Obama Introduces Biden his Running Mate: - "We Share the American Story"
Obama has introduced Senator Joe Biden as his Running Mate at a rally in Springfield today. The emphasis has been on the shared background, with Obama having been brought up by a single mother from an early age. Biden said "Barack and I share the American story," Biden said, "Barack has passed the test of leadership. He has shown vision".
In a mutual back-scratching excerise, Obama said, "Biden will put an end to a disastrous foreign policy. Biden is a foreign policy expert."
The debate between political pundits now is why, if, "the time for change has come," Senator Obama has a Congressman who has been around for 30-years and not a governor..
US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has introduced veteran Senator Joe Biden as his running mate at a rally in Springfield, Illinois.
He hailed him as a "man with a distinguished record and a fundamental decency".
Mr Obama's confirmed his choice of running mate overnight on his website and with a text message after the news began to leak to the media.
The two men are making their first appearance following the announcement.
Mr Biden, a 65-year-old veteran lawmaker, is highly respected on foreign policy and is a six-term senator who serves on the powerful Foreign Affairs Select Committee.