August 27th, 2008
05:37 PM ET
12 years ago

Preparing for prime time

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He's been in the Senate for 36 years and run for president twice, but CNN's Mary Snow reports Joe Biden is getting set for what could be the biggest moment of his political life. (Getty Images)


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  1. Dan, CT

    The first time I ever heard of Joe Biden was a news clip in 1987 of him screaching in a high pitched voice and shaking his head uncontrollaby at Sec. of State George Schultz in a discussion over South Africa. Don't get me wrong, I didn't doubt Sen. Biden's abhorrance of abartheid, but my first and only thought was "he's overdoing it, he's playing to the cameras." Sure enough, shortly after that Biden announces he's running for president. Cut to early 1988, and a New Hampshire everyman asks Biden where he went to college and how well he did. Biden bristles at being questioned by this mere commoner and snaps back: "Well I think I have a higher IQ than you!", and then goes on to grossly exaggerate his academic acheivments. This is the indelible impression of Sen. Biden I have had for 20 years. For God's sake wasn't their anyone else Sen. Obama could have chosen for a running mate, than this primma donna ?

    August 27, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  2. Sheena

    I was not impressed with Bill (maybe didn't want to upstage Hillary) who was as boring as he was when he was President – actually not a terribly bad thing, since I cried all through his wife's speech last night. Hey, Kerry's hair was something -helmet hair. Even as a Republican and a McCain supporter, I have to say I felt a terrible regret about Hillary. Her love, humanity, charisma, and enthusiasm really came through. Not to mention her amazing sense of humor, which made me laugh and cry. The fully-orange pantsuit alone made a statement of its own, and I didn't take that for granted... If she had campaigned that way all along, she might have won me over...despite my conservatism.

    August 27, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. Obama/Biden

    It is ridiculous what the republican had done to this country in eight years. Coming from economics surplus from Bill Clinton to deep debt to China. This republican government is handing their white plate over to China and begging to barrow money from them. This has never been the US. Most of the time it always been the other way around. We are the one that used to lend money to the world.
    These republican think that they have not done enough to the country and try to scare you away from a chance to take our country back. No way, No how, No McCain.

    August 27, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
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