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  • Biden (again) thinks FDR was president in 1929 and TV's common

    09/23/2008 9:23:39 AM PDT · by jbwbubba · 98 replies · 377+ views
    The Corner ^ | Sept 23, 2008
    Joe Biden's denunciation of his own campaign's ad to Katie Couric got so much attention last night that another odd note in the interview slipped by. He was speaking about the role of the White House in a financial crisis. "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'" As Reason's Jesse Walker footnotes it: "And if you owned an experimental TV set in 1929, you would have seen him. And you would have said to yourself, 'Who is that...
  • Biden Talks Tough (says Bush is "Brain Dead")

    07/05/2007 5:11:50 PM PDT · by RDTF · 100 replies · 2,678+ views
    The Caucus at NYTimes via Drudge Report ^ | July 5, 2007 | Adam Nagourney
    DES MOINES — Joseph Biden, the Delaware Democrat running for president, is a man of strong opinions. During a campaign event in a Des Moines backyard today, Mr. Biden had some choice words for President Bush and two of the Republicans running for the White House. “This guy is brain dead,” Mr. Biden said to surprised applause and laughter from the crowd. “I know I’ll be quoted, I’ll be killed for that.” “This is a guy who is on the balls of his heels, here’s a guy who is lower off in the polls than any president in modern history...
  • Drop Out, Biden

    02/05/2007 7:55:38 PM PST · by DBCJR · 27 replies · 898+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2/5/07 | Jonathan Chait.
    ...Biden has been telling people for months that he's going to run ... If I turned on the television and watched Biden formally accepting the nomination at the Democratic National Convention, I might believe it then. ... I'm not saying Biden shouldn't be president. I have tons of respect for him, and I think he'd do a terrific job if he could get it. I just find it amusing that he thinks there's some chance he could become president. ... Biden's charming cluelessness was on display in a recent ABC news interview. The famously verbose senator was asked to state...
  • MSM Forgive-a-thon Continues: Olbermann Calls Biden Comments 'A Slip'

    01/31/2007 6:09:32 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 1,675+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I'm feeling a lot of love out there. Directed by the MSM toward Joe Biden, that is, for having called Barack Obama the first "clean" and "articulate" black presidential candidate. Earlier this evening, as noted here, Chris Matthews, joined by MSMers Jay Carney and Anne Kornblut, cut Biden mucho slack. The forgive-a-thon continued on Countdown. First, Keith Olbermann declared Biden's comments "a slip." Washington Poster Dana Milbank got into the evening's understanding zeitgeist, assuring us that "nobody sees Joe Biden as a racist." Olbermann spun a theory that "the conservative media establishment" including "bloggers" who are "doing a lot...
  • BIDEN RESPONDS: 'My mother has an expression: 'Clean as a whistle and sharp as a tack.''...

    01/31/2007 2:23:57 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 1,864+ views
    Drudge ^ | Jan. 31, 2007 SEN. BIDEN SHOCK INTERVIEW: 'I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy'... AUDIO... BIDEN RESPONDS: 'My mother has an expression: 'Clean as a whistle and sharp as a tack.''...
  • Biden Says He Is Going To Run

    09/25/2006 7:06:34 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 62 replies · 1,093+ views
    Daily Iowan ^ | 9/25/06
    Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., bucked a trend by announcing his intention to run for president over the weekend - distinguishing himself from other visiting hopefuls who have dodged the question on their respective visits to Iowa. Biden swept through eastern Iowa on Sept. 23, stumping and raising money for Democratic congressional hopeful Dave Loebsack during a two-day tour of the state. "I'm coming back next year to do something else," Biden said near the end of his speech in Cedar Rapids, referring to next fall's run-up to Iowa's January 2008 caucuses, which signal the official start of the presidential election...
  • Sen. Biden offers national security plan

