Campaign tantrums: Biden’s 1988 White House bid derailed after he unloaded on New Hampshire voter

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — Joe Biden’s angry confrontation with an Iowa man has echoes of an encounter three decades ago in which he mocked the intellect of an Iowa voter.

During his 1988 presidential bid, then-Delaware Sen. Biden confronted a New Hampshire voter who asked where Biden went to law school and where he placed in his class.

“I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship,” Biden, the future vice president, said in 1987. “I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours if you’d
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