's repeating herself. talking in circles to hide her lack of knowledge.

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  3. Blakejohnson

    She does not have any substance, and her defense is alaska and general, nothing with any thought.

    October 2, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  4. christy - mpls, mn

    Biden – Patriotic to not put off-shore mailboxes to avoid paying taxes...that's what I'm talking about...

    There wouldn't need to put taxes back to pre-Reagen era if there were not so many loop-holes. The average American is struggling while the well to do are avoiding taxes, while they live in a country that allows them to thrive off capitalism.

    October 2, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  5. anita

    Sarah Palin's bottom is about to fall out. She is running on like they say Biden does but I have yet to see him do this

    October 2, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  6. caustin

    Obama was the one in the last debate that emphatically stated that we as a country had to become energy independent.....is she on Obama's side?

    October 2, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  7. snitz

    Palin has had so much crammed into her over the last couple of weeks that it looks like her head is spinning.

    October 2, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  8. Sandra Young

    Hello All:

    Way to go Joe B. He just referred to the fact that if you don't know what the cause of climate change is admit it. Ha, Ha. A nice jab.

    Thanks.

    October 2, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  9. Khalil2u, Jersey

    East coast that's my hood she should be careful what she says. East coast people see that pollution causes harm to people. I can see the New York smog from jersey city all the time. I'm asthmatic and 1 of the 50,000,000 that don't have insurance for an inhaler. So wind solar and clean coal sound much better to me than new oil. We don't have that fresh Alaska air.

    October 2, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  10. B Stemmler

    Biden is acting cool and collected and from my perspective hitting the points dead on. He needs to look into the camera more though...

    October 2, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  11. ms007

    She is gone..totally gone....She is just answering the opposite of what is being asked........Question is about taxes and she answers about climate change...lol....

    October 2, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  12. christoper beckham

    what abut nuclear fuel waste

    October 2, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  13. christy - mpls, mn

    If you do not no the problem, then how can you come up with a solution...Go Biden

    October 2, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  14. Khalil2u, Jersey

    McCain just started believing in global warming.

    October 2, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  15. A in Illinios

    Good Sarah Palin!! She is doing great!

    October 2, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  16. Cole

    she is out of league....lmao

    October 2, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  17. RH

    my god, what is wrong with this woman?? she is clueless and does not know what is she talking about!!! what a shame.

    October 2, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  18. JImmy in California

    wow the women did not like Palin correcting the "DRILL BABY DRILL" statement. Funny

    October 2, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  19. al morin

    Biden walked into that one...

    October 2, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  20. christy - mpls, mn

    Palin only speaks about Alaska, while Biden is talking about all states and the world

    October 2, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  21. gabrielle

    Is she running for the VP of Alaska or the US ?? She worries me because she seems to know only about Alaska and not about the rest of the country

    October 2, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  22. L. Joy

    Niow ask her what is "carbon cap" emissions.

    October 2, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  23. B Scott

    Okay...Okay...you're the Governor of the great state of Alaska. Use another line. Answer the questions and get off of the rehearsed script. She's actually not doing as bad as eveyone thought. It's clear that Biden is FAR superior to Palin in knowledge. It's STILL a joke that this lady could possibly be the next president.

    October 2, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  24. mark

    Biden flip flops almost as much as Obama. He hasn't said anything meaningful.

    October 2, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  25. Sara

    Palin is doing great.

    October 2, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
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