Saturday, August 23, 2008
CNN: Obama Picks Biden for VP
CNN, MSNBC, and the AP are reporting that Barack Obama has picked Delaware Senator Joseph Biden to run with him as his Vice Presidential candidate. Joe Biden is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is a respected member of the Senate for many years (he is in his sixth term). Sen. Biden himself ran as a Presidential candidate this cycle but dropped out shortly after the Iowa results came in. Barack Obama should announce this decision at a rally in Springfield today(Saturday August 23rd)
UPDATE: 12:35PM CT - A protective detail of secret service agents has been dispatched to Sen. Biden's Lake House in Delaware where the Bidens are currently at. This would be in addition to reports of at least one, possibly two, police cars parked in his drive way and patrols by local law enforcement which has been stepped up within the past half-hour.
More information as it becomes avaliable.