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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...