It hasn’t been easy for the vice president. While attending the University of Delaware, where he studied history and political science, he met and fell in love with a Syracuse University student, Neilia Hunter. Soon after, he was accepted into the Syracuse Law School, and following graduation, He and Ms. Hunter married in 1966. Six years later, the Delaware Democrats prodded Biden to run for the Senate. He won that race in November, becoming the fifth youngest person elected to the Senate. Just weeks following that victory, a week before Christmas, Neilia, and the couple’s three children were involved in a car crash that took the lives of Neilia and their daughter Naomi; both Biden’s sons were severely injured. Joe Biden stood by his decision to serve, and took the oath of office from his sons’ hospital room. He stayed in Delaware as the boys' recovery progressed, commuting daily to Washington by Amtrak train. He continued the daily commute throughout his long tenure in the Senate.
Biden was remarried in 1977 to Jill Jacobs and their daughter, Ashley, was b orn in 1981. Today, Jill teaches at a Washingtoa D.C. community college, and Biden's son Beau is the Delaware Attorney General, following service in Iraq as a captain in the Delaware National Guard. Ashley is now a social worker, and Hunter, an attorney.
In preparation for the presidential election of 2008, Barack Obama chose Joe Biden (formally, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.) as his running mate. Biden's working class appeal helped clinch that electoral campaign victory.
In May of this year, Biden addressed the important issue of administration policy toward Israel, and the Israeli fears that Iran may develop nuclear missile capacity. He chose his words carefully, saying that the United States, “Would not stand in the way of an Israeli strike against Iran if that possibility became a mandate. The United States policy under President Obama is not one of containment."