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Politico Investigates: 'Joe Biden: Sex Symbol?'

1:42 PM, Oct 2, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Virginia-based trade publication Politico investigates whether Vice President Joe Biden is a sex symbol:

It's the main story on Politico's website right now.

"He’s No. 2 on the ticket, but No. 1 in their hearts," former Debbie Wasserman Schultz staffer Jonathan Allen writes.

Women born before the Baby Boom generation seem to have a collective crush on a handsome vice presidential candidate with piercing blue eyes and a wide smile who likes to talk about government benefits for seniors. No, not Paul Ryan.

Joe Biden’s bringing sexy back— to the Medicare-eligible set — and that could be valuable for a president who trails Republican rival Mitt Romney with women of a certain age despite having a wide advantage with their 18- to 65-year-old counterparts.

The vice president, who turns 70 in November, has been on a tour of diners and delis in swing states, charming as many white, blue-collar voters – and their mothers– as possible.

He’s kissed women on the lips – and the cheek. He pulled a biker chick so close to him at one pit stop that she appeared to be sitting in his lap in photos. And he’s talked about the acrobatic acts of cheerleaders in terms that would draw at least a PG-13 rating in Hollywood.

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