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Jeff In Milwaukee

(13,992 posts)
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:11 AM Aug 2012

Check in if you LOVE Joe Biden...

I used to think it was stupid when people said of a candidate, "He's the kind of guy you'd like to have a beer with" as though that was somehow an important part of governance.

But just let me say that having a beer with Joe Biden is officially on my bucket list. I love the guy.

And, Joe, I'm buying!

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Check in if you LOVE Joe Biden... (Original Post) Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 OP
Biden would be a great guy to know. liberal N proud Aug 2012 #1
Just ask those people who rode the Amtrak to work with him 4_TN_TITANS Aug 2012 #7
How true! whathehell Aug 2012 #33
Lets face it,,,,,, Cryptoad Aug 2012 #38
I'm inclined to agree!..nt/ whathehell Aug 2012 #102
Biden was great the other day when he said there was 'no guts' in cutting taxes for the rich WI_DEM Aug 2012 #2
Damned right....I was waiting for someone to say that publicly whathehell Aug 2012 #36
I could see him as president one day. no_hypocrisy Aug 2012 #3
I'm all for Joe! woodsprite Aug 2012 #4
I don't even like beer ... ProfessionalLeftist Aug 2012 #5
Me too! Freddie Aug 2012 #31
Would love... malokvale77 Aug 2012 #6
love Joe riverwalker Aug 2012 #8
They're scared of him FightForMichigan Aug 2012 #9
I thought he was HOT back in the early 1970s LiberalEsto Aug 2012 #10
I still think he's hot wryter2000 Aug 2012 #25
True, LiberalEsto Aug 2012 #66
I think he got better looking with age PatSeg Aug 2012 #68
Thanks for the chance to say how much I admire and appreciate our Vice President. classof56 Aug 2012 #11
K&R SunSeeker Aug 2012 #12
Have loved him since he ran for President the first time. jwirr Aug 2012 #13
Checking in! Love Joe! Always have. Always will! K&R!!!!! Liberal_Stalwart71 Aug 2012 #14
And I'll love him even more when he trounces Ryan in the debates!!! sa2968 Aug 2012 #15
Joey Biden fan here! Lugnut Aug 2012 #16
What's not to love about a fundamentally honest and generous person? TahitiNut Aug 2012 #17
Love this, TahitiNut -- well said! gateley Aug 2012 #130
Keep telling it like it is, Joe mainstreetonce Aug 2012 #18
He's one of the GallopingGhost Aug 2012 #19
Eggplant in heels... Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #23
I love Joe Biden! He's real! vlyons Aug 2012 #20
Yes Robbins Aug 2012 #21
Joe Biden fan here. nt avebury Aug 2012 #22
Checkin' in hamsterjill Aug 2012 #24
I think he is awesome, love him! LiberalLoner Aug 2012 #26
Always have... FredStembottom Aug 2012 #27
I love Joe and was thrilled when Obama picked him '08. femmocrat Aug 2012 #28
Can I buy the 2nd round? Inuca Aug 2012 #29
Throw in a plate of nachos and it's a deal! (nt) Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #30
k&r hedgehog Aug 2012 #32
Don't ever let them shut you up, Joe! CanonRay Aug 2012 #34
I don't love Mr. Biden but I love his vision. mwooldri Aug 2012 #35
At first I wanted BHO to pick Hillary Freddie Aug 2012 #37
+1! eom BlueMTexpat Aug 2012 #86
Yo Joe! RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #39
I love him because he is genuine. Jennicut Aug 2012 #40
Joe is a Rare Politician LeFleur1 Aug 2012 #41
That's how I feel too marlakay Aug 2012 #48
Joe Rocks! hifiguy Aug 2012 #42
Joe is the real deal. WheelWalker Aug 2012 #43
Yes.The more you know about Joe the more you love him. The Wielding Truth Aug 2012 #44
Kickety kick-kick, kick kick DinahMoeHum Aug 2012 #45
Everybody likes Joe ... bayareaboy Aug 2012 #46
I love Joe brightertomorrow Aug 2012 #47
I love Joe NOW, BUT .... Bake Aug 2012 #49
I think that having a beer with Joe ozsea1 Aug 2012 #50
I don't *love* him, but RoccoR5955 Aug 2012 #51
No Biden thread is complete without this pic: Erose999 Aug 2012 #52
I read somewhere (forget where) Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #58
Great Onion article... awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #79
Joe's a good man who has known tragedy in his life. greatauntoftriplets Aug 2012 #53
Joe, Joe wada you know.... Historic NY Aug 2012 #54
Yup. freshwest Aug 2012 #55
I'm chained to Joe Biden and Barack Obama! cleduc Aug 2012 #56
I'd love to have a beer with him! Rosa Luxemburg Aug 2012 #57
