August 19th, 2007
08:05 AM ET
13 years ago

Biden launches first TV ads in Iowa

Biden launched his first TV ad campaign in Iowa on Sunday.

(CNN)-Senator Joe Biden launched his presidential campaign's first television ads in Iowa on Sunday.

In an ad entitled "Cathedral," Biden recounts a story from one of his several trips to Iraq, during which he was on an Air Force transport plane with a flag-draped coffin. Biden, a Democrat from Delaware, says that moment was pivotal in his effort earlier this year to secure funding for new mine resistant vehicles for troops in Iraq.

In an ad entitled "Security," Biden lays out the case for why his leadership qualities and life experiences prepare him to be Commander-In-Chief.

His campaign said in a news release that the ad campaign is scheduled to run through Labor Day weekend at a cost of approximately a quarter of a million dollars.

Biden, and his fellow competitors for the Democratic nomination, took part in a debate in Des Moines Sunday morning.

- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford

Filed under: Iowa • Iraq • Joe Biden • Race to '08
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. We must win in 08

    Joe Biden is a great man...Unfortuantely not well known enough to be president. Thank you Joe!

    August 19, 2007 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  2. Myron, Honolulu, HI

    Does Bush really want to end the War in Iraq? Wasn’t the Bush Rumsfield goal to bring the war over there so we won’t have to fight them over here? To keep them fighting over there Bush doesn’t plan to Win the War. He wants War at any cost.

    August 19, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  3. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Biden's probably more intelligent and better informed than any candidate, and has more experience too, although only in the Senate, a body which has produced few Presidents. But as former Philly Mayor and current Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said, Senators "don't do [diddly]."

    August 19, 2007 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. David, Salinas, CA

    Biden is one of the most astute foreign policy experts in America. His political solution for Iraq is looking better every day.

    Here’s his web site:

    August 19, 2007 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. E. C., Houston, Texas

    Biden is perhaps the Most Experienced and Knowledgeable, including, Well-Respected, of All the Democratic Candidates. Perhaps after 'Fatally Flawed Hillary' fades into the distance, which we hope is sooner than later... Democrats will see Biden for what he truly represents.

    August 19, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. Jimmy NC

    I think he will be the next Democrats Secretary of State or Defense
    He's smart enough to do both and he gave the best performance at the debate

    August 19, 2007 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Matt Skky

    Biden is by far the most experienced, intelligent candidate up there. His brash style is likable in a general election, and his history of working across the aisle makes him respected by Republicans even if they don't always agree with him. Hillary is so polarizing, it's a shame that Democrats are willing to wing it with her when they have a winning candidate right in the pack. It's not to say someone like Hillary can't win, but it's a shame to give her all the attention just because of a popularity contest when you've got some a distinguished senator right in the mix. Biden is somewhat of a gaffe machine though and shot himself in the foot with his own Obama "clean" comment, I think an honest mistake but a political launchpad disaster.

    August 19, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  8. Alex Luthor, Madison, WI

    The more I look into Sen. Biden's background and record, the more I am blown away by his integrity and adherence to principles. We need someone like this to be President. Someone who not only is able to "talk the talk" but, also "walk the walk".

    Vote for the person who can do the job, and who most reflects your values, not who's "electable". It just might be your last chance to do so.
    I admit, he's on my short list. Along with other candidates from both parties who have integrity. Hence, the "short list".

    August 19, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. Alex Luthor, Madison, WI

    You know, a Biden/Obama ticket would work.
    People say Obama needs experience. He would get it as VP, and then be ready to be president after Biden, thereby breaking the inbred Washington corruption cycle. It would certainly make it easier for people who are sick of Bush, but not yet ready to entrust the country to an American of a different color, to vote the democratic ticket.

    August 19, 2007 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. Devin,Fbks,AK.

    If I could speak with Joe I'd say,"Here's the deal for democrat's in 07'. Let's not get sucked into debates about religion,immigration,gun laws,abortion."This is a republican tactic that makes them look morally "right".Then they proceed to tear everything apart once elected. Your rights as a American! See: Patriot Act1-2 .Is this what we want?Really, what country needs is a person that is willing to speak his or her mind! Forget poll's! We need a guy that isn't afraid to speak without worries, or a 10 person approved speech! We haven't had that for 50 yrs. And it's due. Good-luck Joe

    August 20, 2007 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  11. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    I am not a Dem by any stretch, but he is by far and away a better candidate than Shrillary.

    If he only had the corporate and MSM backing he would school her.

    He gets some heat for shooting from the hip sometimes, I prefer that than having someone NEVER answer a question and simply blames EVERYONE else for their own shortcomings.

    He is a genuine good guy who is not phony.

    August 20, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |