November 15th, 2007
09:16 PM ET
12 years ago

Biden: Who among us knows what they're doing?

Watch Sen. Biden discuss the importance of action.

(CNN) - Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware came out swinging for speaking time in Thursday night's Democratic debate. His first punch went straight to the top three presidential contenders: Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of South Carolina.

"This is not about experience, it's not about change. It's about action," Biden said. "Who among us is going to be able on day one to step in and end the war?"

Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, finished by emphasizing his 35 years of experience and his mission to improve relations with Pakistan but he asks, "Who among us knows what they're doing?"

- CNN's Emily Sherman

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. xtina - chicago IL

    Biden is charismatic, but he's dead wrong about experience not being important. If he wanted to "take action" why did he sit around with other Senators for 35 years and debate and vote instead of doing something such as running a state or city as a Governor or Mayor?

    November 16, 2007 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. Maryann - Orlando, FL

    I am SO glad to see that people have taken notice of Joe Biden, as I have.

    Several other candidates agreed with Joe at the debate. No one attacked him. Why is he not doing better in the so-called 'polls'? I feel manipulated by the media instead of informed.

    "Joe is Right"

    (The campaign slogan given him by his competitors!)

    Maybe there's hope for us yet!

    November 16, 2007 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. Charles Shoultz, Waco TX

    Biden was thoughtful and articulate about virtually every question he answered, but he never took himself too seriously. Moreover, he and several of the other candidates (Obama, Richardson, Dodd) were careful to attempt to give nuanced, considerate responses to questions, even when badgered for a simplistic yes/no answer.

    Perhaps Wolf Blitzer should be less of a pundit and more of an actual moderator in the future.

    November 16, 2007 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  4. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    Senator Joe Biden in my view throughout this race has made the most intelligent comments and has carried himself as a true leader.

    He's not sniping, biting, and chewing at other Candidates heels. He acts with respect and dignity. And is also a Candidate experienced in Diplomatic Relations and Discourse. He is experienced and has no skeletons in his closet.

    If Americans really want change and a capable leader they would be supporting Senator Joe Biden.

    November 16, 2007 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  5. Frank Ebersold, Lansing , Iowa

    Biden is both clear and concise in what he has done, can do and will do. I believe that America should take notice of his ability and experience and put him forward as our Democratic choice. He appeals to the republicans and democrats alike and is exactly what we need to win the Presidency.

    November 16, 2007 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  6. DrJ, Covington,Ky

    Anything less than Joe Biden is a loss for America,,,,
    The media needs to talk with him and about him,,,
    Get his message out,,
    Hilary is the leader in the media's eyes only,,Joe Biden is the peoples next President,,,
    The media that gets ahead of the curve will be #1 in the eyes of the people,
    LouDobbs is way ahead of the curve,,,
    but he represents 2010 and 12.
    Biden is 08............
    Get on board CNN,,,,,,,,,,,
    America's poor & middle class need you!

    November 18, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
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