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Biden in Denver, a Natural Campaigner


Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden with family members stops at Boney's Smokehouse Barbeque on the 16th St. Mall. Biden with his daughter Ashley and wife Jill, get ready to place their order. (Susan Biddle / The Washington Post)

By Perry Bacon Jr.
DENVER -- Barack Obama tapped Joe Biden to be his running mate because of his working-class roots, foreign policy experience and ability to deliver a sharp rhetorical attack.

But in Biden's first stop as the presumptive vice-presidential nominee, he showed another skill important for the campaign trail: an appreciation for unhealthy food.

The Delaware senator, joined by a whole clan of Bidens that included his daughter, wife, brother and two sons, bought five pulled pork sandwiches and a lemonade in downtown Denver at a street vendor called Boney's Smokehouse. At the photo-op, which was arranged by the Obama campaign, Biden shook hands with people in a crowd of more than 100, who were joined by more than 50 journalists.

Biden, in the midst of shaking hands, replied to one reporter's question. Asked if he was surprised Obama had picked him, Biden said "I was pleased."

When a delegate to the convention from Pennsylvania who happened to be downtown shouted, "Pennsylvania loves you," the candidate, wearing a light blue shirt and navy jacket, beamed and said, "I love Pennsylvania."

He then greeted the employees at Boney's. They had been told he was coming but were surprised by his order: Obama aides had told them to prepare turkey legs.

Biden posed for pictures with the employees of Boney's and then jumped back into his motorcade.

Posted at 4:33 PM ET on Aug 25, 2008  | Category:  Joe Biden
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It appears that John McCain has gotten the bounce up from the DNC convention!

Posted by: Crawford | August 28, 2008 11:21 AM

Hillary proves that Obama and Reverend Wright are RIGHT! God D*** amerika!

Posted by: Obamamania | August 26, 2008 2:48 PM

Funny how amazingly shallow, dim-witted and inane the comments of the anti-Obama crowd here are. On the other hand, they apparently support Mccain and/or supported Bush, so no surprise there.

GOP has the "simple-minded stubborn zealot" vote locked up! And they can have them! heh

Posted by: OmarS | August 25, 2008 10:36 PM

Biden was a plagiarist and thoroughly discredited. He got 1% of votes including the sympathy's during Democratic race.

This is incredible.

Posted by: pete | August 25, 2008 9:11 PM

Joe bin Biden's kids work for credit card companies and of course Joe bin Biden made sure the credit card companies were protected when they started coming under scruting a couple years ago - talk about protecting special interests.

Posted by: muskrat | August 25, 2008 8:18 PM

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We are going to win, and the conservatives hate it! They disgusise themselves as Hillary supporters, but they know on Jan 9, America will make history.

Also, McCain and his supporters are slimy. I understand the anger of Clinton supporters, I empathize. However, McCain does not. He and his supporters in this forum only wish to play on the emotions. In a sick twisted way the are playing on the "emotional" stereotype of her female supporters. McCain is wrong and underhanded for this. He ways will not succeed though.


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Posted by: Chris Stewart | August 25, 2008 7:37 PM

Go on with your bad self, not JakeD.

Posted by: newageblues | August 25, 2008 7:30 PM

The Democratic Convention is one big stage show and there also appears to be censorship when speaking about the Clinton Obama rift. Clinton despises Obama and vice versa. Why else would he not have picked her for vp and lock up the election?

For amusement purposes only, I will listen to Obamas lovely wife as she sells herself to the American public as the typical housewife and mother who is in support of her husband. Of course she won't elaborate on how truly racist and militant she really is. Obama is a phony, his wife is a phony, and the entire Democratic party is phony. The talking zombies that support Obama are doing so in hopes of landing a prize job of which there will be thousands if Obama is elected.

As far as Average Joe Biden,he's a tough sell. His critique of Obama during the primary will be difficult to overcome. Was he lying then or is he lying now? Did he mean it when he said he would love to run on the same ticket with McCain? He is also now selling himself as a son from Pennsylvania.

I swear politicians must think that most Americans are totally ignorant and naive.


Posted by: ziggy1 | August 25, 2008 7:29 PM

Senor Muskrat. Uste no tenga pelo?

Posted by: ziggy 1 | August 25, 2008 7:16 PM

accept it GOP

we will bury you

Posted by: isis | August 25, 2008 6:59 PM

The candidates' food survival guide:

"Love that pork! Those chili fries, awesome! Another deep-fried Twinkie? Sure, why not?

"Say, can you point me to the men's room? Thanks!"

*pad pad pad pad pad* *turn click lock*

"BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!"

*flush wipe tictac* *pad pad pad pad pad*

"Hey, is that pizza? Share the love! Nacho casserole? Where you been all my life, down this way...!"

Posted by: treetopflyer | August 25, 2008 6:58 PM

By putting on this ridiculous production only to placate the oversize egos of the Clintons, the Democrats merely emphasize the split. After eight disastrous years of Bush, they should win with a landslide. Instead they may achieve the impossible and actually lose the election.

