Statements on Obama’s No. 2 selection.
Hagel: “Joe Biden is the right partner for Barack Obama…. An Obama-Biden ticket is a very impressive and strong team.” Read it here.
Lugar: “I congratulate Senator Barack Obama on his selection of my friend, Senator Joe Biden, to be his vice-presidential running mate.” Read it here.Ted Kennedy weighs in from Hyannis Port, saying “Barack Obama said he wanted a strong independent leader and a strong advocate for average Americans, and he got one in Joe Biden.”
Kaine praises Biden as “a tremendous leader and a great complement to Senator Obama and his candidacy.”
Hillary Clinton “In naming my colleague and friend Joe Biden to be the vice presidential nominee, Barack Obama has continued in the best traditions for the vice presidency by selecting an exceptionally strong, experienced leader and devoted public servant. Senator Biden will be a purposeful and dynamic vice president who will help Senator Obama both win the presidency and govern this great country.”