Joe Biden, as predicted on this blog! (and since I’m usually wrong about this sort of thing, this is impressive. Or random)
US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has announced that Joe Biden will be his running mate in November’s election.
Mr Obama’s choice, confirmed on his website and with a text message to supporters, comes ahead of next week’s Democratic Party convention.
Mr Biden, a 65-year-old veteran lawmaker, is highly respected on foreign policy issues.
Republican contender John McCain could announce his choice next week.