    09/07/2006 11:46:05 AM PDT · by John Carey · 37 replies · 973+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | September 7, 2006 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, a White House hopeful, said Thursday that the al-Qaida terrorist network clearly wants to strike the United States again, perhaps with an attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001. "I believe they're planning something as large and complex as 9/11," Biden told an audience at the National Press Club four days before the fifth anniversary of the attacks. "If you look at their modus operandi, that's how they have proceeded. That's how they have worked. And, I believe that's what they're doing," said Biden, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We have...
  • Biden ends Iowa visit addressing domestic issues

    08/31/2006 6:50:47 AM PDT · by antioscar · 5 replies · 357+ views
    The Muscatine Journal ^ | August 31, 2006 | By MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., says he intended to spend his time in Iowa discussing domestic issues, but somehow his two-week trip centered mostly on the war in Iraq. "We did 49 events in Iowa," said Biden, a presidential hopeful who concluded his stay in Iowa on Wednesday. "There was virtually no questions about domestic issues that I got from any of the groups. "It was all about foreign policy, all about national security, all about concern about where we are in the world," he said. "There's this feeling, a lack of certitude, this unease."
  • Sen. Biden: 'My State Was A Slave State'...

    08/27/2006 11:32:10 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 83 replies · 2,922+ views
    Sen. Biden Brags: "My State Was A Slave State"
  • Biden not worried about Southern Dems [his home state of Delaware was a "slave state."....]

    08/27/2006 4:49:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies · 2,265+ views
    Biden not worried about Southern Dems 43 minutes ago Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record) says he can hold his own in a 2008 presidential primary against Democratic contenders from the South, noting that his home state of Delaware was a "slave state." Biden dismissed the notion that he was a "Northeastern liberal" who would have a poor showing in the South against other likely contenders such as Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee. "Better than anybody else," Biden said, when asked on "Fox News Sunday" to...
  • Prayin' Joe: Biden Claims 3x in FNC Interview To Be 'Praying'

    08/27/2006 10:59:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 1,371+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 27, 2006 - 13:49 If once is an aberration, and twice a trend, what's three times? The first time Joe Biden told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that he was "praying," it got my attention. By the third time - using the variant "I pray to God" - I was thoroughly curious. Then something happened at the end of the interview that might explain Joe's sudden bout of religiosity. By the way, Biden claimed to be 'praying' in response to various pieces of evidence that Wallace confronted him with suggesting that, at long last, the...
  • Sen. Biden: Bush Can 'Screw Things Up'

    08/23/2006 2:12:13 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 22 replies · 799+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 24 August 2006
    President Bush has staked out a hardline position on Iraq that is out of step with even his top military advisers and leaves the United States few options, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden said in Iowa Tuesday. "With him digging himself in (Monday), he went even beyond what I'm confident his military advisers are saying, that under no circumstances are we going to leave," Biden said. Biden's comments came as he opened his latest swing through Iowa in Cedar Rapids, where he campaigned for congressional candidate Dave Loebsack. Biden said he had traveled to war torn Iraq this summer. During the...
  • Biden tests presidential waters in Waterloo [New Hampshire]

    08/13/2006 10:46:54 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 16 replies · 380+ views
    wcfcourier ^ | August 13, 2006 | KAREN HEINSELMAN
    WATERLOO --- All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, borrowed those words of Irish poet William Butler Yeats to sum up the state of the world. Six years ago, he said, America was a land with opportunities. Then came the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The invasion of Iraq. A growing deficit. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Turmoil in the Middle East. "I have never seen anything quite like this," said Biden, a U.S. senator since 1973. "There's never been such international confusion and lacking of (American) leadership." Biden, who is considering running for his...
  • Biden returns to Iowa after 19-year absence

