“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,” he said of front-runner Sen. Barack Obama in an interview with the New York Observer back in February.
Also memorable are his remarks on Republican hopeful Rudy Giuliani during an October debate.
“There’s only three things he (Rudolph Giuliani) mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11,” Biden said.
Now, Biden’s taking his sharp tongue to Iowa to make a final push before the Jan. 3 caucus. Friday, he spoke to Iowans at the Port of Burlington about his experience in foreign policy and why his campaign is more than just sound bites and expensive ads.
“You guys are too smart for that,” he said, according to the Hawkeye. “You are the single most informed group of voters in the country. You and New Hampshire are the only thing that stands between a Democratic process and an election that is bought.”
Despite his message that voters shouldn’t make their decisions based on advertising, the Biden campaign is joining all other candidates in launching new campaign ads in Iowa.
The new ad touts Biden’s “wisdom and judgment” when it comes to national security, saying, “leadership takes a steady hand, a steel spine, a cool head, an honest heart.”