The Pop Culture Junkie | Get Addicted
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Image Hosted by

I got the text at 2:35 am this morning, and it sounds good to me! Barack Obama has chosen Delaware Senator, Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, as many have predicted over the last week or so. Joe Biden balances his ticket with a "seasoned congressional veteran, who is well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues."

A statement on Obama's Web site said Biden "brings extensive foreign policy experience, an impressive record of collaborating across party lines, and a direct approach to getting the job done."

In selecting Biden, Obama passed over several other potential running mates, none more prominent than former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, his tenacious rival in dozens of primaries and caucuses.

Clinton issued a statement Saturday praising Obama's decision and calling Biden "an exceptionally strong, experienced leader and devoted public servant."

The decision is intended to give the Democratic ticket depth in areas Obama was labeled as weak by his Republican opponents — foreign policy and global security.

Visit MSNBC for more coverage on the Obama Biden Campaign as well as