Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, announced his choice for vice president.
Obama says, “It is time for the change the American people need now with Joe Biden I am confident we can take this country in a new direction.”
But we asked Eastern Kentucky voters how they feel about the new addition to the Obama team.
Larry Orme says, “He came out all for change but then he picked somebody that's been in the system for years and years and I don't see how that's change.”
Claude Baker says, “He’s been head of the foreign relations, he should be pretty smart. He should make up what Obama lacks in experience.”
So with Obama and Biden now together, do voters think it's a better than choosing John McCain. Baker says, “I believe Biden has more experience than McCain.”
“When have Americans ever ever ever ever ever let their country down when they've had a leader to lead them,” says Biden.
Harold Collett says, “I don't think it helps him or hurts him on my part because I think he wouldn't be the president that we need.”
How much will Obama's new running mate affect voter’s decisions in November? Baker says, “Looks like he might.”
Orme says, “I haven't made a choice yet but I don't think that would make a big difference.>
Not all minds made up; at least until Republican John McCain announces his choice for vice president.
Governor Beshear is responding to Barack Obama choosing Joe Biden as his running mate. Governor Beshear says quote "With his vast national security, foreign policy and judicial experience, and a lifetime of service, I feel confident our nation and the commonwealth will be well served by Senator Biden."