UK Daily Mail 
Saturday, Aug 23, 2008
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has named Joe Biden as his running mate, despite the veteran politician once admitting that Obama was ‘not yet ready for the presidency’.
Mr Biden, 65, is known for being talkative and is prone to making statements which get him in to trouble.
Last year he said Mr Obama was “not yet ready” for the presidency, a remark which will now be seized upon by the Republican attack machine ahead of the general election on November 4.
Even before Mr Obama confirmed his selection this morning, McCain campaign spokesman Ben Porritt said: ‘There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama’s lack of experience than Joe Biden.
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‘Biden has denounced Barack Obama’s poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans are quickly realising – that Barack Obama is not ready to be president.’
Mr Biden, who chairs the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has 30 years experience and will help challenge the frequent criticism that his campaign lacks foreign policy experience.
Mr Obama’s choice of the Delaware senator as his vice presidential nominee was officially confirmed by a text message to supporters this morning as his campaign continues to embrace technology to garner support.