Thursday, October 11, 2012

Joe, we hardly knew ya! A Joe Biden debate primer! (Plus breaking moderator news)

Breaking Debate News October 11: "President Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review." (The DC)

If you think you know Joe Biden then the article, "Old Smirkin' Joe:", at The American Spectator is a must read!

But before I get to that, for those who may be unfamiliar with the Vice President here is some insight into the mind and psyche of Joe Biden utilizing a few of his past quotes:

About Barack Obama Joe Biden once called him the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Describing his home state of Delaware Joe Biden explained why he would do well in the southern primaries by saying “You don’t know my state. My state was a slave state … my state is the 8th largest black population in the country.”

Speaking to an Indian-American supporter in 2006 Joe Biden said “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

While those statements provide some insight into the mind of Joe Biden, for an idea of his potential debating style tonight please read the following article by Paul Kengor (H/T Mark Levin):

Old Smirkin' Joe:

"I'd like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden's Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. It involved Biden's international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden. I'm confident Biden may aim to repeat the performance with Paul Ryan in the vice-presidential debate, looking to "Quayle" the youthful Wisconsin congressman in a way worse than Lloyd Bentsen might have done.

The "good man" I'm referring to is William P. "Bill" Clark, also known as Judge Clark. Clark, now 80 years old, living in Paso Robles, California, was Ronald Reagan's confidant, closest aide, and single most important adviser in the effort to take down the Soviet Union. He was widely heralded from left to right, from the likes of Maureen Dowd to Lou Cannon to Edmund Morris to Cap Weinberger to Michael Reagan. But before Clark could do the crucial work he did for President Reagan, he had to survive confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in February 1981..."

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