When was Biden announced as 2012 running mate?
September 3, 2012 8:33 PM   Subscribe

What was the first official announcement that Joe Biden would be Obama's 2012 vice-presidential running mate?
posted by grouse to Law & Government (4 answers total)
 
To clarify, I'm asking about 2012, not 2008.
posted by grouse at 9:03 PM on September 3, 2012


There was never an official announcement per se. President Obama recently marked the 4 year anniversary of his vp pick with a personal tweet, but that's as close as I think they've come to an announcement.

The official official announcement comes at the convention this week with his nomination for VP.
posted by inturnaround at 9:09 PM on September 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Vice President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday he would be President Barack Obama's running mate on the 2012 presidential ticket. Biden made the announcement on NBC's "Today" show when it was suggested that there were questions about whether the vice president would be on the ticket for Obama's reelection campaign. -- Politico, 10/12/11

I don't think there was a formal announcement, and that's practically the only story about that casual confirmation that I found.

The official official announcement comes at the convention this week with his nomination for VP.

Technically, it comes when papers are filed for the first primary or caucus to require them. I voted for Obama-Biden last spring.
posted by dhartung at 12:57 AM on September 4, 2012


What primary or caucus has ever required a VP line? Those were all done well before Romney picked Ryan.
posted by Etrigan at 4:35 AM on September 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


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