A lot of people are talking about Joe Biden's rant in Ohio. What they are not talking about is the gaffe within the gaffe. Queue to the 45 second mark:
"I resent the fact that they think we are talking about, we're angry, it's job envy, it's wealth envy, that we don't dream."Pay attention to the switch in what he says next:
"My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be President of the United States I could be, I could be Vice President."Joe Biden always wanted to be President. He wanted it so bad that he ran for President to no effect in 1988 and 2008 He got the VP slot on the ticket in 2008 after John Edwards self-destructed and Hillary Clinton decided she'd rather be Secretary of State.
"My mother and father believed that if my brother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could a millionaire."Joe Biden's net worth is notoriously low, a mere $500,000 by some reports, despite making pretty good money as a U.S. Senator for 36 years and currently making $230,700 a year as Vice President. I don't know if Joe's siblings achieved the parental dreams but Joe apparently has come up a little short of his mother and father's dreams.
"My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams. They don't get us. They don't get who we are."Oh, I think I get it. It must hurt Joe Biden to the core to be serving alongside President Barack Obama. Not only does he have Barack Obama's $400,000 a year salary to envy, he also has the many millions Barack Obama has made from his book, Dreams from My Father.