126 Responses to “Vice President Joe Biden: A Beautiful Interview”


  1. 1 Anjo
    September 11, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Good morning one and all, its quite rainy here, not your typical Caribbean sunny day, hope everyone’s having a great day

  2. 4 Anjo
    September 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Have to look at this when I get home, hope he runs

  3. 5 MightyPamela
    September 11, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Except Joe Biden, ho is not officially a candidate, yet.

    MightyPamela on September 11, 2015 at 11:32 am
    BTW, we all know, even tho the ‘candidates’ (all of whom are totally unqualified) do not: they are all running against PBO, such is the magnitude of his Presidency, such is the undeniable fact that the bar for POTUS (male or female) will never be as low as it was before he took the office and showed them all what it means to be President of the United States. Small wonder they are all flustered and bewildered at this stage. They still think it’s a game, PBO has shown the entire world it certainly is not. Back in a bit with exciting news on the new moon/solar eclipse tomorrow.

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  4. 6 mtmarilyn
    September 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Congratulations Anjo on First!!! Listening to this interview is so soul wrenching. What a beloved man VPOTUS is. Colbert handled it beautifully.

    Have a beautiful day everyone. Thoughts for all the families of 9/11.

  5. 10 sherijr
    September 11, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks Nerdy for posting this interview.

  6. 12 sabreen60
    September 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Love VP Biden. The strength and compassion in him is a sight to behold. I think it really is telling when a person can experience the tragedy that VP Biden has and remain positive and caring of others. I so admire him.

  7. 13 donna dem 4 obama
    September 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Balling my eyes out watching VP Joe with Colbert. Love Him So Much!!!!!

    He would be the absolute most authentic person in this Presidential race. I feel so conflicted. Part of me wants us to leave him alone and let him have his grieving period and the rest of me feels that this country is in such need a person like him with such great character.

  8. 14 57andfemale
    September 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm

  9. 15 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I can’t imagine what it would be like to spend 9 years pretending to be somebody you are not.

    Was that a ding against unohoo?

  10. 20 JER
    September 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    • 21 sherijr
      September 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      whoa, surprised he said that. what a shame.

    • 22 amk for obama
      September 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      so one more impressive candidate is gonna be a problem how.

      • 23 57andfemale
        September 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm

        It certainly isn’t a clown bus. Hey, they’d all fit in a sedan for God’s sake.

        • 24 amk for obama
          September 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

          egg.sack.lee

          He could have very well said given his recent loss, I am sure Joe will consider his priorities and make his own judgement call.

          fecking idjit.

    • 25 57andfemale
      September 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Sorry. Eff de Blasio. We have a couple of candidates. Just because he likes one of them doesn’t mean the field is “closed”.

      • September 11, 2015 at 12:41 pm

        THIS. The gall of someone, anyone, a Democrat, saying this given the circumstances is just offensive in the extreme.

        • 27 57andfemale
          September 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

          I think O’Malley should be more viable. He’s pretty good. But seriously, de Blasio – you like Bernie so the entire Democratic should be done because you’re done? And exactly what is Bernie going to be able to do for you? I’ve been thinking the last few days: imagine Bernie negotiating a deal with the ME. Do you think anyone would be afraid of him enough to actually give in on anything? You need a little strength and fear to move things forward. NOT the only thing, but you need someone who is willing to make difficult choices. PBO did with bin Laden. It was bloodless with Syrian chemical weapons and bloodless with Iran. You need to be able to project your willingness to meet ANY challenge. Bernie has decided on his narrow list of issues and he’s done. Outrageous. I may agree with most of his positions, but he is not Presidential. Even the reporters who follow him on the campaign trail say that yes, he is grumpy and angry all the time. That’s why Biden touched me so deeply last night: I miss “heart” from this entire field for 2016. And yet, if Joe had to make a hard choice, he would do it.

          • September 11, 2015 at 1:01 pm

            For all Bernie’s talk about economics, he has stated that he believes trade is tantamount to treason, so you can bet on our economy tanking if he were in charge, among other things.

