July 23rd, 2007
09:53 PM ET
11 years ago

Biden: In God I Trust

(CNN) - As the CNN/Youtube debate wound down Monday night, the questions got a little more spiritual.

Showing two sides of a quarter and reading the inscriptions on each face, a YouTube questioner asked Sen. Joe Biden, of Delaware, how his faith has shaped his life.

Biden paused, looked down, and responded.

"My values, my reason dictates outcome. My religion taught me about power. That's why I take the position I take on the floor. It came about as a consequence of reasoning. I don't find anything inconsistent about my deep religious beliefs."

It was the first prolonged discussion about religion during the debate, though Biden had previously referenced his Roman Catholic faith in response to a question on public versus private schools.

- CNN Contributor Josh Lipsky

Filed under: CNN/YouTube Debate
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Mark Lodes, St. Louis, MO

    One of the strongest examples of leadership given in all debates up to this point was when Biden spoke about what he has been taught about power, and how his religion guides him to respect authority, and not to abuse it. What a President you will make Mr. Biden! I do not share your religion, but I share your convictions and values!

    July 23, 2007 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  2. John Does, New York, NY

    Joe Biden: the intelligent American's candidate.

    The clearest, most honest, most knowledgable about foreign policy and domestic issues.

    And no, I don't work for his campaign. I just pay attention to the candidates, what they say in the debates and what they've done.

    Is anyone else paying attention?

    Biden is the only candidate (from either party) who is fit to fill the leadership gap in our executive branch.

    July 24, 2007 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  3. Kesha, Bronx NY

    This country needs rookies!!! Someone who isn't tainted by politics and more geared toward humanity. This country is a sinking ship!!!! We need a new captain with new ideas!

    July 25, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |