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Rating Joe Biden - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race


Rating Joe Biden - Debate Scoreboard for the 2008 Democratic Race

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Des Moines Register debate on Dec 13, 2007 - Joe Biden was characteristically decisive, bright, articulate, great fun, and highly experienced and knowledgable in foreign relations, but is seen by detractors as verbose and a foot-in-the-mouth loose cannon.

CNN Debate in Las Vegas, November 15, 2007, moderated by Wolf Blitzer - Whether by coincidence or pressure-caused design, the CNN Democratic debate in Las Vegas was hardly impartial.

NBC News/Philadelphia Debate, October 30, 2007, moderated by Brian Williams, Tim Russert - Perhaps jealous of Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, who recently spouted clever one-liners at the Republican debates, Joe was hilariously relentless in his attacks on Giuliani, dubbing him "probably the most underqualified man since George Bush to seek the presidency."

ABC News/Iowa Debate, August 19, 2007, moderated by George Stephanopoulos - Dodd and Biden both made good points in the ABC-Iowa debate, and had excellent moments. They're both outstanding, loyal Democratic senators of long-standing. And both presently chair powerful Senate committees. Apparently, though, Democrats have decided that neither will be the party nominee for the 2008 presidential race.

CNN-YouTube Debate, July 23, 2007, moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper - Joe Biden's witty candor and colorful honesty brought entertainment to the masses during the debate, and he made important points in the process.

PBS-Howard University debate, June 28, 2007, moderated by Tavis Smiley - Sen. Biden's odd, off-the-wall remark about he and Obama having AIDS tests was absurdly comical, especially when the camera panned to Obama's eyes bulging in horrified disbelief.

DNC Winter Kick-Off Meeting, February 1-3, 2007 - No one doubts that Sen. Biden, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and with more than 3 decades in the Senate, comprehends policy complexities, and could credibly inhabit the White House. The problem is that... well, he's Joe Biden. Foot-in-the-mouth, hogging-the-camera, yakking-incessantly, close-to-lobbyists Joe.

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