            • 29 57andfemale
              September 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm

              That’s when I realized that he really is a loon. No trade deals. Never. WTF?!?!?! What effing planet does he live on? And it bothers me that he never tried to make the Democratic party better – if he couldn’t have his way instantly, he wasn'[t going to place in the sandbox. Until he wanted to be POTUS.

              • 30 pickle48
                September 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

                There is a lot of magical thinking in his campaign. He seems to think he can get a Congress to go along with him. HOW?! He is incredibly impractical.

                • 31 57andfemale
                  September 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm

                  You call it “magical thinking”. I call it loony. He won’t bash Hillary but he is constantly bashing and lying about PBO. He lives in a little fantasy world. He’s getting on my last nerve.

      • September 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm

        BTW, as John Del Cecato noted on twitter, de Blasio is going around praising Trump, so yeah, he can go eff himself.

      • 33 vcprezofan2
        September 11, 2015 at 12:58 pm

        I felt like tweeting, ‘Not all voters are as easily impressed as you, DeBlasio’.

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    • 35 MightyPamela
      September 11, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Missed it on that one, mr mayor.

    • September 11, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Well luckily it’s not up to him!

  11. September 11, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Our guy.

  12. September 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I hate to drag him into something he doesn’t really want but we need this man as President.

    • 39 57andfemale
      September 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      He wants it, I think. He is such a good man that he wants to be sure he could do it justice with all of his heart and soul. The great soul and heart of this man.

      Contrast with Trump, who is willfully ignorant of complexity or hard work or commitment. His message that is cowing so many Americans: it’s “easy”. That’s what these idiots want to hear.

    • 40 vcprezofan2
      September 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Given all that he *has* done and *seen done* in the years of this presidency, I think it would be hard for VP Joe to step aside and leave the nation in the hands of the incompetents who have expressed presidential interest to date. To my mind the current field has both practical incompetence (Republicans mostly, with one Dem) and emotional incompetence (Dems). I’m thinking …hoping.. pride of accomplishment plus love of country and people will weigh heavily on the scale of VP Joe’s decision.

      • 41 MightyPamela
        September 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

        ^5 ^5

      • September 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

        I’m on your train, vc. This is what I’m hoping will tip the scale as well. I though he was alluding to that last night in his own way.

        • 44 vcprezofan2
          September 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

          Not sure if it’s because we want it so badly, Meta, but I read several favorable allusions form last night. 😉 I also thought VP Joe looked, and has been looking, much better than he had in the immediate aftermath of Beau’s passing. While I know that mourning is an up and down scenario, I do read him as being in an ‘improved’ space. I read Dr. Jill as being in an improving space as well, during her recent trip to the community college with PBO. Their demeanor just seemed not as weighed down to me /shrugging/ and not simply because I want it to be. Anyhoo, fingers crossed.

  13. 46 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    TGIF
    Hello TOD.
    Beautiful. Sunny. Blue Sky.
    Thanks TOD for all you do. Awesome posts.
    Congrats Anjo for your Au ⭐
    Congrats to Gold ⭐ winners, 3 posts back.

  14. 47 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    And this was his 1st instinct on 911?
    The GOPers are flocking to this idiot?

  15. 49 Jeff
    September 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    It’s hard to go on Peoples View anymore considering there are so many die hard Clinton fans on there. I’ve already been accused of being a Bernie supporter which pissed me off. I also am tired of some of the people on there saying how they don’t want Biden to run and acting like republicans when it comes to foreign policy.

    Sorry if i ruffle some feathers here considering that I was once a huge fan of that site. 😦

  16. 52 JER
    September 11, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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  19. 55 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  20. 56 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    This is a story that has gotten a lot of coverage locally for 2 days now.

  21. 57 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

  22. September 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    So the House rejected the Iran Deal but Leader Pelosi states that in fact she had the votes to sustain veto. So, whatever, GOP.

  23. 59 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:05 pm

  24. 61 JER
    September 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

  25. 62 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    9-11-15
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest, Already in Progress……. Sorry TOD…..I was distracted and I thought that I have already posted it.

