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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:47 AM

Our VP - How Could You NOT Love Him?



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“It's meatball with provolone”-VP, ordering sandwiches for his staff @Potbelly today in DC. (WH Photo-D. Lienemann) pic.twitter.com/OabWljEa


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Reply Our VP - How Could You NOT Love Him? (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
elleng Jan 2013 #1
madokie Jan 2013 #2
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 #3
progressoid Jan 2013 #5
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 #6
progressoid Jan 2013 #10
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 #11
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #4
Richardo Jan 2013 #8
Indykatie Jan 2013 #15
PatSeg Jan 2013 #18
gateley Jan 2013 #20
ProfessionalLeftist Jan 2013 #7
fadedrose Jan 2013 #9
PatSeg Jan 2013 #12
gateley Jan 2013 #21
PatSeg Jan 2013 #24
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #13
PatSeg Jan 2013 #19
tartan2 Jan 2013 #14
gateley Jan 2013 #22
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #16
ReRe Jan 2013 #17
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #23
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #25
goclark Jan 2013 #26
riqster Jan 2013 #27
NYFlip Jan 2013 #28
gateley Jan 2013 #30
demtenjeep Jan 2013 #29
Rochester Jan 2013 #31
fadedrose Jan 2013 #32

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:51 AM

1. CAN'T!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:51 AM

2. Joe is our Man

He remembers where he came from. Good man Joe Biden

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:01 PM

3. It will be interesting to see how the field opens up in 2016.

It's hard to believe that Richard Nixon was the only VP who also served as President.


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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:15 PM

5. not quite.

Fourteen vice presidents have become president, eight because of the death of a president. These eight so-called 'accidental presidents' were John Tyler (VP for W, H. Harrison) Millard Fillmore (VP for Taylor) Andrew Johnson (VP for Lincoln), Chester A. Arthur (VP for Garfield) , Theodore Roosevelt(VP for McKinley) , Calvin Coolidge (VP for Harding) , Harry S. Truman (VP for F.D. Roosevelt) , and Lyndon B. Johnson (VP for Kennedy).
Vice-president Gerald Ford (VP for Nixon) took office because of President Nixon's resignation.
The other vice presidents who became president were John Adams (VP for Washington) , Thomas Jefferson, (VP for John Adams) Martin Van Buren (VP for Jackson) , Richard M. Nixon (VP for Eisenhower) and George H. W. Bush (VP for Reagan) . Of these six, all but Nixon were elected president immediately after serving as vice president. Nixon was defeated in 1960 but ran again and won in 1968

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Response to progressoid (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:26 PM

6. Damn that's good. You should submit that to wiki

The following was as clear as mud.

Office as stepping stone to the Presidency

In recent decades, the Vice Presidency has frequently been used to launch bids for the Presidency. The transition of the office to its modern stature occurred primarily as a result of Franklin Roosevelt's 1940 nomination, when he captured the ability to nominate his running mate instead of leaving the nomination to the convention. Prior to that, party bosses often used the Vice Presidential nomination as a consolation prize for the party's minority faction. A further factor potentially contributing to the rise in prestige of the office was the adoption of Presidential preference primaries in the early 20th century. By adopting primary voting, the field of candidates for Vice President was expanded by both the increased quantity and quality of presidential candidates successful in some primaries, yet who ultimately failed to capture the Presidential nomination at the convention.

Of the thirteen Presidential elections from 1956 to 2004, nine featured the incumbent President; the other four (1960, 1968, 1988, 2000) all featured the incumbent Vice President. Former Vice Presidents also ran, in 1984 (Walter Mondale), and in 1968 (Richard Nixon, against the incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey). The first Presidential election to include neither the incumbent President nor the incumbent Vice President on a major party ticket since 1952 came in 2008 when President George W. Bush had already served two terms and Vice President Cheney chose not to run. Richard Nixon is also the only non-sitting Vice President to be elected President, as well as the only person to be elected President and Vice President twice each.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice_President_of_the_United_States

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:57 PM

10. Honestly,

I didn't even check to see if it is accurate.

Stole it from answers.com

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_vice_presidents_became_president

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Response to progressoid (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:59 PM

11. LOL!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:15 PM

4. Hope that clerk never needs to file for bankruptcy

 

Joe Biden helped the already bloated anti-consumer credit industry make it a LOT harder even for people who were in dire financial straits through no fault of their own, such as from massive medical bills, to file for bankruptcy relief. I've never been able to get too sentimental over ol' non-ordinary Joe since. When push comes to shove he'll pose for pictures with the little guy but he'll stand with the oligarchs.

