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So, what do you really think about Joe Biden?

Asked by lillycoyote (24810points) July 11th, 2010

As a Delaware native, and on again-off again, mostly on again, long term resident, I haven’t always been happy with him as our Senator, I haven’t always supported some of the legislation that he has supported but… anyway, he used to kind of just be ours and we’re pretty used to him; now he’s the nation’s, in some ways, the world’s… so do love him? Hate him? Not sure? Can’t decide? Mixed feelings?

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zenele's avatar

I look at his record and I’m impressed by some of his accomplishments, for a politician that is. He also seems like a great family man (impossible to know 100%) which is important for me in determining how I feel about someone.

Then I hear him speak sometimes and am astounded by his political naivety – or just dumbness. He is a contradiction in terms – but then, aren’t we all sometimes?

Austinlad's avatar

I wish he had remained in the Senate. I think he would have been better support to Obama there than as his Veep.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I like him. He’s not the best public speaker, but talk to him one on one and it’s a different experience (at least in my opinion). As a Delaware native, I had to opportunity to meet him and speak with him on several occasions. I think he was a good Senator and I think he is a valuable VP.

dpworkin's avatar

He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to foreign policy, and I think he is unfairly caricatured. It reminds me of when Gerald Ford was president: he was really quite a self-assured athlete, but once Chevy Chase got people thinking he was clumsy, that’s the image that stuck.

Cruiser's avatar

He seems sincere enough and then he opens his mouth! He needs a more portable teleprompter!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

He would have done better to stay in the Senate, like Dan Quayle.

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