    08/11/2006 12:28:42 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 26 replies · 777+ views
    Quad-city Times ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Delaware Sen. Joe Biden was back in Iowa on Thursday, ending a 19-year absence from the state that will launch the presidential nominating season. The Democrat said he has decided to test the presidential waters because of partisan gridlock in the Senate. Even if Democrats regain control of the chamber, he said it's unlikely they could advance much of an agenda. "The only place you can do that is from the White House," said Biden, who plans to spend 15 days this month in Iowa. "I don't think we're going to get back in the near...
  • McCain, Clinton Top Choices For 2008 In New Poll (Arizona Rocky Mountain Poll)

    08/01/2006 1:23:11 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 63 replies · 753+ views
    Related Links Arizona Politics Neither of the frontrunners has publicly committed to running. McCain repeatedly has said he will not decide until after the mid-term elections in November. Clinton also has been vague. Among Republicans, McCain was the top choice among more than 40 percent of those surveyed in the Rocky Mountain Poll. McCain unsuccessfully sought the party’s nomination in 2000. He was followed in the survey by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Next were former Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee and Sen. George Allen of Virginia. “Seeing McCain...
  • Delaware's Pride, America's Joy (Why Biden, and only Biden, is mediocre enough to lead Dems '08)

    07/14/2006 2:28:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 902+ views
    Reason ^ | July 14, 2006 | David Weigel
    Why Biden, and only Biden, is mediocre enough to lead the Democrats in '08 Michelle Malkin is absolutely right. Last week's "7-Eleven slur" by six-term Senator Delaware Joe Biden wasn't a slur at all. Biden, chatting up New Hampshire voter Manish Antani, simply noted that thousands of Indians were making their nests in the First State and "you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent." Antani beamed: "I'm really excited for you!" No one was insulted. If anything, the men established a Reagan/Gorby bond. That didn't prevent a mini-volcano of outrage...
  • The Biden Factor

    07/02/2006 6:18:08 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 105 replies · 1,833+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 2 2006 | salena zito
    The Biden Factor By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, July 2, 2006 Blunt, charismatic, smart and blessed with a can't-help-yourself appeal that crosses most geo-social-economic-political lines. Meet Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., long-time member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary and 13 key subcommittees, from border security to crimes and drugs. And Democrat presidential candidate in 2008. "Am I running? Yes," he told me during an interview ranging from the all-important upcoming midterms to his bid for the nation's highest office.
  • Slamming Bush, Biden declares candidacy

    07/01/2006 10:18:29 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 103 replies · 2,170+ views
    Union Leader ^ | July 2, 2006 | JOHN DISTASO
    After more than 30 years in the United States Senate and nearly 20 years after his first try for his party’s Presidential nomination, Joseph Biden has no doubts about making another run for the White House. “I’m in,” the Delaware Democrat said Friday as he began a five-day visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state. “I know I’m supposed to hedge, but I’m in.” Biden dropped out of the 1988 nomination race amid allegations of plagiarism. He then suffered a cerebral aneurysm virtually on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. He recalls being given a 30 percent chance of surviving....
  • 'Heroes' of Senate liberalism

    03/05/2006 11:39:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 638+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    With a dozen or so U.S. senators giving serious consideration to running for their party's 2008 presidential nomination, voters will want to know how the political ideologies of these potential candidates rank among their colleagues. Arguably, voters can best discern the relative ideologies by comparing the votes they cast on identical issues. Both the nonpartisan National Journal and the liberal Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) have recently released their 2005 voting guides, ranking the ideological purity of members of Congress. Herewith is a review of those rankings among the five Democratic senators -- Evan Bayh of Indiana, Joe Biden of...
  • Biden not bidin' his time: He labels Hillary a lefty

    02/17/2006 3:19:00 PM PST · by ncountylee · 44 replies · 1,399+ views
    Union-Tribune ^ | February 17, 2006 | LLOYD GROVE
    Sen. Hillary Clinton is trying to position herself as a centrist, but her potential rival for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., apparently believes she's “far left.” “It's a Hillary thing,” Biden says in the upcoming GQ. “I look at the assets she brings to bear, and the conventional wisdom. Do I need $40 million, like they're saying? How do I get there? And if the mood of the party is so far left, then possibly that's death for me.” The talkative Biden also psychoanalyzes President Bush: “There's a piece of President Bush that's like some of the...
  • Biden Says White House Bid More Likely!

