Speaking after his wife Jill, Vice President Joe Biden declared, "It was worth to the trip to hear my wife say what she's never said, that she's always loved me."

He went on to ask, if that was the case, "why did it take five times?"

Biden has used the story of his five marriage proposals on the campaign trail as the example of his dogged persistance, and his wife confirmed it Thursday night. "Joe often tells people that I didn't agree to marry him until the fifth time he asked me," she said. "The truth is that I loved him from the start."