Posted by: bodo | August 25, 2008 6:56 PM

It is easy to just write lies. What I wrote was from John Mccains book from his own words. He is nothing but a drunk and life time failure. Never did a thin on his own, His political career was bought for him,

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The democrats are having a sale: TWO POMPOUS GAS-BAGS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! Forget the tire gauge - the dems have a new energy plan: wind-power through endless hot air.

Here's the stuff the loony-left liberal media WILL NOT TELL YOU:

Biden and hussein are both so lacking in honesty and ethics they blatantly plagiarize the words of others.

The many, many plagiarized speeches of Biden have been well documented. While at Syracuse Law School, Biden plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote. He has not only plagiarized Americans, but British politicians as well, such as Neil Kinnock, then-leader of the British Labour Party. He's a true international plagiarizer. (This is what the liberal media mean when they say biden has "international experience".)

In his mediocre law school, Biden was only able to graduate 76th in a class of 85 - i.e., he was in the lowest 10.5%! Of course, while campaigning, he claimed falsely to have graduated in the "top half" of his class. A plagiarizer and a LIAR!

hussein is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes. (His mental deficiencies appear to rival those of Biden.) His many plagiarized speeches have also been documented, including his theft of words from a speech by Deval Patrick, from Robin Williams' movie "Man of the Year", and others. Like Biden, hussein also has been caught in many, many lies.

Yep, the character of these two is as pathetic as it gets - they deserve one another. America deserves neither.

Posted by: ALEX H. | August 25, 2008 6:47 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 6:54 PM

The democrats are having a sale: TWO POMPOUS GAS-BAGS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! Forget the tire gauge - the dems have a new energy plan: wind-power through endless hot air.

Here's the stuff the loony-left liberal media WILL NOT TELL YOU:

Biden and hussein are both so lacking in honesty and ethics they blatantly plagiarize the words of others.

The many, many plagiarized speeches of Biden have been well documented. While at Syracuse Law School, Biden plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote. He has not only plagiarized Americans, but British politicians as well, such as Neil Kinnock, then-leader of the British Labour Party. He's a true international plagiarizer. (This is what the liberal media mean when they say biden has "international experience".)

In his mediocre law school, Biden was only able to graduate 76th in a class of 85 - i.e., he was in the lowest 10.5%! Of course, while campaigning, he claimed falsely to have graduated in the "top half" of his class. A plagiarizer and a LIAR!

hussein is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes. (His mental deficiencies appear to rival those of Biden.) His many plagiarized speeches have also been documented, including his theft of words from a speech by Deval Patrick, from Robin Williams' movie "Man of the Year", and others. Like Biden, hussein also has been caught in many, many lies.

Yep, the character of these two is as pathetic as it gets - they deserve one another. America deserves neither.

Posted by: ALEX H. | August 25, 2008 6:47 PM

I don't know if you noticed but approval rating favor Obama 66% to 31% Mccain. People know Mccain is an idiot. Out of curiosity what advanced degrees does Mccain hold? Has he ever even had a job in his life? He lived off his family then went into the naval academy. If you read his book and not the ones you will find on the shelf today that have been rewritten removing a lot of things he was sorry he said. I guess he was too honest. Those stories about cheating on his wife dozens of time and living in an alcohol induced stupor for months. Back to what I was saying, in his book he says going to the academy was the last thing he wanted to do. Evidenced by his performance. Staying drunk most of the time and finishing 894 out of 899 in his class. He did think flying may be fun and with the help of his father managed to get into flight school even though he was not qualified.
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Obama's advisers, spooked about his weak foreign-policy credentials, talked him into choosing Biden.

Unfortunately, "It's the economy stupid."

Meanwhile, Biden's vote on the bankruptcy bill is sure to endear him to all those white working-class voters he's supposed to bring in.

His first big decision, and Obama again demonstrates he's not ready.

Posted by: WylieD | August 25, 2008 6:15 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 6:43 PM

I can't see a VP with hair implants like bin Biden. For God's sake, just go bald with grace.

Posted by: muskrat | August 25, 2008 6:38 PM

According to The newspaper, Obama's half-sister will appear at the convention.

What about all his half-brothers?

For one who frequently speaks of his African roots, Obama seems ashamed of his family.


Posted by: WylieD | August 25, 2008 6:22 PM


Obama's advisers, spooked about his weak foreign-policy credentials, talked him into choosing Biden.

Unfortunately, "It's the economy stupid."

Meanwhile, Biden's vote on the bankruptcy bill is sure to endear him to all those white working-class voters he's supposed to bring in.

His first big decision, and Obama again demonstrates he's not ready.

Posted by: WylieD | August 25, 2008 6:15 PM

Occasionally I skim the comments to political stories in the national online newspapers. They're astonishing in their vitriol. I don't know what to make of the hatred. I find it dismaying.