    02/01/2006 10:50:31 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 68 replies · 1,613+ views
    Delaware Online - The NewsJournal | 2/1/06
    Since we can't post the article you can read it here Biden Says White House Bid More Likely
  • The Case for Joe Biden

    01/31/2006 6:36:29 PM PST · by wjersey · 49 replies · 1,728+ views
    MSNBC (Newsweek) ^ | 1/31/2006 | Ron Goldstein
    A long time political consultant argues that the senior senator from Delaware is the Democrat’s best shot ----- There are several ways we choose our presidents. During the primaries, we may vote for the person who looks as if he or she will perform best as a candidate—someone who “looks” presidential, who seems savvy with the media and who will represent our best interests. At the last moment, we might pick the candidate who seems to have the best head of steam—the person who could actually win. Others vote for the candidate they believe would make the best president, based...
  • Joe Biden's Loose Lips

    01/12/2006 7:08:58 AM PST · by Angel · 56 replies · 2,482+ views
    2005, Washington Post Writers Group ^ | January 12, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    The only thing standing between Joe Biden and the presidency is his mouth. ... snip The tragedy is that Biden, who is running for president, is a much better man and senator than these accounts would suggest. But his tendency, his compulsion, his manic-obsessive running of the mouth has become the functional equivalent of womanizing or some other character weakness that disqualifies a man for the presidency. It is his version of corruption, of alcoholism, of a fierce temper or vile views -- all the sorts of things that have crippled candidates in the past. It is, though, an innocent...
  • Between Elections (Bill Richardson Running in 2008 - Also Joe Biden said he was Running Yesterday!)

    11/11/2005 6:47:11 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 50 replies · 918+ views
    When he's asked whether he is running for president in 2008, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) usually bobs and weaves and says he's running for reelection next year. After that, he says, there'll be plenty of time to talk about '08. But Richardson, former congressman, energy secretary, ambassador to the United Nations, globe-trotting troubleshooter and now author, seemed to be hewing a different line this week. Richardson's been in town, hawking his riveting new autobiography, "Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life." Albuquerque's new baseball team may have gained some fans in North Korea. (Albuquerque Journal Via Associated...
  • Sen. Biden stumps in Kentucky (Biden:"I'm going to shove my rosary beads down their throats")

    11/03/2005 6:47:02 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 224 replies · 5,715+ views
    Lexington Harald ^ | 10/24/05 | AP
    "If I'm the nominee, Republicans will be sorry," said Biden, a Roman Catholic who ran for president in 1988. "The next Republican that tells me I'm not religious I'm going to shove my rosary beads down their throat." Biden said that in most cases, Democrats have themselves to blame for losing in so-called red states such as Kentucky and Ohio. "We have put up too many candidates who can't connect with middle-class Americans," he said. "In the last two (presidential elections), the Democratic Party has lost its base, the middle-class votes. ... And we have played into the hands of...
  • Sleeper Candidate (Joe Biden's interest in the presidency comes back to haunt Democrats)

    08/20/2005 11:04:43 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 27 replies · 1,552+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 18, 2005 | Bill Whalen
    IMAGINE THAT RIP VAN WINKLE was a Democrat--one waking up from an 18-year slumber.As Rip nodded off in the summer of 1987, his party was mobilizing to take down a conservative Supreme Court nominee. Rip's fellow Dems needed the win: They'd lost two national elections during the decade to a president they were convinced was a lunkhead; opinions differed over whether the party needed to chart a more moderate course. But Rip remembered that help was on the way in the form of New York's most glamorous Democrat (Mario Cuomo), who was the odds-on-favorite to be the next president. Not...
  • Possible '08 Contender Biden Writing Book

    07/28/2005 4:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 763+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/28/05 | AP
    NEW YORK - Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record), the Delaware Democrat who has already expressed interest in running for president in 2008, has taken another step that signals a White House candidacy: He's writing a book. "Biden, in writing his first book, will tell the story of his remarkable 30-year career in the United States Senate — from journeyman days as a 29-year old Senator too young to be sworn in, to his rise to become one of the most powerful Democrats," publisher Random House said Thursday in a statement. Biden's planned book follows in the tradition of...
  • Biden his time — run, Joe, run! (hilarious! about all the lies of Biden, Gore, Kerry & Clintons!)

