November 1st, 2012
06:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Finding love: One of the top 10 reasons to vote early, Biden says

(CNN) - Why should one vote early?

Because you might just meet that special someone, Joe Biden says.

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The vice president offered that as one of the top ten reasons to vote early in an appearance taped Thursday to run as the Top Ten list feature on David Letterman's "Late Show." A clip of the appearance was posted on the CBS website.

"Single and looking to mingle? Find that special someone in that early voting line," he said.

Another reason?

"If you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes," he said. He then turns and looks offscreen. "I'm sorry, I'm being told that's not accurate."

The late-night comedy shows have also had a few laughs at Biden's expense, poking fun at his gaffes and animated debate showing.

But when President Barack Obama appeared on the show of one of Letterman's top competitors, Jay Leno, he had kind words for his no. 2.

"Here's the thing about Joe. He wears his heart on his sleeve," he said. "He's the most warm, generous person I know, and he is unbelievably smart about not just domestic issues, but foreign policy.

"He's fearless. He's not worrying about the politics of things, and I could not have a better vice president than Joe Biden," he said. "I could not be more proud."

In his Thursday routine, the vice president also took on a serious tone and noted the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy earlier in the week, from which the northeast is still recovering.

"I just hope everything has come along all right in New York," "You've been devastated in New York and New Jersey and everyone's thinking of you and we're doing everything we can to help."

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  1. Graham Krueger

    I'll go one farther, and say that we're unlikely to have a PRESIDENT better than Biden for the next 30 years. Hope he runs in 2016

    November 1, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    The late-night comedy shows have also had a few laughs at Biden's expense, poking fun at his gaffes and animated debate showing.
    Animated debate showing? That's a nice way of saying buffoon. It was tough to sit there and imagine that this guy actually is one heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Paul Ryan, on the other hand was respectful of the audience, sharp with his answers and very much a guy capable of accepting serious responsibilities.

    November 1, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    I already voted for OBAMA, and this time DIRECT DEMOCRATIC PARTY. I was sick and tired of GOP animals lies.

    November 1, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Biden is just a laughing stock.

    November 1, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  5. Marla

    I agree with the President. Joe Biden is a great guy and a great president.

    November 1, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  6. BinaryTooth

    Americans noticed that Obama has weak decision making skills and choosing Biden as a running mate proves it.

    Like the Mayans said "Obama 2012"

    November 1, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  7. Mark L M

    I don't need a vice president, who is a gaffamatic, or a potential president that they have to hid from the campaign trail at the first sign of troubles during the debates. He was disrespectful during the debate, when Ryan was calm and respectful.

    November 1, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  8. fernace

    We have a great humanitarian team in Obama & Biden! They have fought for our rights when the GOT-Party, who said they'd be all for creating jobs, were busy protecting the 1%, obstructing legislature so they could later say Obama's policies don't work & concentrating on anti-abortion, anti-gay & anti-immigration bills! I'm glad to hear from the many Republicans who agree w/the President, because they don't recognize their own party, but also disturbed that so many people are duped by the RR extremist machine! For those who call Obama a socialist, please look at your dude! His way equals plutocracy, oligarchy, repeal of human rights & going back 100 years when that was the rule of our land & many others! Take back America; I don't think so! We're going Forward w/Obama!!

    November 1, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  9. Workers Unite

    What Me Worry ?!
    Alfred E Newman

    November 1, 2012 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  10. gstranyord Joe Biden crazy????

    November 1, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  11. Larry in Houston

    "Un-believeably Smart on Foreign Policy " ?? LOL – Google 'ol Joe – – He's much more than "unbelieveably" Smart on Foreign Policy – He's been in Congress as a Senator for a Number of Years – and then add to the fact that he was the Head of the Foreign Relations Committee for YEARS. And the Chairman of the Foreign Relations for the United States for YEARS. No wonder why Obama picked Biden. He KNOWS Foreign POLICY. ( unlike romney ) Can you imagine if Romney gets IN ? and he does what "dubya" done ? ( put boots on the ground in another middle east country ) ?? We'll be in a world of crap, if Robme gets us in deep.
    Vote : Bronco Bamma – 2012

    November 1, 2012 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  12. LS

    Did he run over the poor in his cadillac? No surprise there.

    November 1, 2012 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  13. Dan5404

    Joe Biden is a great man. He is a veteran politician with tremendous speaking ability and knowledge. He is compassionate and intense in his support for the poor, elderly and middle class. If you are his political enemy, you are definitely in his crosshairs of truth with power and humor.

    November 1, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  14. sonnie3

    Joe has got to have brain farts that messes up his mouth. Love at the polls is about as stupid as it gets

    November 1, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  15. sonnie3

    Look at Joes tax return and you see he is not generous. Look to Mitt Romney who gave millions as compared //his generosity was 13% compared to Joe Biddnens a less than one per cent. You see Joe will spend your money, but won't give up any of his. This shows the the true mans heart and where it is located. Joes is buried in his pocket book..

    November 1, 2012 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  16. Peikovi

    Joe Biden is a dangerous imbecile.

    November 1, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  17. Megan

    It is clear that Mitt Romney does not support womens rights. I am a republican
    but I WON'T vote for Romney.

    November 1, 2012 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  18. Kathleen Farrell

    One of the few good guys.Reminds me of my dad.

    November 1, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  19. K

    Are women idiots? They must be to be so fervently supporting Obama.. So many years after women’s lib and the work of true pioneers. Here they are hailing a man who has reduced them to nothing more than their reproductive organs. The Democratic Party has admitted that they created the war on women to stir up the masses. So many years after women fought to be seen and respected as whole people, here is Obama focused on your ovaries and equating your right to vote, the right fought for so hard by women, as losing your virginity. You have been reduced to a se-ual object by your president. And there you are happily lapping it up and asking for another.

    November 1, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  20. LHayes

    I am disgusted. People are still in their homes, "dead or alive" and it is back to politics and business as usual! Where is everyone???? I live next to the largest gas tanks in the U.S. and we are in the dark over the smells that have been affecting the area. Can someone report that on the news. NOT THE NY MARATHON!

    November 1, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  21. Don

    Frankly, I'm surprised he can count to ten.

    November 1, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  22. norma jean

    Of all the people in the political scene...both sides....this is the one I'd really like to know.....I think he is not only intellgent....but would be fun to be around....Interesting conversation and a million just can't beat that!!

    November 1, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |

    Obama: "Here's the thing about Joe.... He's the most warm, generous person I know."

    Charitable contributions in 2011:
    Romney – 29.4%
    Obama – 21.8%
    Ryan – 4.0%
    Biden – 1.5%

    And if you check out previous years, before he was vice president, Biden's charitable contributions were less than 0.1%. Obama seems to always get things backwards if they involve numbers.

    November 2, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  24. RogueRobots

    All my men wear Obama/Biden buttons. Don't want no Repug males looking for a Stepford wife.

    November 2, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  25. Thomas

    I love Joe , but sometimes he's like a weird uncle .

    November 2, 2012 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
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