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:59 PM

8. Yeah, he's pure evil.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:48 PM

15. Richardo Beat Me To That Comment

Whenever something positive is posted about any Democrat it only takes a minute for someone to show up and piss on the parade and accuse them of being the worst human on earth. Biden has done a great job as VP and I have always admired him and will continue to do.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:22 PM

18. I have been a big supporter of Joe Biden for years now

I have seen almost identical posts on Biden threads pretty much every time. Its getting really old and redundant. Just because someone doesn't agree with something that Joe did in the Senate, doesn't mean they can't give him credit for his accomplishments. It certainly is petty to bring it up every time his name appears at DU in an unrelated thread. If this thread had been about bankruptcy, that might have been an appropriate time for such a comment.

I have always admired him as well!

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:50 PM

20. Wow! You're so right! Thank GOD you brought that up -- nobody has EVER

mentioned it before on DU!



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:33 PM

7. I do love me some Smokin Joe Biden!

He kicks ass.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:06 PM

9. I've loved him since I first heard him at hearings

screening people for Bush's selections for offices..

He was on Larry King and warned that the US was not prepared for terrorism and would like to see more done to protect the country.

He scared me with his examples of how terrorists could cause great damage by many types of entry.

The next day the two planes hit the towers, 9-11-01, and all I thought about was Joe Biden telling me this would happen the very night before. I never forgot it and and never will, and I remember wishing that Joe was prez - but of course we know who wuz...

You're nobody's fool, Joe...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:17 PM

12. Oh, I have forgotten about that

This is one man who rarely got the credit he deserved. At least now that is changing.

I DO remember wishing Joe was president as well.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:52 PM

21. I'm not sure he EVER gets all the credit he deserves, PatSeg!

And I seem to recall being a Biden supporter as well.

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Response to gateley (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:46 PM

24. Okay, okay

He never gets ALL the credit he deserves. Sadly, he's gotten a lot of blame that he didn't deserve.

Hmmm, yeah I recall you being a Biden supporter in the old days!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:35 PM

13. Could you imagine if Dick Cheney tried to do this?

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:24 PM

19. Yeah, I can

"If you all don't do what I want, then you can go f*#k yourselves!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:44 PM

14. I will always love me some Joe Biden!!!!

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Response to tartan2 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:53 PM

22. Ditto. Someone posted he's America's Hero. I'd add, "unsung" -- he's done a lot for us.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:53 PM

16. K & R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:58 PM

17. I could NOT "not love" Joe...

K&R

I've been watching and listening to Joe for many many years, when he was on the Judiciary Committee specifically. And hey, how did he know my favorite deli sandwich? I love meatball with provolone, and some banana peppers thrown on there too! Joe makes me smile.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:08 PM

23. Note the sign and his smile - Box O' Cheer

Great guy!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:49 PM

25. Biden 2016

I could go for some of that

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:57 PM

26. Love Joe Biden

Each day I am thankkful for his wisdom and the way he
handles tough issues.
He has a lovely family too.:loveyaa

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:57 PM

27. He was my first choice for President in 2008 (nt)

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Response to riqster (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:05 PM

28. Mine too

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Response to riqster (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:35 PM

30. Mine, too -- but since he didn't make it, I'm very happy with how it turned out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:29 PM

29. Love Joe Biden

HE knows what it is like to struggle, be a working man and knows true loss.


I LOVE Biden!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:52 PM

31. The more I read about Joe, the more I like him!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:59 PM

32. Joe's he reason I was mad at Michigan for a long time...

They held a primary in January and the DNC said they couldn't hold it earlier than August -their regular primary election time - and that the delegates would not be counted at the convention.

So all the sensible candidates pulled their names off of our useless ballot and didn't even come here to campaign. This was my big chance to vote for Joe Biden for President, and Michigan screwed it up. He wasn't on the ballot.

I was so so mad. At the time, I never considered Obama although I really liked him, because a black man could never be elected president of the US. Everyone knows that.

Clinton left her name on the ballot and her people were demanding (unethically) that she get ALL of Michigan's delegates. The DNC wisely estimated and divided them amongst about 5 candidates.

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