    06/23/2005 9:40:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,504+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 23, 2005 | Bob Tyrrell
    A rainbow of happiness has just arched across this great capital. It is about time. For several weeks, life here has been glum. The Democrats are very indignant. The Republicans are apparently stunned. This has been a dreary time to be in Washington. Yet happiness is back. We can laugh again. The irrepressible Sen. Joe Biden has announced on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he is seeking the presidency. He thought about running in 2004, but feared he had gotten the presidential itch too late. Dr. Howard Dean was already a shoo-in. Now he only has Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • Politics In Fantasyland ( Biden for President!-FUNNY)

    06/23/2005 10:23:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies · 494+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/24/05 | R.Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. A rainbow of happiness has just arched across this great capital. It is about time. For several weeks, life here has been glum. The Democrats are very indignant. Republicans apparently are stunned. This has been a dreary time to be in Washington.
  • SEN JOSEPH BIDEN TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008 (looking to plagiarize once more?)

    06/19/2005 11:43:32 AM PDT · by NO_2_CORZINE · 59 replies · 2,473+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden said on Sunday he intends to run for president in 2008, two decades after he dropped out of the race amid charges he plagiarized a British politician's speech. "My intention now is to seek the nomination," Biden, of Delaware, said on CBS television's "Face the Nation." He said he would explore his support and decide by the end of this year -- a sign the race may get off to an early and competitive start. "If in fact I think I have a clear shot at winning the nomination, by this November...
  • US Senator Biden early contender for Democratic presidential nomination

    06/19/2005 10:48:38 AM PDT · by red state girl · 40 replies · 705+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/19/2005 | WASHINGTON (AFP)
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Senator Joseph Biden became the first Democrat to openly acknowledge plans to run for the White House in 2008, telling CBS television that he will pursue his party's presidential nomination. "My intention now is to seek the nomination," Biden told CBS television's "Face the Nation" program. Biden said he has already begun preliminary efforts to garner political backing and raise funds for a White House bid. "I'm quite frankly going out and seeing if I can get the support," Biden said. "I'm taking my game on the road, (and) letting people know what I think," said...
  • Biden Says He Will Seek Democratic Presidential Nomination in '08

    06/19/2005 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies · 1,725+ views
    Biden Says He Will Seek Democratic Presidential Nomination in '08 Delaware Senator Joe Biden has his eye on the white house again. He told CBS' Face the Nation he will seek the democratic presidential nomination in three years. It wasn't a formal announcement, but Biden made it pretty clear. "My intention now is to seek the nomination." The outspoken ranking democrat on the foreign relations committee says you can expect to see him on the road, putting his ideas out there and testing the water. "It may very well be that by the end of the year I find out...
  • Feisty Biden toying with run for president

    02/25/2005 5:30:05 PM PST · by KidGlock · 66 replies · 1,308+ views
    SFGate ^ | 2/25/05
    Outspoken Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware confirmed Wednesday that he is seriously testing the waters for a 2008 presidential run -- even as he acknowledged that Sen. Hillary Clinton would be "the overwhelming, prohibitive favorite'' to become the nominee of his party. "I'm sounding it out,'' said Biden, 62, during an interview with The Chronicle editorial board. "In all my career, there's more at stake than any time since I've been a senator ... (and) I have some pretty clear ideas about what I think should be done.'' /snip On Iraq, Biden warned that there is a chance that...