Sunday Pundits Dissect Biden Pick

Biden dominates Sunday talk shows
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2008 4:29 PM CDT
Sunday Pundits Dissect Biden Pick
Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., and his vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden D-Del. appear together for the first time at a campaign stop Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008.    (Associated Press)

The newly announced Obama/Biden ticket predictably dominated the talk shows today. Politico gives the run-down:

  • Obama VP adviser Caroline Kennedy told Meet the Press she hoped Joe Biden would prove to be as sage a pick as her father's choice of LBJ.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned Biden's rep for gaffes into a snipe at Bush on NBC, saying Obama "is not just choosing a yes man, but a person that will speak what he believes.”

  • ABC's This Week replayed an Obama gaffe where he introduces Biden as the next president, but an Obama strategist said the GOP is using the clip to distract from John McCain's real-estate slip.
  • Fox News Sunday and ABC both addressed Clinton supporters' shaky support for Obama, but Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter said the convention would be "a unifying time for the ticket."
  • Rudy Giuliani called Obama's pick weak: "The strong choice would have been Hillary Clinton," he told ABC's This Week.
(More Meet the Press stories.)

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