November 1st, 2012
06:50 PM ET
2 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. ghtbad

    Good old 'Average Joe', as he likes to call himself. There is nothing average about him. The average person doesn't have his kind of wealth, yet he wants to sell himself as an 'Average Joe'. Yeah right, not buying it.

    November 2, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. Puddin

    Tell you what......the lines were so long where I voted that there were plenty of people in line to find that "special one" if you were looking. Lots of people voting for Obama.

    November 2, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. J Russ

    more debasing of the office

    November 2, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. Jay Dee

    newage42 , Go to the GW Bush Presidential Museum website... Click the president and family....then click "Air Force One, and you will find this;

    During his eight years in office, President George W. Bush logged 1,675 flights on Air Force One. He visited every state in the country, except Vermont. He also visited 75 countries during 49 foreign trips.

    Now the math is quite easy, like Clinton stated at the DNC Convention:

    Bush term in office: 8 years X 365 days + 2,920 days

    Logged flights = 1,675

    2,920 days divided by 1,675 flights = 1.743

    This means that Bush flew one AirForce One every 1.7 days while he was in office.

    I didn't make that claim on the GW Bush website. GW did!

    November 2, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  5. RobK

    Good ole Joe. Makes a boat load of money and gives a couple hundred to charity. Nice.

    November 2, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  6. freedom

    what is needed in order to fix the country is not a new or different President. We need to change the system. What we need is Washington to work for us not themselves. TERM LIMITS AND CONTRIBUTION CAPS!!! It is the only way to get politicians to stop looking out for ther best interests and start looking our for ours.

    November 2, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. truth hurts

    Carol Fairweather - If Romney was such a successful governor, explain to me why is not winning his State?
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    For the same reason Obama isn't winning in Texas. Democrats control the entire state and always have. Once in a great while the people of Mass. come to their senses and elect Republicans, but only when the corrupt fiscally irresponsible Democrats have mucked up the works so badly that they can't fix it. Then when things are better, they go right back to the Democrats, who muck up the works once more. It is an endless cycle. Just like you see out in California. Another major fiscal disaster in a Democrat owned state.

    November 2, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  8. I. M. Wright

    CNN is about as relevant as the late night shows. You think the stupid things that Biden said were funny, while most liberals thought they were facts. And you, a supposed "news reporting" agency waste our time with drivel. Try getting out and doing some real journalistic work. Why is there no story about long term unemployment being up 40.6% in October? No credibility here folks looking for real information, it's the Comedy News Network.

    November 2, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  9. Steven k

    I personally can't decide who to vote for. I hear a lot of people talking about the lesser of two evils. I think for me it is going to come down to the most logical approach. If Romney gets in and is a huge disaster there will not be a republican willing to run against him in 2016. So we get another democrat for 4 years and nothing gets done. If Obama gets re elected then he will finish out his term opening up the field for Chris Christie or Rand Paul to run unopposed. So lesser of two evils? We know what Obama can do. Romney keeps changing. I'm just not ready to go through the scary door. Let's set up a scenario where we get a real choice in there like Christie or Paul.

    November 2, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  10. cali girl

    Truth,hate bust your bubble, the 8 long years of the Governater is what screwed California up. Failed policies from his administration, furlough days are his greatest legacy.

    November 2, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  11. RobK

    If Obama gets in, you might as well kiss the country good bye. Without any restraints, the full blown liberal agenda will be forced down our throat.

    November 2, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  12. Sane in Maine

    Wow – why is everyone responding today so angry?

    November 2, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "who would every think that such classic Social Warfare vocabulary would become acceptable language in an American political debate."

    Spare us the faux outrage. The GOP/Teatrolls talk about redistributing the nation's wealth all the freekin time. They call it trickle down or reaganomics or "tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs" and such. It's what the country has been doing for the past 60 years and it's why we've watched all of the nation's wealth get redistributed to the already wealthy while the middle class shrank and is in danger of disappearing. It's undeniable and no amount of the GOP putting political pressure on the Conrgessional Research Service to bury their studies showing

    BTW, God has nothing to do with it. This is the USA, where religion is separate from our government. Learn where you live.

    November 2, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  14. Derek

    Number 1 reason to vote early: If you vote early and vote for Romney, you can change your position and vote for something else on election day.

    November 2, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  15. markntejas

    number one reason to vote Republican: Joe Biden is a heartbeat away from being in charge

    November 2, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  16. SFRich

    If Romney gets in, you might as well kiss the country good bye. Without any restraints, the full blown ultr-right conservative agenda will be forced down our throat.

    November 2, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  17. Beal

    I wonder how long he has to keep those dentures immersed every night to keep them that white.

    November 2, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. Nick

    Selection of Biden as Vice President should immeiately disqualify Obama to be the leader of anything more sophisticated than a book club. Talk about a brain-dead, life long politician on the public dole.

    November 2, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  19. truth hurts

    cali girl
    Truth,hate bust your bubble, the 8 long years of the Governater is what screwed California up. Failed policies from his administration, furlough days are his greatest legacy.
    ======================================================================================
    Right.... and of course you list NONE of them as proof. There weren't any problems and a fiscal disaster before he took office? Of course there were! That's why he was elected.

    And the Democrats don't control the House and Senate in California? Of course they do!

    And they crazy lefties don't pass nutty referendums that cost billions? Of course they do!

    And the state doesn't encourage and support sanctuary cities that are meccas for thousands and thousands of illegal aliens being given many billions in free government services??!! Of course they do!

    And the state has one of the highest, if not THE highest tax rates, in the country, and is STILL bankrupt! But this was the Governors fault? Of course NOT!

    But of course you think the ONE MAN, who tried to save you lefty loons from yourself, is the problem.

    November 2, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  20. truth hurts

    Sniffit
    BTW, God has nothing to do with it. This is the USA, where religion is separate from our government. Learn where you live.
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    They sound far more American that you do Sniffy! You sound far more Castro Cuban so maybe you should try that country out to see how much you like it!

    November 2, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  21. Nick

    171k new jobs but fewer hours worked, 170k new unemployment claims filed. Yeah, that Obama guy has done a bangup job. A vote for him is a vote for 4 more years of, at best, breaking even it seems. And he can't even come up with anything original for his campaign, it's all bash Romney all the time. Wasn't he supposed to be the post-partisan President, doing away with divisiveness and crossing the aisle? Even his own Jobs Council guy, the CEO of Intel, isn't voting for him! LOL

    November 2, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  22. ib42

    For that, gwb and cheney set an unbeatable record.

    November 2, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  23. DaveinIL

    Mr "Generous" averaged $369 per year in charitable deductions since 2000 according to his tax records with last year maxing out at a whopping 1.5% of his income.

    November 2, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  24. Kirk in michigan

    Me make this simple, project the current path of america with a republican in 08, how long before we were completely fukd? and how is turning 500k job loss, to job growth a bad thing, this was not your moms recession, has there ever been a global refession before, no, this world will never be the same, that america is gone, thank you rich repubs, your all delusional, tax cuts for the rich will create jobs, does anyoone really believe that garbage? mitt has a reagonomics policy, then calls obamas trickledown, this would be funny, if it werent so dangerous no tax cheat is setting my tax code.continue FORWARD.

    November 2, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  25. Jess Sayin

    @ghtbad: Actually Biden is one of the poorest politicians financially. After all of his years of service to his people, somehow he still isn't all that wealthy. He is simply honest and committed...one of the very few out there.

    November 2, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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