With the Democratic National Convention only days away, Barack Obama announced his running mate for Vice President, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware.
What This Means
Biden gives the Obama ticket some old-school Washington appeal. Despite his experience, he's kind of known for running his mouth. He definitely has a sense of humor though - check out the YouTube clip below.
Quick facts on JB
He was first elected to the Senate at only 29
His first wife and daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident
He remarried a teacher a few years later
He has 3 kids - Hunter, Beau and Ashley
He's been a Senator for 36 years
He's the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
He sponsored Clinton's huge Crime Bill that banned assault weapons in the U.S. (which wasn't renewed by the Bush administration).
He unsuccessfully ran for President twice - including this year
He got his Law degree from Syracuse University
A woman's right to choose
Universal health care
Increased public school funding
More restrictions on access to firearms
Fighting global warming and increasing fuel efficiency
Civil unions for gay couples
Allowing gay people to serve openly in the military