Barack Obama and Joe Biden gave their first joint interview which will air on 60 Minutes tomorrow night. While Obama went out of his way to say nice things about John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin, he also contrasted her with Biden’s experience and readiness to be commander in chief.
The Obama campaign wasted little time pouncing on John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin as inexperienced, in bed with Big Oil, and committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. Democrats called the choice political panic.
Now that word is out about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin being selected to be John McCain’s VP, the Obama campaign has gone to work. They released a statement on the selection:
Contrary to cable news network reports, Sarah Palin’s name has been floating around for weeks as a dark horse running mate possibility. The upside is that she brings youth, gender, and conservative credentials to the ticket. The downside is that this pick was based on a political calculation that if it backfires will doom his campaign.
After weeks and months of punditry and media speculations on who will be the Vice Presidential picks for both John McCain and Barack Obama, it appears that the normally dull McCain campaign has made a bit of fresh news by “leaking” some new developments to the press.