Biden - A regular working class Joe or an elitist politician?

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    Since Barack Obama made his recent choice for VP, there have been a handful of articles describing Joe Biden as "working class" Joe and a clear representative of blue collar workers and families. Recently described in this article from USA Today In Biden, a life story to complement Obama's, it states Joe Biden is an excellent complement to Obama and should help to reach out to those voters Obama has struggled to reel in entirely.

    Is this true, does Biden complement Obama? Does Biden's background represent the working class lifestyle? Will he connect with voters that Obama is unable to connect with?
     
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    Does anyone know if his wife is inherently wealthy? Not that I would typically care but just wondering. We all know even if the husband is not independently wealthy, the wife may just as well be.

    And I would also say, Biden has been a U.S. Senator since he was 29. I doubt he's ever had to worry about putting food on the table.
     
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    June 2007 ...
    A look at Biden's net worth - Forbes.com
     
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    Good info. So he's definitely not in the league of a John Kerry or John McCain but I don't think I would put him in the category of Blue Collar worker either.
     
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    He's the son of a car salesman. That tells me all I need to know about him.
     
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    Allie, I agree with you. :eusa_angel:
     
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    Hehe.
     
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    I know! Kinda :eek: scary, huh? :lol:

    :lol: Even Ravi has one of my quotes hanging on her bathroom mirror! :eusa_shifty:

    I think I need a vacation! :D
     

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