WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Join as a $13-a-month sustainer and get the retro NHPR t-shirt!
NHPR Blogs

Five Triumphantly Memorable Joe Biden Moments

biden_by_richiec.jpg
richiec via Flickr Creative Commons
/

After Steve Kornacki unpacked Joe Biden's forgettable status as a 2016 Presidential front-runner, we felt compelled to illuminate all the ways that the Vice President HAS left an indelible mark on our collective memory:

1. Speaking on his unique relationship with the Office of the President:

"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." - Aug. 22, 2012

2. On Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen's very vital and animate mother:

"His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul." - March 17, 2010

3. Passionately summoning wheelchair-bound Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham to stand up alongside him:

4. Demonstrating a fiery passion and a wildly ignorant knowledge of microphone mechanics before the President signed the Affordable Care Act:

5. Attempting to connect with an Indian-American citizen on C-SPAN's "Road to the White House" series:

"In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking." - June 17th, 2006

Related Content
  • A Vice President seems like an obvious choice at the end of any President’s second term, but President Obama’s right-hand man may face an “over-the-hill”…