Early this morning I received a Twitter announcement:
“Announcing Senator Joe Biden as our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET”
In an e-mail sent to supporters Saturday morning. Obama said;
“Joe and I will appear for the first time as running mates this afternoon in Springfield, Illinois — the same place this campaign began more than 19 months ago,”
“I’m excited about hitting the campaign trail with Joe, but the two of us can’t do this alone,” he wrote. ” We need your help to keep building this movement for change.”
I am in amazement at how in-tune with the ‘regular person’ someone at the Obama HQ is. To send out a Twitter announcement to followers at the same time the press is getting the word. I feel so important and included. Kudos to these people.
So who is Joe Biden?
Like most people who follow the news, I have heard the name Joe Biden in passing but, have never really stopped to take note of the reason why. It’s kind of like seeing a Ford Taurus driving down the street- you have seen a million before and they all look the same- reliable. So why take the camera out to take a picture?
Joe Biden, was chosen as a running mate to fill the questionable gaps that Barak Obama may have. This is customary when choosing a presidential running mate.
Biden is married and has three children. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and got a law degree from Syracuse. In 1988, Biden suffered an aneurysm and nearly died but has recovered fully.
According to his website, the 65-year-old Senatorm was first elected to the Senate in 1972. Shortly afterwards, his first wife and daughter were killed in a car accident. He considered resigning, but decided to continue with his political career.
Biden is currently serving out his sixth term, making him Delaware’s longest-serving senator.
He has served chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brings years of experience that could help counter GOP arguments that an Obama administration would be inexperienced on foreign policy.
Sen. John McCain’s campaign quickly reacted to word that Biden calling attention to Biden’s past comments about Obama’s experience. Who didn’t see that coming?
“There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama’s lack of experience than Joe Biden,” McCain campaign spokesman Ben Porritt said in a written statement.
“Biden has denounced Barack Obama’s poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans are quickly realizing — that Barack Obama is not ready to be president.” experience,” Biden said.
Biden will make his first big speech as the vice-presidential candidate on Wednesday, August 27 — the third night of the Democratic convention.
Things are really going to heat up with this Presidential race.
On the downside…..be prepared for the TV advertising which I know, will push me to not watch TV and enjoy my entertainment online.