How do they know that Joe is intoxicated over this prospect? Because according to Politico,
“Joe Biden had summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night.”
Biden, now 70 years of age, and would be 74 if he should become president in 2016, has tried twice before to become president and failed miserably. One problem he faces between now and then is Hillary Clinton. There cannot be two presidents, so one of them would have to make the decision not to run at some point or drop out of any political race they may in.
One comment made by Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, who attended that gathering, was,
“I took a look at who was there,” and “There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.”
Biden has a checkered political history, and he has made so many gaffs when he speaks publicly, that some feel that he is an embarrassment to President Obama. He makes statements that the press has lovingly termed “Bidenisms”, a few are below (thanks to About.com political humor).
- In Washington D.C., in Mar. 2010, where he hugs the president and while doing so, he says in a loud voice that can be heard over the roar of the crowd: "This is a big f****** deal!" (Video left just above)
- On Aug. 22, 2010, he said: "Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately."
- At Union Station in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2009: "An hour late, oh give me a f****** break." (Watch video clip)
Of course, while Joe is all hyped up about his run for president in 2016, the Democratic Party may have something to say about his ideas, especially with the assumption by those in high places on the hill that Hillary Clinton may decide to run also.
© 2013 by Jake Jones
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