Joe Biden — Elected at the 47th vice president of the United States of America in 2008, Joe Biden has been an influential figure in the Democratic Party. Before his joint election with President Barack Obama, he was a United States Senator from Delaware.
As the vice president, every word that has come out of Joe Biden’s mouth has been heavily scrutinized. Some of his words are those of wisdom and experience, while others just make for confusing and/or entertaining quotes.
“Most liberals think of civil liberties as their Achilles heel. It isn’t.”
“I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS. There’s no shame in being tested for AIDS. It’s an important thing.”
“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”
“Just talk to me as a father, not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?”
“You cannot go to 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent … I’m not joking.”
“To me this is the first principle of life, the foundational principle, and a lesson you can’t learn at the foot of any wise man: Get up! The art of living is simply getting up after you’ve been knocked down. ”
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
“My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’”
“I should start with an apology to Rudy Giuliani. I said every sentence Rudy utters has a noun, a verb, and 9/11 in it. I was wrong. He called me to tell me after Pat Robertson’s endorsement, there’s an Amen in every sentence he says too.”
“Israel has no better friend than Joe Biden”
“Let’s just be smart this time. I’m looking for smart.”
“But all our differences hardly measure up to the values we all hold in common… ”