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CNN/MSNBC confirms Sen. Barack Obama has chosen Joe Biden to be his VP

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posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 11:56 PM
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Pretty self-explanatory

CNN
MSNBC

Good experienced choice imo.
Hard to find too many faults in Biden.
Pretty big power player.

Just announced, details and analysis to follow.


WASHINGTON (AP) _ Barack Obama told everyone he wanted a running mate who will challenge his thinking, and now he's got one. Joe Biden's tendency to speak his own mind — and speak and speak — is entwined in his DNA.


Source: AP


[edit on 8/23/2008 by schrodingers dog]




posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:00 AM
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As i'm not American i really don't know who Joe Biden is but i would think Hillary Clinton would be ticked off ?? But we all know that John Mccain will be your next leader



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


An Obama/Biden ticket.


The pendulum has been set in motion.



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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wow, interesting choice.

OBAMA-Biden [- sound a lot like osama bin laden!!!!-], Just kidding.

i think he is a better choice than Clinton female.

[edit on 23-8-2008 by CzErased]



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:17 AM
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I wasn't too hot on Biden until I watched some videos of him on Youtube - It's clear that he is a strong man not afraid to speak what he means, and he'll be an extremely effective attack dog for Obama.

Since the speculation right now is that McCain will choose Romney, I think a Biden-Romney debate would be great. They're sort of mirror world versions of each other, except Biden hasn't drastically changed his position on social issues in the past few years.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:19 AM
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I agree, he's a bulldog.
Perfect wingman.
He'll take all the punches for Obama and dish it out himself.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:21 AM
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Ya Biden is like a pitbull... Even though he is 65, he still seems like he can throw a nasty right hook!!! In fact I think he is one of the toughest SOB I have ever seen in politics. Good choice... I hope he turns really red and then punches Mccain in his bulbous cheek!



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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Biden has top notch foreign relations experience
too! I like the choice.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:40 AM
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It's not too surprising considering all factors. It was probably the best choice Obama could have made. All that's left now is to see McCain's VP pick.

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That is one freaky coincidence. Let's just hope it's only a coincidence and has no significance, since we all know how the people in power like to play with symbols and subliminals.

[edit on 8/23/2008 by SonicInfinity]



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:02 AM
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I agree. McCain however will have a tough time imo to find a vp candidate that completes the GOP ticket as well as Biden does for the dems.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:03 AM
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Oh thank God.
And i thought the choice was going to be Bayh (spelling?)

I bet the guy who printed up all those bumper stickers is ticked off



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:05 AM
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Yes there were a few wrong predictions on ATS.

Does make one feel better about our chances of making it past 2012.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:05 AM
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A few things about Biden I think are worth pointing out:


  • He's apparently the least wealthy Senator
  • Georgia requested him specifically to come over and help negotiations
  • His son is going to be serving in Iraq in October


All of these could easily come up as positives for him that will resonate with a lot of voters.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


Oh thank God.
And i thought the choice was going to be Bayh (spelling?)

I bet the guy who printed up all those bumper stickers is ticked off



Ya Imagine the backlash of OBAMA-BAYH!!! or BYE



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:20 AM
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Yes though as czerased pointed out, we'll have to deal with OBAMA-Biden [- sound a lot like osama bin laden!!!!-] nincompoops, but hey whatchagonna do?
If that's the best they can bring, "Obiden" will be fine.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:24 AM
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Originally posted by CzErased
OBAMA-Biden [- sound a lot like osama bin laden!!!!-]


That's just spooky!


I'm not sure I understand the logic of this selection. I guess the "I'm a Washington outsider" approach is over and done with....


[edit on 23-8-2008 by loam]



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:38 AM
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posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:38 AM
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Andrea Mitchell from earlier on NBC Nightly news EST stated kind of smugly that Biden was the choice. Too many things lined up even down to having a substitute for the law class he teaches at Widener (??) stating his students will be the first to know.

Who knows... watch it being something else and this is all a big curve ball.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:46 AM
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It will start tomorrow if Biden is the VP. The republicans will bring his plagarism issue from 2 decades ago. I could really care less about that.

As someone mentioned earlier, he is not exactly wealthy. Compare that to Romney who is worth about 200 million. Lets see; who do I believe will have the average Americans back. It won't be McRomney.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 02:14 AM
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I believe that this is going to be picked on:

In picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness — inexperience in office and on foreign policy — rather than underscore his strength as a new-generation candidate defying political conventions.
He picked a 35-year veteran of the Senate — the ultimate insider — rather than a candidate from outside Washington . . .


AP




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