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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:09 PM

Joe Biden: Sex symbol?

Joe Biden: Sex symbol? - Biden has been on a tour of diners and delis in swing states.
By JONATHAN ALLEN | 10/2/12 1:28 PM EDT




He’s No. 2 on the ticket but No. 1 in their hearts.

Women born before the baby boom generation seem to have a collective crush on a handsome vice presidential candidate with piercing blue eyes and a wide smile who likes to talk about government benefits for seniors. No, not Paul Ryan.

Joe Biden’s bringing sexy back — to the Medicare-eligible set — and that could be valuable for a president who trails Republican rival Mitt Romney with women of a certain age despite having a wide advantage with their 18- to 65-year-old counterparts.

The vice president, who turns 70 in November, has been on a tour of diners and delis in swing states, charming as many white, blue-collar voters — and their mothers — as possible.

He’s kissed women on the lips – and the cheek. He pulled a biker chick so close to him at one pit stop that she appeared to be sitting in his lap in photos. And he’s talked about the acrobatic acts of cheerleaders in terms that would draw at least a PG-13 rating in Hollywood.

Chris Kofinis, a Democratic strategist, said it makes sense to have Biden working the crowd at lunch counters because he’s good at it.

“He is a classic old school retail politician and politics and elections never of that. Obama’s a great orator and Biden is the retail politician,” Kofinis said. “They’re very different and they appeal to different types of emotions of voters.”

It’s undeniable that he’s a little different than the other candidates on the presidential ticket — the vice president is a big flirt.

On Saturday at Mel’s Diner, a Fort Myers, Fla., joint, not the fictional greasy spoon on TV’s “Alice,” Biden asked a group of nurses if they would “take my pulse.”After a quick photo shoot, he told them: “If there’s any angels in heaven, they’re nurses.”

He’s an equal-opportunity flatterer, dishing out compliments to women of all ages and often admonishing school-age girls that they shouldn’t date “until you’re 30.” At one stop in Virginia in August, he told a 13-year-old young man to “keep the boys away from your sister.”

The act may seem a bit hokey to the younger generation, but the 60- and 70-somethings take Biden very seriously. Often, he’s the first to flirt — but not always.

Jan Queen, 74, snagged a hug and a kiss from the man one long, slow heartbeat away from the presidency at a campaign stop on Sept. 8. She said something to him in a hushed tone, drawing nervous laughter from other women nearby, according to a pool reporter’s write-up of the encounter. “I told him he was so handsome, so good-looking that I was not going to let go of him, and he is better looking off camera than he is on,” she said later.

The Obama campaign declined to comment for this story.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/81912.html#ixzz28B6U9zNk

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fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 OP
seabeyond Oct 2012 #1
MerryBlooms Oct 2012 #9
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #2
Brigid Oct 2012 #12
csziggy Oct 2012 #3
Frustratedlady Oct 2012 #6
Jennicut Oct 2012 #4
kalli007 Oct 2012 #7
LiberalEsto Oct 2012 #5
bigwillq Oct 2012 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #11
realFedUp Oct 2012 #10

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:10 PM

1. he is a sweetheart. not a sex symbol. he speaks from the heart and that connects people. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:45 PM

9. ^^this^^ <3

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:14 PM

2. Ladies dig the Trans-Am.

?1407
"Pontiac" is an old Indian word meaning "sex god," after all.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:37 PM

12. Yep. Trans Am=chick magnet.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:15 PM

3. He's a sexy man - caring, smart and good looking!

I go for the first two before the last. I don't care how good looking a man is, if he is not caring with a good heart and brain, he isn't worth my time to look at him.

Joe Biden is a very loving man and extremely smart. His attractiveness is just icing on the cake. He's a little old for me, but I wouldn't turn down a hug and a kiss from him.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:30 PM

6. I got a kiss the first time I met him.

Joe, his sister and the two boys were here a couple times. His sister is very strong and a fireball. The boys are darling, as are the grandkids that I was able to meet. Unfortunately, Joe didn't win the primary, but it was even more fun to see him picked for VP.

He's as down-home as you're going to find.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:15 PM

4. 60 to 70 year olds?

I'm in my 30's and I have a slight crush on him. Even if he is older then my father.

Seriously, he is just a very warm, nice guy. I can't stand Paul Ryan. He should turn off any woman with his stance on how rape is merely a form of conception. Blech. And don't forget, Biden helped get the VAWA passed. Repubs wish they could appeal to women but all they offer is empty crap like Ann Romney telling us what to worry about.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:39 PM

7. Me too!

I'm 32 and find him very sexy! But intelligence and authority figures have always attracted me....

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:22 PM

5. I had a crush on him back in the mid-70s

after meeting him.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 06:41 PM

8. No. More like Gaffe Machine!

LOL

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:22 PM

11. are you watching this FANTASTIC ballgame ????

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:18 PM

10. Huh?

He's the old Irish Catholic guy who produced too many children, was
happy living with old plaid and crosses on the wall but
fortunately remarried a woman with good taste.

He's fucking lucky to be living in the second house, as helpful
in Congress as he has been.

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