The fiscal cliff negotiations were up against a wall when Vice President Joe Biden was called in to save the day. If the situation continues to go well, Vice President Joe Biden could be in a very good place as the 2016 election approaches. Today, Dec. 31, 2012, Senator Mitch McConnell praises the efforts of Joe Biden. as reported by the Washington Times:
“I’m happy to report that the effort has been a successful one and … we are very close to an agreement,” he added.
Late Monday afternoon, Republican senators were crediting Mr. Biden with negotiating in good faith and restarting serious talks.
ABC News reported on November 6, 2012, election day, that Joe Biden hinted that he might be running for president in 2012 as he left the voting booth. He was asked if this would be the last time that he would cast a vote for himself, and he answered, "No, I don't think so."
If Vice President Joe Biden runs in 2016, he will be 73 years old.