With just the right touch of excitement in his voice, Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama made known the worst-kept secret these past forty-eight hours: Senator Joseph Biden is Obama’s Democratic Vice Presidential choice. The six term senator from Delaware appeared to be overjoyed as he joined Barack Obama on stage in Springfield, Illinois, for what will be their only joint rally appearance.
In his introductory speech, Obama called Senator Biden “one of the finest public servants of our time.” Obama also stated that he was looking for “a man with a distinguished record. A man with fundamental decency. That man is Joe Biden…he is completely suited to be my partner as we work to put our country back on track.”
In a noticeable slam against current Vice President Cheney, Obama said that “instead of secret energy task forces stacked with big oil and a vice president that twists the facts and shut the American people out…I know that Joe Biden will give us some straight talk!”
Concluding his speech, that brought back memories of the Barack Obama the nation met in 2004 at the Democratic Convention, Obama emphatically pontificated:
“Now with Joe Biden at my side, I am confident we can take this country in a new direction…we are ready to overcome the adversity of the last eight years. We won’t just win this election in November, we will restore that fair shot at your dreams that is at the core of who Joe Biden is and what I am and what America is as a nation.”