K&R for Joe AND Jill. GoCubsGo Aug 2012 #59
Jill still works while being Second Lady.... Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #60
I like Joe Xyzse Aug 2012 #61
Former Delawarean fan of Joe here. I hate to break it to you all but, BigAnth Aug 2012 #62
You are correct. I didn't know this. Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #63
Yes, Biden is a teetotaler, from what I understand. GallopingGhost Aug 2012 #67
Fine. I'll buy him a beer and then drink it myself n/t VWolf Aug 2012 #74
Amtrak Joe = My kinda VP Blue Owl Aug 2012 #64
Checking in! onestepforward Aug 2012 #65
I want to have a water fight with him PatSeg Aug 2012 #69
Careful. He packs heat. n/t VWolf Aug 2012 #75
Biden for Prez 2016 Rain Mcloud Aug 2012 #70
Ok but it's gotta be either Sam Adams or a microbrew VWolf Aug 2012 #71
He's got warmth. CBHagman Aug 2012 #72
Joe is the man! trayfoot Aug 2012 #73
I saw him speak in flat rock, mi.... Pauldg47 Aug 2012 #76
Joe! flakey_foont Aug 2012 #77
I'm in... k&r hwmnbn Aug 2012 #78
Checking in! Brigid Aug 2012 #80
I'm honored that he chose my city to make his "controversial remark" about putting us back in chains carolinayellowdog Aug 2012 #81
My favorite quote from Joe Shankapotomus Aug 2012 #82
Love ya, Joe baby!! kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #83
I love Joe! eissa Aug 2012 #84
I love Joe Biden! raging moderate Aug 2012 #85
I love Joe Biden clydefrand Aug 2012 #87
Joe, " The Hammer " Biden. penndragon69 Aug 2012 #88
He is the brother I wish I had riverbendviewgal Aug 2012 #89
I would be happy to have a beer with Joe Pakid Aug 2012 #90
Lots of Biden love checking in from Arizona. jillan Aug 2012 #91
Biden speaks for me. (NT) The Wizard Aug 2012 #92
I don't post often, but I had to reply to this thread! I love Joe! n/m lolamio Aug 2012 #93
I love Biden, always wanted him for Obama's Veep & always happy with his candor & from the heart mother earth Aug 2012 #94
Checking in! n/t LadyHawkAZ Aug 2012 #95
What's not to love about Joe! Paka Aug 2012 #96
Love! Love! Love Joe Biden! Tarheel_Dem Aug 2012 #97
How can you not love old Joe! cachukis Aug 2012 #98
I do! Special Prosciuto Aug 2012 #99
I so love and admire VP Joe Biden handmade34 Aug 2012 #100
Mr Biden, we love you!!!! <3 darkangel218 Aug 2012 #101
I have come to really like Joe Biden as VP Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #103
Love ya, Joe! McCamy Taylor Aug 2012 #104
He is so superior to Cheney, in fact Dick does not even come close. Thinkingabout Aug 2012 #105
Biden Rocks! berni_mccoy Aug 2012 #106
I love him too. Pat Riot Aug 2012 #107
Joe's a true populist, the people that count love him graham4anything Aug 2012 #108
I love Joe Biden Auntie Bush Aug 2012 #109
Go Joe NeverEnuff Aug 2012 #110
He's family, he'd be welcome in my home anyday. Major Hogwash Aug 2012 #111
I will drive to Milwaukee to have a beer with you and Joe. wellstone dem Aug 2012 #112
I met Joe Biden briefly a couple of times at the Denver convention. DFW Aug 2012 #113
Wow. That is interesting! NCarolinawoman Aug 2012 #133
Count me in! maddiemom Aug 2012 #114
Joe's Da Man boomerbust Aug 2012 #115
I do. I always have. AtomicKitten Aug 2012 #116
I just sent a copy of this thread to Whitehouse.gov. I really hope Joe sees it :) jillan Aug 2012 #117
I did the same a few hours ago! (nt) Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #119
Yes sir, loves me some Biden. MadrasT Aug 2012 #118
Love him! highplainsdem Aug 2012 #120
I do I do! pnwmom Aug 2012 #121
He is a real guy. MsPithy Aug 2012 #122
I do love Biden davidthegnome Aug 2012 #123
Love is such a strong word. Alduin Aug 2012 #124
Been a fan for years - gaffes and all ribrepin Aug 2012 #125
Checking in as requested, sir! calimary Aug 2012 #126
He's growing on me. Kalidurga Aug 2012 #127
I don't like beer, but if that were the price, I'd drink one with him! n/t flor-de-jasmim Aug 2012 #128
I. Love. Him. He's real and he cares. gateley Aug 2012 #129
Joe Biden in the muther freakin' house... iloveObama12 Aug 2012 #131
Never give an inch! Ryan and Romney should quit whining and put on their big boy pants mikekohr Aug 2012 #132
Joe's "gaffs" are what most of us would call the TRUTH. NCarolinawoman Aug 2012 #134
He tells it like it is! hedgehog Aug 2012 #135

