Joe Biden was running wild yesterday in typical fashion. He was like a dog in the park whose owner let him off the leash. Goofy.
I am not a fan of Joe Biden. If Mrs. Clinton shows up, it is over for him. If Mark Warner shows up, it is over for both Biden and Clinton.
I can imagine some other fresh and sharp Democrat women and men in the hopper.
Hopping Joe Biden just doesn’t cut it. It is not that he isn’t qualified. It is that he just isn’t the best that the party can produce. In this instance, seniority doesn’t count.
The speculation is fueled by Joe’s hints and given legs with Chris Cillizza’s story. I don’t think that it is healthy to have a VP running for President as we can have only one at a time.
"Joe Biden is running for president
Posted by Chris Cillizza on January 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm
One thing became abundantly clear during the past several days of inauguration festivities in Washington, D.C.: Joe Biden is running for president in 2016.
Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at Monday night’s inaugural ball/ AP photo
Ok, Biden isn’t technically in the race. (Technically, there isn’t a race yet either.) And, of course, minds can change between now and 2016. But, Biden is doing everything that someone who is planning to run would do. Everything.
“In a couple years he is going to take a hard look at it,” acknowledged Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden of his father’s interest in running for president during an interview on MSNBC this morning. But, Biden appears to already be taking that “hard look.”
Consider the following:
- Biden — with Beau, a major rising star in both Delaware and nationally, in tow — not only stopped by the Iowa State Society’s inaugural ball on Saturday night but also delivered this gem of a line: “I am proud to be president of the United States, but I am prouder to be Barack — I mean, excuse me.” (He quickly corrected himself to note he was/is proud to be President Obama’s vice president.) As we have said before, no politician goes to Iowa — or to the Iowa State Society inaugural ball — by accident. It just doesn’t happen.
- Biden invited New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to attend his private swearing-in for a second term on Sunday at the vice presidential residence. New Hampshire, as you might remember, plays a pretty important role in the presidential primary process.
- Biden was in full Biden mode during the inaugural parade on Monday, working the crowd in a way that had “Vote for Me!” written all over it. If you missed Biden’s performance — there is no other word for it — you can watch six minutes of Joe being Joe below.