El Paso County Democrats Say Biden Was A Smart Choice

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email
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The El Paso County Democratic Party says Presidential Candidate Barack Obama choosing Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his Vice President was a smart choice.

El Paso County Democratic Party Chairman John Morris says it was a move the democratic party did not see coming. Morris called it a well kept secret.

The local group also thinks Obama and Biden compliment each other.

"The next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden!," said Obama during Saturday's debut speech outside the Old State Capital in Springfield, IL.

"Yes we can!," said Biden on Saturday.

Biden has more than 30-years of senate and foreign policy experience. "He certainly has a lot of experience at the federal level in Washington. He knows how to play the game in Washington and quite honestly you really have to know how to do that," said Morris.

But with all his experience comes a reputation. Biden apparently has a knack for having a mouth. "I know that I've been told that I talk too colloquially," said Biden.

"Obviously as a Vice Presidential Candidate he won't be able to just say what's on his mind," said Morris.

It was in Springfield, IL on Saturday where Biden spoke to a crowd for the first time as Vice Presidential Candidate. "God bless American and may he protect our troops!," said Biden.

"Now with Joe Biden at my side I am confident that we can take this country in a new direction," said Obama.

Morris says Biden was the right pick with his blue collar roots, but he and other members believe Obama isn't home free yet. They say he still has a long battle ahead.

Senator John McCain will announce his running mate in less than a week on Friday on his 72ND birthday.

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