4_TN_TITANS

(2,977 posts)
7. Just ask those people who rode the Amtrak to work with him
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:30 AM
Aug 2012

for decades. I've had the pleasure of meeting him and hearing him speak to the party faithful behind closed doors, cameras off.

He's the working-man's real deal.

whathehell

(29,125 posts)
33. How true!
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:12 AM
Aug 2012

My dad, who was a yellow dog dem, but somewhat cynical about pols in general,

met him on the Amtrack once and liked him a lot.

Cryptoad

(8,254 posts)
38. Lets face it,,,,,,
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:21 AM
Aug 2012

,,,,,, The GOP has become the largest organized group on Bigots and Hate Mongers in this Country...... Give em Hell Joe,,,, tell em like it is!

WI_DEM

(33,497 posts)
2. Biden was great the other day when he said there was 'no guts' in cutting taxes for the rich
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:17 AM
Aug 2012

and then cutting Medicare, Medicaid and education.

whathehell

(29,125 posts)
36. Damned right....I was waiting for someone to say that publicly
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:14 AM
Aug 2012

and I wasn't at all surprised that Joe said it first. I hope it's repeated endlessly!

FightForMichigan

(232 posts)
9. They're scared of him
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:09 AM
Aug 2012

Biden is going to tear Ryan to shreds in the debate and use a tattered copy of Atlas Shrugged to mop Ryan's tears off the floor.

wryter2000

(46,162 posts)
25. I still think he's hot
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:00 AM
Aug 2012

IMHO, the sexiest thing about a man is his smile, and Biden has the best smile in the world.

 

LiberalEsto

(22,845 posts)
66. True,
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 02:32 PM
Aug 2012

but you shouldda seen him back then!
For some reason he came to speak in my part of NJ, and I was the reporter that the local paper sent to cover him.
Talk about eye candy!

PatSeg

(47,833 posts)
68. I think he got better looking with age
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 02:41 PM
Aug 2012

Some of us refer to him as the "Silver Fox". That is one good looking man! And he has a whole lot of heart.

TahitiNut

(71,611 posts)
17. What's not to love about a fundamentally honest and generous person?
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:34 AM
Aug 2012

He's one of a vanishingly small number of "public servants" in elected office these days. He's almost a 'throwback' to the post-WW2 era when returning GIs saw, up close and personal, what happens when people with genuine and egalitarian public interest don't get involved in their own political systems.

