Joe Biden presidential campaign, 2008

Joe Biden Presidential Campaign, 2008

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Joe Biden presidential campaign, 2008

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The Joe Biden presidential campaign, 2008 began when Senator Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States on the January 7, 2007 edition of Meet the Press. He officially became a candidate on January 31, 2007 after filing papers with the Federal Elections Commission. Biden had previously run for president in 1988, but failed to receive the nomination of the Democratic Party. If elected, Biden would have been the first sitting Senator and Roman Catholic to be president since John F. Kennedy, and the first President to be born during World War II. (b. 1942)

During the campaign, Biden focused on his plan to achieve political success in the Iraq War through a system of federalization. He touted his record in the Senate as the head of several congressional committees and experience in foreign policy. Despite a few notable endorsements, Biden failed to garner significant support in opinion polls, and was marred by controversial comments made while campaigning. He ultimately dropped out of the race on January 3, 2008, after capturing less than 1% of the vote in the Iowa caucus.

Seven months after conclusion of his campaign, Biden was selected to be Democratic nominee Barack Obama's running mate. The pair won in the general election, and were sworn in on January 20, 2009.

Campaign development

Groundwork for the campaign

Biden had run for president once before, but his 1988 presidential campaign had lasted for only three and a half...
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