20 August 2008

Obama VP will be Biden

Sen. Barack Obama hasn't made it official yet in the much-awaited email to his special mailing list, but it appears if this ABC News blog post is to believed that Sen. Joe Biden is to be his running mate:

The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden has been officially notified that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has selected him to be his running mate

CNN later confirmed through multiple sources that Biden will indeed be named Obama's running mate on Saturday.

Obama's choice of veteran senator Biden (D-DE) comes as little surprise for many in the media and blogosphere who had expected Obama to pick seniority over obscurity.

His pool of potential candidates had dwindled over recent weeks. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas were other names often bandied about as possible contenders, but Biden seemed to have the lion's share of the attention.

Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama's bitter rival in the Democratic primaries, was out of the running early, signified by her and former president Bill Clinton's tepid support for the Illinois senator in the days following her concession. Just recently her brother also had paid a visit to the McCain camp.

Sen. John McCain will announce his VP pick on his 72nd birthday on Aug. 29.

1 comment:

sydneydoll said...

i wonder who will win the election.

they make it sound like obama but the polls are neck and neck.