Sometimes, in a democracy, we actually get better than we deserve. Biden is an example.

GallopingGhost

(2,404 posts)
19. He's one of the
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:40 AM
Aug 2012

very few politicians I would give a rat's fig about meeting.

I just hope he doesn't hold back on Ryan like he did on Palin. He was way more courteous to that eggplant in heels than she deserved.

vlyons

(10,252 posts)
20. I love Joe Biden! He's real!
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:42 AM
Aug 2012

And he's also REALLY smart. Never forget that Uncle Joe was chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, which was one of the reasons that Obama picked him -- to give some foreign affairs experience and gravitas to the ticket. Joe would have made a great Sec of State. I think he was wasted as a VP, given that the 112th congress is simply fucked by the Party of Obstruction. Joe is not only a great democrat, but also a great feminist. He sponsored the first anti-violence against women act. Joe Biden was my 1st choice in the 2008 dem primaries, followed by Hilary, followed by Obama. If both Joe and Hilary decide to run in the 2016 primaries, I shall be sorely taxed to choose between them. But aren't we progressives lucky to have such excellent people on our side? Especially when compared to the midgets and liars of today's GOP.

Robbins

(5,066 posts)
21. Yes
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:43 AM
Aug 2012

I always like him even when I disagreed with him like on Iraq.He just has way about him.He often has what the Media calls Gaffe
when he says what he thinks.That makes him relatable.

mwooldri

(10,307 posts)
35. I don't love Mr. Biden but I love his vision.
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:13 AM
Aug 2012

As a person I guess I'd say that I like him quite a bit. I haven't met him. But his vision and straight talk? Heck yeah.

Edit to add:

Talking about shackles... debt is a shackle, it really is. Everyone needs financial freedom.

Freddie

(9,292 posts)
37. At first I wanted BHO to pick Hillary
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:15 AM
Aug 2012

But choosing Joe was one of the best things he ever did (plus Hillary is an awesome S of S).

Joe is our secret weapon. He will destroy Lyin' Ryan in the debates. Plus the likability factor alone--sweet Joe vs. that weaseley-eyed worm.

Jennicut

(25,415 posts)
40. I love him because he is genuine.
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:30 AM
Aug 2012

So many politicians try to be that but Joe really is. He is not a gaffe-machine to me like the media says. He says what he really feels and is not over polished and robotic like so many politicians are today (Romney and Ryan specifically).

LeFleur1

(1,197 posts)
41. Joe is a Rare Politician
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:36 AM
Aug 2012

Joe is honest and he makes honest statements. They are often not sugar coated or twisted enough for some. He's a refreshing change from all the goobledegook, carefully scripted, twisted garbage out there.

marlakay

(11,554 posts)
48. That's how I feel too
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:58 AM
Aug 2012

I like that he rode the train, that his wife teaches at community college. They have always kept in touch with real people. Most politicians get swallowed up by their own and lobbyists.

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
42. Joe Rocks!
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:36 AM
Aug 2012

I love his weakness for telling the unvarnished truth. He's still a Regular Joe and you gotta love that.

bayareaboy

(793 posts)
46. Everybody likes Joe ...
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:53 AM
Aug 2012

It is true, but also look to what the problems he has had, and you can figure he is pretty much Superman as well. That is kind of guy I want to have a drink with, or whatever.

Didn't Harry Truman once say to the opposition that he wouldn't have to tell the truth about the RePUGs if they didn't keep telling lies about him?

To me Joe is a lot like Mr Truman.

brightertomorrow

(122 posts)
47. I love Joe
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:56 AM
Aug 2012

He has a lot of heart and a real passion for the people, something so seldom found today in politicians. I think he was extra courteous to Palin in the VP debate, but I think you will see a much more aggressive debate with Ryan.

