Obama-Biden ’08

CNN cites “multiple sources” informing it that Barack Obama has picked longtime Delaware senator Joe Biden to be his running mate. The New York Times has also posted an article with the same news. The text message to his supporters is scheduled to be sent this morning. Both Evan Bayh (Indiana) and Tim Kaine (Virginia) have been informed that they have not been picked, as has Hillary.

CNN.com: “Sources: Obama picks Joe Biden as VP candidate
New York Times: “Obama Chooses Biden as Running Mate
ABC News: “Biden’s Stock Rises in Obama Vice Presidential Speculation
Boston Globe: “Obama says he has picked running mate

83 thoughts on “Obama-Biden ’08

  1. Anonymous

    found these under dictionary.com’s def of clean5.characterized by a fresh, wholesome quality11. morally pure; innocent; upright; honorable..fucktards (and i mean that in the literal sense)

  2. Anonymous

    found these under dictionary.com’s def of clean

    5.characterized by a fresh, wholesome quality
    11. morally pure; innocent; upright; honorable

    ..fucktards (and i mean that in the literal sense)

  3. Anonymous

    he means clean cut dumbo. He’s talking about a fucking senator, not just some random guy. It’s obviously assumed that mr. obama showers, so Biden obviously did not need to stipulate that. He was complimenting Obama, and race is being read into that quote. Plus, Biden has a great record and is a mover and shaker in Washington. Give him a chance.

  4. Anonymous

    he means clean cut dumbo. He’s talking about a fucking senator, not just some random guy. It’s obviously assumed that mr. obama showers, so Biden obviously did not need to stipulate that. He was complimenting Obama, and race is being read into that quote. Plus, Biden has a great record and is a mover and shaker in Washington. Give him a chance.

  5. Anonymous

    2:48- what kind of compliment is clean? “Wow, you’re looking really clean today.” it’s just not the kind of thing you say to/about someone… unless there’s the assumption that they’d otherwise be unclean.

  6. Anonymous

    2:48- what kind of compliment is clean? “Wow, you’re looking really clean today.” it’s just not the kind of thing you say to/about someone… unless there’s the assumption that they’d otherwise be unclean.

  7. Anonymous

    maybe I just don’t get it, but as far as I can tell, Obama IS “articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy”. That sounds like four compliments to me. And of course Biden criticized Obama in the primary. HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Obviously Biden’s first choice to win the nomination was himself.

  8. Anonymous

    maybe I just don’t get it, but as far as I can tell, Obama IS “articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy”. That sounds like four compliments to me.

    And of course Biden criticized Obama in the primary. HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Obviously Biden’s first choice to win the nomination was himself.

  9. Anonymous

    @12:54: lighten the fuck up. if a black person says the sky is green and a white person corrects hir, i’m assuming that makes the white person a racist in your eyes (and those of 90% of our wonderful overly PC society, for that matter). sheesh. learn to laugh.i can guarantee if a black person were making jokes about a white person–or if biden weren’t white and made the same remarks–you’d be rolling on the floor.

  10. Anonymous

    @12:54: lighten the fuck up. if a black person says the sky is green and a white person corrects hir, i’m assuming that makes the white person a racist in your eyes (and those of 90% of our wonderful overly PC society, for that matter). sheesh. learn to laugh.

    i can guarantee if a black person were making jokes about a white person–or if biden weren’t white and made the same remarks–you’d be rolling on the floor.

  11. Anonymous

    Did everyone just conveniently forget that Barak Obama rode his opposition to the Iraq War all the way to the nomination, and yet he’s just picked a running mate who voted for it!? Change!? Joe Biden is more of the same. or let me put it this way: of all the democratic leaders Obama could’ve picked, THIS is the person he feels most comfortable being a heartbeat away from the presidency? It leaves me really wondering if Obama is even running his own campaign anymore, which also makes me wonder who will run his administration. I think this move will alienate a large part of his base and not offset it with enough votes from the other side. Mistake and HUGE flaw in judgment.

  12. Anonymous

    Did everyone just conveniently forget that Barak Obama rode his opposition to the Iraq War all the way to the nomination, and yet he’s just picked a running mate who voted for it!? Change!? Joe Biden is more of the same. or let me put it this way: of all the democratic leaders Obama could’ve picked, THIS is the person he feels most comfortable being a heartbeat away from the presidency?

    It leaves me really wondering if Obama is even running his own campaign anymore, which also makes me wonder who will run his administration. I think this move will alienate a large part of his base and not offset it with enough votes from the other side. Mistake and HUGE flaw in judgment.

  13. Anonymous

    also Romney is a big Muppet, and not at all an asset to McCain except in getting the rich white male Republican/Mormon votes.

  14. Anonymous

    also Romney is a big Muppet, and not at all an asset to McCain except in getting the rich white male Republican/Mormon votes.

