Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill visit Utah: He raises money, she raises military morale

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  • kargirl Sacramento, CA
    July 11, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    VP and Dr. Biden are about as real as it gets. And one reason I will vote this ticket again is that all the people on it know how to ride public transportation, go through a checkout line and buy stuff at a regular store, go shopping like I do (love Michelle's sneaking out to Target!) and keep it real when they speak with people on the campaign trail. These are people who have felt life as it really is, have had the same experiences as many of us, and worse than a lot of us--most importantly, they haven't forgotten how it felt. It has informed their actions now, and whether you agree with them or not, you can't take that from them.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 11, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    Joe is a cool guy. His wife a class act.

  • salty dog BOUNTIFUL, UT
    July 11, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    I think Mrs. Biden should be President....she has kids in the military, she still teaches and she is a great communicator!!!

  • JD Tractor Iowa City, IA
    July 11, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    The election will fall on these lines. Voting for Obama, people who get government handouts (49% of the nation get some form now thanks to Obama), the very rich 1% (don't let the news fool you) who stand to get a profit for supporting him (read Solyndra here), Unions members (once again those who will profit), illegal immigrants (trust me they get to vote, they fall under the handout category) and the hollywood elite (out of touch with reality, live in fantasy land).

    Who will vote for Romney, the middle class who are hard working, goal oriented and know when you're putting lipstick on a pig, the rich 1% who are losing their fortunes to Obama's policies, the independents and grudgingly the evangelicals ( they have their own issues to work on, Obama however seems to be worse than voting for a mormon).

    Who wins...If you can eliminate illegal immigrant (don't kid yourself, thats the only reasons Dems want them in the country) votes, and ACORN voter fraud (still exists under a different name), Romney will win by a landside.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2012 8:45 a.m.

    Gold Star,

    I'm sorry you lost your son, but the Deseret News does recognize and honor troops.

    First, not every article can or will mention the deaths of U.S. soldiers. During a campaign, the focus will typically revolve around one thing and one thing only- the candidates. The real question is whether the Deseret News has a record of ignoring the troops or paying them the honor and respect they have earned. In looking at the history of this site, one is required to ignore how frequent the Deseret News does such in order to hold that critical view. CNN, yes. The Deseret News, not really. Again, your loss is more than sad, more than deserving of recognition everyday. I would never disagree with that. I believe our troops deserve much more recognition than our country gives. Still, the Deseret News frequently gives attention to our deceased soldiers and the remembrance they deserve.

    The beliefs behind its majority reader-base demand that amount of recognition, as a whole we without question honor fallen troops. Maybe you feel your son is 'lost in the numbers' (so-to-speak) but I can assure you, he is remembered by others.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    July 11, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    Gold Star,

    Thank you to your son for serving our country. I'm sorry for your loss. I don't have kids yet, so I don't know what it's like, but thank you.

  • Gold Star Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    I'm very disappointed that the article had no mention of the Gold Star parents that attended the event. It takes an incredible amount of courage to attend a military function where families have their soldiers safely back home with them. Our son was killed in Afghanistan. I live with that pain everyday, but his death was not worthy enough to be mentioned in the article published in the Desert News.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    July 11, 2012 7:06 a.m.

    So that's why I jumped out of bed this morning. My morale was high.