Bake

(21,977 posts)
49. I love Joe NOW, BUT ....
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 11:59 AM
Aug 2012

I have not forgiven him for his MBNA connection and his bankruptcy "reform" re student loans. Joe, you fucked up there!

Bake

Erose999

(5,624 posts)
52. No Biden thread is complete without this pic:
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 12:11 PM
Aug 2012


haha

I'd much rather have this guy in the VP office than hairdoo or lipstick pitbull hockey mom.

Jeff In Milwaukee

(13,992 posts)
58. I read somewhere (forget where)
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 12:23 PM
Aug 2012

that someone on Biden's staff disclosed that Joe thinks Jason Sudekis' impression on Saturday Night Live is hilarious.

Yet another reason I like the guy.

Jeff In Milwaukee

(13,992 posts)
60. Jill still works while being Second Lady....
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 12:58 PM
Aug 2012

Maybe if Mitt wants to understand the challenges of working mothers, he might want to talk Jill.

Xyzse

(8,217 posts)
61. I like Joe
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 01:02 PM
Aug 2012

I'm glad he's not apologizing to the recent kerfluffle Romney is squawking about with chains.
Got a lot of nerve that guy.

BigAnth

(320 posts)
62. Former Delawarean fan of Joe here. I hate to break it to you all but,
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 01:43 PM
Aug 2012

I don't think that Joe drinks beer or any other alcoholic beverages. I rode the Amtrak with him once from Wilmington to DC but didn't get to meet him.

Jeff In Milwaukee

(13,992 posts)
63. You are correct. I didn't know this.
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 01:52 PM
Aug 2012

From the NYTimes: "Senator Biden does not drink at all, and he is frank about the reason. “There are enough alcoholics in my family,” he said last month as he sipped cranberry juice on a train ride from Washington to Wilmington."

So I'll have a beer with Joe, and he can have a cranberry juice with me. I'm still buying, and not just because Joe would be a cheap date!

Blue Owl

(50,676 posts)
64. Amtrak Joe = My kinda VP
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 02:21 PM
Aug 2012

He just needs to lighten up parroting the phony war on drugs bit, otherwise he's gold.

CBHagman

(16,997 posts)
72. He's got warmth.
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 03:18 PM
Aug 2012

Say what you will about him, he comes off as genuinely friendly. Warmth in a VP? Such a concept for the post-Cheney era!

And Biden works well with others.

carolinayellowdog

(3,247 posts)
81. I'm honored that he chose my city to make his "controversial remark" about putting us back in chains
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 03:37 PM
Aug 2012

but sure am sorry I was not there to cheer him on when he said it!

Shankapotomus

(4,840 posts)
82. My favorite quote from Joe
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 03:40 PM
Aug 2012

Biden said his father taught him that "a job is about more than a pay check. It’s about a place in the community. It’s about dignity."

eissa

(4,238 posts)
84. I love Joe!
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 03:46 PM
Aug 2012

I thought he was the perfect pick for Obama in '08, and haven't changed my mind since. He's the perfect compliment to Obama, and I think helps the ticket immensely. I love his heart; I may not agree with every position he's taken (particularly on Iraq), but I believe he always looks out for the little guy. He's the absolute antithesis of the last VP.

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Pakid

(478 posts)
90. I would be happy to have a beer with Joe
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 04:45 PM
Aug 2012

I wish he would come on up and visit us here in Western PA. And yes I will buy.

mother earth

(6,002 posts)
94. I love Biden, always wanted him for Obama's Veep & always happy with his candor & from the heart
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 05:48 PM
Aug 2012

persona...I Joe!!!

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
103. I have come to really like Joe Biden as VP
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:03 PM
Aug 2012

I'd like to take a train ride with Biden. I don't care for beer, I love trains....

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
105. He is so superior to Cheney, in fact Dick does not even come close.
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:09 PM
Aug 2012

He is a man who knows loss in his family and has lots of compassion.

 

graham4anything

(11,464 posts)
108. Joe's a true populist, the people that count love him
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 07:42 PM
Aug 2012

Today's attacks against him are a desperation move and don't affect any Obama/Biden fan.
The repubs screwed up their choice again, so of course, as predicted and predictable as they are, today they are attacking Joe.

pathetic the way repubs/tea/libertarians act.

