DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida (CNN) – Joe Biden gave a fiery speech designed to reassure Jewish voters of Barack Obama’s support of Israel.
“I give you my word as a Biden, I would not have given up (my) job to be Barack Obama's vice president if I didn't in my gut and in my heart and in my head know that Barack Obama is exactly where I am on Israel,” he said.
On an earlier trip to Boca Raton, Florida, Obama himself confronted Internet rumors that he is Muslim and anti-Israel. Obama is a Christian.
“I want to just repeat this because I know that there’s a lot of rumor mongering going around. People have been getting e-mails non-stop,” Obama told a crowd at a synagogue in May.
“That’s why I reject the attempts by some of my opponents in this campaign to distort my position…. As president, I will do everything in my power to help Israel protect itself from these and other threats.”
On Tuesday, Biden also addressed the “scurrilous” e-mails.
“There's some scurrilous stuff going around in the internet, particularly in Florida,” Biden said. “The extent you trust me and understand where my heart is, I promise you, the stuff you're getting on the Internet is simply not true.”
The senator spoke emotionally of taking his sons to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, telling the crowd he took them because “as every generation passes, it’s harder and harder and harder to understand the enormity, the enormity, of the outrageous things that were committed,” Biden said. “And even it’s harder for people to understand that if we remain silene there is no - no guarantee it won’t happen again.”
Biden peppered his speech with Yiddish words, telling the audience soon they’d be “mishpokhe,” or family, and calling himself a “zayde,” or grandfather.
U.S. out of Israel.
Biden is Obama's brain. Seems that the ticket should be reversed and the more qualified candidate at the top.
hmmm...Obama was the pick of at least 18 million voters...
both Biden and Palin were selected by one person.
and if you consider Biden as Obamas brain, who would you say is Palin's, and even more importantly McCain's brain?
Lieberman still thinks Obama is a Muslim. That's the real reason he supports McCain.
That fact that Obama grew up in a Muslim family is a fact, not a rumor.
Let's just talk about how a Maverick has put our country in danger by picking a joke for VP- a BIG joke that could ruin our country..
H E---S E N T----B I D E N---B E C A U S E----O B A M A-
D I D ---N O T---H A V E---A ---F O R E I G N--P O L I C Y
PEOPLE CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT ABOUT OBOMA , BUT HE IS THE MAN FOR THE PRESIDENCY. I NOW THEY PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE IS GOING TO TRY TO KEEP OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE BUT IF GOD MEAN FOR HIM TO BE OUR PRESIDENT THERE IS NOTHING NO ONE CAN DO OR SAY
Vote for Obama/Biden and other Democrats and we will ge our country back.
Glen K: i'm sure you are one of those who voted for George W. not once but twice.
How can you say Biden is Obama's brain...was Biden there when Obama won his party's nomination?
I would like to know who your brain is....seriously!