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The next president of the united states — barack america!v"A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!"
Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 23, 2008
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...she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive."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."
Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010
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Stand up, chuck, let 'em see ya."Stand up, Chuck, let'em see ya."
Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008
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A successful dump!"A successful dump!"
Joe Biden, explaining his whereabouts (dropping deadwood at the dump) to the reporters outside his home, Wilmington, Del., Aug. 20, 2008
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If we do everything right...there's Still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."
Joe Biden, speaking to members of the House Democratic caucus who were gathered in Williamsburg, Va., for their annual retreat, Feb. 6, 2009
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...a three-letter word: jobs..."Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs."
Joe Biden, Athens, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2008
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When the stock market crashed, franklin d. Roosevelt got on the television..."When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened."
Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn't president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008
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Thank you, Dr. Pepper..."Thank you, Dr. Pepper, and thank you, Chancell... Dr. Paper. And thank you, Chancellor."
At a campaign stop in Eastern Iowa in March of 2012, Biden accidentally thanked "Dr. Pepper" rather than the woman who actually had helped organize the event, Scott Community College President Dr. Theresa Paper. Fortunately for Joe, he caught his mistake right away and corrected himself.