The Web site has been updated and the text messages have gone out. Delaware Senator Joe Biden is Barack Obama's choice as running mate.
The selection of the 65-year-old Biden is seen striking a balance on the ticket by picking a a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues.
Obama announced the pick on his Web site with a photo of the two men and an appeal for donations. A text message went out shortly afterward that said, "Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee."
Biden's three decades in the Senate give him more than ten years seniority over Republican candidate John McCain. Biden chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Biden has a generally liberal voting record and a reputation as a long-winded orator who speaks his mind.
Obama and Biden plan their debut today outside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus