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How Biden Got the Nod

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 26th, 2008 4:40 am by HL

How Biden Got the Nod
The Wall Street Journal has the must-read piece of the day on how Sen. Joe Biden lobbied to become Sen. Barack Obama’s running mate.

“When the Obama campaign’s vice-presidential vetters sought financial statements, political speeches and medical records, Sen. Biden’s team turned the grueling task into an opportunity to sell their man”

Kennedy Will Appear at Convention
“In a moment that is sure to bring down the house,” Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) “is expected to attend the Democratic National Convention, most likely to deliver a speech tonight,” according to the Boston Globe.

“Buzz has built among Massachusetts politicos that Kennedy would come, and yesterday a Bay State Democrat close to the family confirmed that Kennedy has decided to travel to Denver, probably for an opening-night address.”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. confirms to Time his uncle is in Denver and will at least make an appearance at the convention.

And Ben Smith confirms Kennedy will speak to the delegates.

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