COMMENTARY | Modern technology is often not a friend to Vice President Joe Biden. The Democrat’s infamous gaffes cannot be curtailed by careful speechwriters or teleprompters. Even as the November election looms, the second-in-command shows no sign of leaving political pundits without comedic fodder. During the crucial final months of campaigning, Joe Biden will be touring the country encouraging Americans to vote for Barack Obama and perhaps sharing at least a few more controversy-causing tidbits at the microphone.
Top 5 Joe Biden Gaffes
1- A real blast from the past: “A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States – Barack America!” Biden comment during his first campaign rally after joining the ticket during the ’08 election.
2- On the economy: “The number one job facing the middle class and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word – J-O-B-S, jobs.” Biden comment during a campaign event in Athens, Ohio in 2008.
3- On the Vice Presidency: “Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.” Biden stated during a New Hampshire town hall meeting in 2008.
4- Private Comment: “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.” Biden to an Indian-American man during a hot mic moment in 2006 caught by C-SPAN.
5- On Barack Obama: “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.” Biden during the early months of the 2007 Democratic primary in 2007.