Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Joe Biden Almost Died in Rochester

As recounted by Richard Ben Cramer in What it Takes, his book on the '88 presidential election, it was in the early morning hours of February 9, after a speech at the University of Rochester followed by four hours of questions, that Joe Biden collapsed in his hotel room out by the airport. Miraculously, he survived the night and made it out of Flour City; back in Wilmington, doctors found evidence of a brain aneurysm and rushed him to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to operate. In May 1988, Biden was operated on for a second aneurysm.

Check out this timeline from The New York Times for more.