Posted by: Tom Z. | August 25, 2008 6:10 PM

-Bin Biden is a fraud. And a vain one. Who in God's name -at age 60- would get hair implants. God, these people are repulsive.

Posted by: muskrat | August 25, 2008 6:09 PM

Biden is a jinks. Now they are both loosers. Obama and Biden won't win. Obama's ego just could not let go -- he could not see Hillary in the White House with him.

Posted by: mzbond | August 25, 2008 6:06 PM

not JakeD:

Are you sure there will be any hookers left after Elliot Spitzer gets done with them this week?

Posted by: JakeD | August 25, 2008 6:00 PM

Sorry we failed you, Hillary. We should had worked harder - we should had worked smarter. Now we must accept Obama - the best inexperienced Saviour - as our Commander-In-Chief, tutored by Biden, our new "Dick Cheney".

Posted by: Louie | August 25, 2008 5:54 PM

An extremely bad day for the Baracky Hussein Obama campaign.

After all this time and wait, he chooses a man (Joe Biden) with the personality of a "dead fish" - and that is putting it mildly.

I can't believe that Baracky Hussein Obama did not even consider Hillary Clinton.

I can only assume that he believes that he has the women's vote locked up.

I hope that all Hispanic voters realize, that they will be at the bottom of the barrel if Baracky Hussein Obama is elected in November. He will have to pacify the black electorate after receiving 99 % of their vote.

Democrats for John McCain in 2008.

Posted by: gary | August 25, 2008 5:53 PM

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION SCHEDULE LEAKED!


7:00 pm – Ceremonial burning of the U.S. Constitution

7:15 pm – Spiritual Medium Sylvia Browne performs psychic séance in desperate attempt to raise Ronald Reagan from the grave

7:35 pm – "The Pleasures of Adultery" - with Newt Gingrich & Rudy Giuliani

8:05 pm – Gay sex party in Minneapolis airport's Men's Restroom hosted by Senator Larry Craig

8:35 pm - Transvestite Ann Coulter – "My Life as a Man"

8:55 pm – Live satellite feed from Federal Prison – Ohio Rep. Bob Ney

9:05 pm – Guest speaker ex-Florida Congressman Mark Foley "Joys with Young Boys"

9:25 pm – Oliver North – "Iran is Evil, but I sold them weapons anyway"

9:40 pm – Bill O' Reilly – "The costs of sexual harassment and phone sex with employees"

10:00 pm – Gay sex party in Men's Room hosted by Ken Mehlman and Geraldo Rivera

10:25 pm – Check on McCain to see if he's still breathing and if his adult diaper needs to be changed.

10:35 pm – N.R.A. President hosts an assault riffle target practice on Gays and Mexicans.

10:45 pm - Call emergency squad after a drunken Darth Cheney accidentally shoots his friend in the face.

11:00 pm – Bush performs his hilarious comedy routine where he looks for Iraq's fictitious WMD's under guests tables.

11:15 pm – Mike Huckabee does his famous uncanny imitation of Gomer Pyle.

11:20 pm – Group intervention to get Rush Limbaugh back into drug rehab

11:45 pm – Go up on rooftop and throw rocks down at homeless Vets sleeping in alley.

12:00 am – Live satellite feed from Federal Prison –California Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham

12:20 am – Convicted felon/Fox News analyst G. Gordon Liddy – Lock picking secrets

12:40 am – Guest speakers Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz – "How to lie your Country into a War"

1:00 am – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay –"Tips on Money Laundering"

1:15 am – Hookers arrive for after party


Posted by: not JakeD | August 25, 2008 5:23 PM

John McBush owns at least seven times as many houses as Barack Obama. He's had twice as many marriages and is 50% older than his opponent. Surely his convention bounce will be at least double Obama's, no?


So let's set down a benchmark of our own for him:

If John McBush fails to see a 30-point spike coming out of the Republican convention, then we can be sure his candidacy is an utter failure.

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Posted by: JakeD | August 25, 2008 4:59 PM

Biden is a natural at this. He will ably fill the attack dog role that the Obama campaign so lacked.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 25, 2008 4:44 PM

I am Barack Obama and I approve this message.

I chose Joe Biden because he is the national spokesman for "Just For Men." And as President, I know my hair will be getting grey after putting in my 3 hrs in the gym everyday and my 25 hr work weeks.

I want Joe Biden because he has the hook-up for "Just For Men" which, just like the way I was hooked on coke in my younger years, I plan to get addicted to this fine product the same way the American people are addicted to oil, guns, and religion.

I am Barack Obama and I endorse this message.

Posted by: Barack Obama | August 25, 2008 4:42 PM

Perhaps one of those "reporters" could ask if Obama promised him the VP spot months ago (before The One claimed to have put Hillary on any "short list")?

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/01/03/a_bidenobama_deal_1.html

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Posted by: JakeD | August 25, 2008 4:35 PM

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