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  27. 64 forus50
    September 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm

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  29. 67 JER
    September 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  30. 68 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  31. 70 JER
    September 11, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    LIVE NOW: VP Biden Remarks at 9/11 Memorial Ride Kickoff – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
    Also here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/

  32. 71 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Desperado 😉

  33. 80 kid kanga
    September 11, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you for posting this NW! I watched live last night and this interview has stayed with me all day today.

  34. 81 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    serena on a roll. takes 1st set 6-2.

  35. September 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    That VP Biden is being so thoughtful in his consideration of whether to run is a good reason that, if he should decide to run, he would be the best candidate.

    I suspect that if you were to ask why they are running, most (or all) of the candidates will give an answer that, once you get past the word salad and dissect what they say, is selfish in nature or a matter of ego. And willingness to give 110 percent to the job? Just the fact that most of them aren’t taking the time to know or understand what is going on, not just domestically (which they aren’t doing that well either), but across the globe, and that they don’t give the impression that they will work for *all* of *us*, but that their motive is self-serving disqualifies the lot. Given some of the outlandish claims and promises they are making, they don’t even understand the role of the executive branch of government.

    I too would understand if he decides not to run. But if he decides to run, we can be confident that he is all in and for all the right reasons.

  36. 83 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    down 3 break points, still serena wins the 1st game.

  37. September 11, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Another phenomenal barnburner of a speech from VP. Wow, he is really on a roll. Passion, heart, commitment.

  38. 85 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    and she takes the 3rd game. nothing but aces baybee.

  39. 87 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm

  40. 89 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

  41. 90 No Child Left Behind
    September 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille!

    I read above that POTUS will be meeting the Nut-n-Yahoo! in November. I hope he offers him this

  42. 91 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

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  44. 93 57andfemale
    September 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    • 94 GGail
      September 11, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      57andfemale, I read about your little doggie and I hope he makes a full recovery real soon {{{puppy hugs}}}

      • 95 57andfemale
        September 11, 2015 at 2:05 pm

        Thanks, GGail! Next few days will be important, but he’s doing okay. Looks like a little prizefighter with his black eye (he’s a white dog). he’s able to eat, and I’m not supposed to poke around in his mouth because I can open up the fragile healing. He is an amazingly strong spirit, my Kasper.

        • September 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

          More love and hugs to Kasper, 57, wishing him the speediest of recoveries. Meanwhile, Danny’s limping, don’t know what he did to his paw and I can’t see anything – vet tomorrow, then.

          • 97 57andfemale
            September 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

            Oh, no! You looked between all the toes to see if there’s a thorn or something? Our poor Danny! Keep us posted.

            Kasper is milking this for all he’s worth. Mommy made him homemade organic chicken soup to mix in with his food. The little fraud.

            • 98 Roberta in MN
              September 11, 2015 at 5:38 pm

              57andfemale. I didn’t catch what happened to your puppy, but much healing for him and keep giving him that soup. LOL. He will never go back to normal food again. They do know how to whine. (((hugs))) for Kasper. and you for all your good care.

              • 99 57andfemale
                September 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

                He and his brother got into a scuffle and there was an inch-long puncture in his lip and he has a black eye. (He only weighs 17 pounds). Not fun to look into a hole going straight down into your dog. My vet couldn’t believe it didn’t go all the way through. Boys will be boys, and he’s well on the mend. Thanks for asking. How are you doing, my friend? Wish I could deliver a bowl of homemade soup to you right now.

  45. 100 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    come on serena. no 3rd set.

  46. 107 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    she seems a bit off her game today.

  47. 108 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

  48. September 11, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Meanwhile in Hungary, camp guards are throwing food at penned in asylum seekers.

  49. 114 No Child Left Behind
    September 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Sarah Palin needs to stop the execution of the English language. She should take up sign language instead.

  50. 119 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    3rd set. damn.

  51. 120 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    she needs to break her. Now.

  52. 124 Nena20409
    September 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  53. 125 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    daymn. 2-1. too many unforced errors. come on serena.

  54. September 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    This is a beautiful piece:


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