Biden wasn't big on White House 'trappings' in 2006

Biden wasn't big on White House 'trappings' in 2006

President Biden has set his sights on the White House multiple times, eventually winning in the 2020 election, but he wasn’t too keen on the White House’s "trappings" in the past.

Biden actually said he did not want to live in the White House in 2006 while trying to woo the voters at the time who were in their 20s and 30s with purple "Unite Our States" martinis.

"I would rather go home to Delaware and make love with my wife when the kids are gone from the house," Biden, who was a Delaware senator at the time, joked as he mixed the lavender libations, eliciting woos from the crowd.

"Folks, I don’t want to live in the White House," Biden said, according to a 2006 News Journal article from journalist Jennifer Brooks. "I will – don’t get me wrong. But I’m not big on the trappings of the office."

Biden has been around the political block many times in his lengthy public service career – including three presidential runs in 1988, 2008 and 2020 – noting he was "no stranger to being young and involved in politics" after winning his Senate seat at 29.

"The only shot I have to win is if I energize people your age," Biden said to the crowd of original members of Generation United, the outreach operation of his Unite Our States PAC. "We need to energize this country."

Biden wasn't big on White House 'trappings' in 2006
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