“From the grassroots of the Democratic Party to the state’s top elected officials, Barack Obama’s choice of Joe Biden as his running mate earned a resounding thumbs up Saturday.
Gathered with an estimated 35,000 supporters and onlookers at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Robb McCoy, a 31-year-old Chenoa resident called Biden a “safe choice.”
“It strengthened the perceived weaknesses that Obama has with experience,” McCoy said.
Springfield resident Melissa Cornell, who was among those who fought off hot and humid temperatures to watch the event, said she liked Biden during the early days of the primary season.
“He is an excellent choice and an excellent representation of Barack’s judgment,” Cornell said. “Biden tells it the way it is. He’s straightforward, and I think that’s what Barack wants.”
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