  15. Anonymous

    Joe Biden as he began his presidential bid: “I’ve had a great relationship [with Indian Americans],” Biden said. “In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”And early in the primaries:”I think Senator Obama is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy”But he’s not a racist…Don’t talk to me about cherry picking. This guy, when he’s unscripted or off the cuff, has revealed his real ideas about people of color over the years. I have lost so much respect for Obama in the last 24 hours. To me, this, more than anything, shows a tremendous lapse in jugdement, this in his most important decision since securing the nomination. Disgusting.

  16. Anonymous

    Joe Biden as he began his presidential bid: “I’ve had a great relationship [with Indian Americans],” Biden said. “In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

    And early in the primaries:
    “I think Senator Obama is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy”

    But he’s not a racist…

    Don’t talk to me about cherry picking. This guy, when he’s unscripted or off the cuff, has revealed his real ideas about people of color over the years.

    I have lost so much respect for Obama in the last 24 hours. To me, this, more than anything, shows a tremendous lapse in jugdement, this in his most important decision since securing the nomination. Disgusting.

  17. Anonymous

    The most likely VP choice for McCain at this point is Romney, who also said some pretty negative things about McCain during the primary race. I really don’t think either campaign will be too eager to jump on that ship, as it’s something they’d like to forget about.

  18. Anonymous

    The most likely VP choice for McCain at this point is Romney, who also said some pretty negative things about McCain during the primary race. I really don’t think either campaign will be too eager to jump on that ship, as it’s something they’d like to forget about.

  19. Anonymous

    “Don’t Cherry pick. Biden has done a lot of good”You know you’re in trouble when you bring out the big rationalizations. My 2 big problems with Biden (Mr. Plagiarist himself, btw) is that the strengths he bring to the ticket are not what Obama needs right now. 1) Like Obama, Biden is a senator and has never governed anything. Senators tend to be great negotiators but have a hard time with delegation and managing budgets and needs across diverse areas because they never have had to do this in their senate careers. 2) Biden has a LONG history of putting his foot in his mouth – something that has doomed all 3 of his presidential bids. (2b – there is a LOT of Biden criticizing Obama on the record during the primaries, both on film and in print. The Repubs will use this endlessly).This is a disaster waiting to happen. The only thing that could help is if McCain is actually stupid enough to pick Lieberman.

  20. Anonymous

    “Don’t Cherry pick. Biden has done a lot of good”

    You know you’re in trouble when you bring out the big rationalizations.

    My 2 big problems with Biden (Mr. Plagiarist himself, btw) is that the strengths he bring to the ticket are not what Obama needs right now. 1) Like Obama, Biden is a senator and has never governed anything. Senators tend to be great negotiators but have a hard time with delegation and managing budgets and needs across diverse areas because they never have had to do this in their senate careers. 2) Biden has a LONG history of putting his foot in his mouth – something that has doomed all 3 of his presidential bids. (2b – there is a LOT of Biden criticizing Obama on the record during the primaries, both on film and in print. The Repubs will use this endlessly).

    This is a disaster waiting to happen. The only thing that could help is if McCain is actually stupid enough to pick Lieberman.

  21. Anonymous

    I like his politics but his soundbites do make him seem like kind of a jerk… (I felt that way about Bill Clinton, too, though, and he did a lot of great stuff)

  22. Anonymous

    I like his politics but his soundbites do make him seem like kind of a jerk… (I felt that way about Bill Clinton, too, though, and he did a lot of great stuff)

  23. Anonymous

    Obama’s message of change can only take him so far. Now he needs tried-and-true experience backing up what most people perceive to be empty rhetoric. The rest of the potential VPs on the short list, while they may be so-called Washington Outsiders, do not bolster the Obama campaign in the areas he needs it most. If anything, the recent Georgia conflict has brought Obama’s relative inexperience with foreign policy to the forefront. He cannot expect to win this campaign on domestic economic issues alone. Biden is a strong, experienced candidate. I’m sure he’ll do his best not to say anything stupid in the months to come.

  24. Anonymous

    Obama’s message of change can only take him so far. Now he needs tried-and-true experience backing up what most people perceive to be empty rhetoric. The rest of the potential VPs on the short list, while they may be so-called Washington Outsiders, do not bolster the Obama campaign in the areas he needs it most.

    If anything, the recent Georgia conflict has brought Obama’s relative inexperience with foreign policy to the forefront. He cannot expect to win this campaign on domestic economic issues alone. Biden is a strong, experienced candidate. I’m sure he’ll do his best not to say anything stupid in the months to come.

  25. Anonymous

    So much for “Change.” Biden may be the ultimate Washington insider. Add this to the fuel he gave Republicans recently by saying (on Face the Nation!) paraphrasing: Obama’s still lacking the experience to be president and “talking points don’t get you there.” I fear the Repub attack machine will have a field day with this. It will be even worse if McCain picks a woman for Veep. Terrible.

  26. Anonymous

    So much for “Change.” Biden may be the ultimate Washington insider. Add this to the fuel he gave Republicans recently by saying (on Face the Nation!) paraphrasing: Obama’s still lacking the experience to be president and “talking points don’t get you there.” I fear the Repub attack machine will have a field day with this. It will be even worse if McCain picks a woman for Veep.

    Terrible.

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