Biden Goggles

August 22, 2008 at 11:46 am | Posted in '08 Campaign, Democratic Party | 1 Comment
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Intrade gives Joe Biden a 56% chance of becoming the VP nominee and his stock continues to rise, literally. But am I in bizaro world or something?  Are we all so short-sighted to completely ignore the history of Biden, the perpetual gaffe machine, with conventional wisdom now holding that he’s an elder statesman sure to shore up Obama’s foreign policy credentials?  In case you forgot the obvious, here are the best of Biden bloopers:

“I mean you got the first mainstream, African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking, I mean that’s a storybook, man.”

-Biden on Obama candidacy, New York Observer, January 2007

“You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.  I’m not joking.”

-CSPAN, June 2006

 “[Delaware was] a slave state that fought beside the North…that’s only because we couldn’t figure out how to get to the South, there were a couple of other states in the way.”

-On Delaware’s Confederate history, November 2006, Rotary Club meeting in Columbia, S.C.

Admits ”a mistake’‘ when he plagiarized a law review article for a paper he wrote in his first year at law school.

-September 1987

Told New Hampshire voters that he graduated in the “top half” of his law school class (actual standing: 76 out of 85)



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  1. My dear – Biden is an incredibly strong candidate and lots of strengths can be found within him. Funny thing, if Obama selected a “new” person, one of “change”, then the Republican talking point would have been that his choice was demonstrating that Obama-XXXX tiocket had no experience. And with Obama having a 47% rating on “people concerned about Obama having little experience”, I think it was a smart move.

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