Biden on McCain

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
August 24, 2008 8:36am CST
Barack Obama might want to rethink his choice in Joe Biden. When you have friends like Biden who needs enemies. On a post-debate appearance on MSNBC, October 30, 2007, Biden said “The only guy who’s qualified to be President is John McCain.” Now what a minute when your running mate is saying that the other guy is more qualified that does not look to good. Biden appearing on The Daily Show, August 2, 2005 “John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with John McCain, because I think the country would be better off.” Now I know this was back in 05 but still do you really want your running mate to think like this about your opponent. On Meet the Press, November 27, 2005, Obama said “I have been calling for more troops for over two years, along with John McCain and others subsequent to my saying that.” That almost sound like Biden is or at lest one time a fan of the Surge. But did not Obama say that the surge was a failure. Maybe Biden and Obama can meet somewhere and sort out their differences.
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@TantrooM (61)
• United States
26 Aug 08
During his first speech accepting the VP position in Springfield, Biden said that the John McCain he had been friends with, the Maverick, had changed to support the very things he once stood against. Thus that overrides his support of McCain previously, so he has already addressed those quotes.
• United States
24 Aug 08
I think that Biden is a good choice for VP. Like Cheney, he is out spoken, says what he thinks, and doesn't mind upsetting people. He supported the surge in Iraq, and doesn't appologize for that, even though Obama didn't that doesn't mean that they are enemies. I wonder how scared McCain is, because Biden is a very good friend of McCain's, and I wonder what Biden knows about McCain that could come out. I am not sure who Biden was talking about when he made that statement on October 30, but if he was speaking of the republicans, I would have to agree with him. I think he is correct that the country would have been better off to have a ticket with one person from each party on a ticket. But, that will never happen on the republican side, and I think that Biden knew that. I can't wait to hear who McCain picks now, I have a feeling that will be Romney.
@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Maybe Biden has signed on for running mate hoping to bring Obama down somehow because he realizes he is not fit to be president. ;)
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Now there is a conspiracy theory:-)
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@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Considering all the things Biden has said against Obama in the past, and now he is renouncing it all and signing on as vp? I'd say it is a conspiracy theory well founded.
@KrauseHome (34724)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Personally, this is interesting. I am not sure that if I were Obama, this would have been my choice for VP, especially after he has said things like this, but maybe Obama feels they can put their differences behind them, and come up with a strategy to help make this country better. All I can say is we here in the USA need a change, and someone who will focus more on the people here and give back. Personally, I think this choice could make for an interesting rest of the campaign.
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