Mitt is definitely unhinged.

NeverEnuff

(147 posts)
110. Go Joe
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:53 PM
Aug 2012

Its about time they took the gloves off. Maybe they ( The PotUs and VPotUs) finally realize you can't be reasonable with unreasonable people.

Major Hogwash

(17,656 posts)
111. He's family, he'd be welcome in my home anyday.
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:02 PM
Aug 2012

He has always been one of those Democrats that always seemed to say outloud what I was thinking at the time.

DFW

(54,593 posts)
113. I met Joe Biden briefly a couple of times at the Denver convention.
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:08 PM
Aug 2012

He really IS the guy I would want to have a beer with--and I HATE beer!

For the sake of nostalgia, I'll put up a link to a post I put up on the old DU in the summer of 2008:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x6699328#6700175

MAN did I get shit for posting that Biden was Obama's choice before it was announced!! But I couldn't say how I knew. I guess I can now, as most of the players have moved on. Here's what happened:

My younger nephew was interning with the Texas Democrats in Washington, and they were located right next to the DNC, so he knew who a LOT of DC staffers were. He was small for his age (then 17), and has strong Asian features (mother is from Japan). He swam every morning at a pool that was also frequented by some of the Congressional staffers. One morning, he was swimming, and two women from Biden's staff were excitedly discussion the impending announcement, probably figuring my nephew was some young child of an Asian immigrant who knew little to no English. Surprise!!

He immediately called me to let me know, and I posted, if somewhat hedging my bets, on DU. Of course, I didn't want to get anyone in trouble, so I said nothing of my source. My nephew is now interning for the US in a hotspot embassy in North Africa, having been a top student in Arabic in college, and Joe Biden is indeed now Vice-President.

How times change!

MsPithy

(809 posts)
122. He is a real guy.
Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:14 AM
Aug 2012

He speaks to real people. He survived a devastating tragedy and made a good life for his family. He is not driven by acquiring power, but by the good he can do for Americans. I respect him.

davidthegnome

(2,983 posts)
123. I do love Biden
Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:27 AM
Aug 2012

Some times though, I smack my forehead when I hear what he said. Simple mistakes which could have easily been made by anyone... but... for God's sake Joe, get some rest.

I don't imagine he's sleeping very well, or often. Everyone knows the smears against him are BS - even the republicans know it. Still... man, it's Virgina, not North Carolina. Shackles, not chains.. delivery, man... delivery. Reminds me of that joke about a Priest who drinks too much vodka before giving a sermon. (He was "thrown from his mule", not "stoned off his ass"..."We do not refer to the virgin mother as "Mary with the cherry&quot

 

Alduin

(501 posts)
124. Love is such a strong word.
Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:01 AM
Aug 2012

I don't love Joe Biden like I love my girlfriend and my family.

I like the guy, but I don't love him.

calimary

(81,649 posts)
126. Checking in as requested, sir!
Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:57 AM
Aug 2012

LOVE Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden too! I LOVE seeing her and Michelle Obama together at various events. Two completely gorgeous women, inside AND out.

Kalidurga

(14,177 posts)
127. He's growing on me.
Thu Aug 16, 2012, 03:37 AM
Aug 2012

Until a few months ago didn't really give him much thought. But, he has moved the national dialog forward, beautifully. I can see why Obama picked him out of a very large pool of qualified people. So, I guess that makes me a relatively new fan.

NCarolinawoman

(2,825 posts)
134. Joe's "gaffs" are what most of us would call the TRUTH.
Wed Aug 29, 2012, 11:28 AM
Aug 2012

I prefer Joe un-muzzled.

I have always enjoyed and admired Joe.

He is well enough off, but he could have become extraordinarily wealthy considering how long he has been in politics. Money has never been a driving force for him.

His son, Beau, is another good guy. Keep an eye on him.

(Sorry I came to this OP so late. Just came across it.)

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