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Joe Biden 'intoxicated' by 2016 run
Poluttico ^ | 1/23/2013 | Vandehei and Allen

Posted on 01/23/2013 11:59:10 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

Joe Biden 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.

“I took a look at who was there,” said longtime New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, “and said to myself, ‘There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.’”

He’s right. Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and when he decides to pull the trigger. Biden has expressed a clear sense of urgency, convinced the Democratic field will be defined quickly — and that it might very well come down to a private chat with Hillary Clinton about who should finish what Barack Obama started.

“He’s intoxicated by the idea, and it’s impossible not to be intoxicated by the idea,” said a Democrat close to the White House. And the intoxication is hardly new. Officials working on the Obama-Biden campaign last year were struck by how the vice president always seemed to have one eye on a run, including aggressively courting the president’s donors. Obama aides at times had to actively steer Biden to places where he was needed — like Pennsylvania — because he kept asking to be deployed to Iowa, New Hampshire and other early states.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: New Hampshire; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2016demprimary; 2016election; biden; biden2016; diversion; election2016; intoxicated; iowa; newhampshire; pennsylvania; plagiarist; shahanshah
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Run Joe Run!
1 posted on 01/23/2013 11:59:13 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross
Hillary will just have him Vince Fostered.
2 posted on 01/23/2013 12:01:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Joe Biden intoxicated....

There...fixed it....


3 posted on 01/23/2013 12:05:55 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Run Joe Run!

Haha . . . I too so hope he runs.

Surely even the cretins who voted Obama into office will not bother to show up at the polls on election day for Biden . . . although perhaps I shouldn’t underestimate the ignorance of the electorate given the last two Presidential cycles.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 12:07:06 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Servant of the Cross

Great title/
yes, Joe will no doubt be intoxicated before during and
after a 2016 run.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 12:07:17 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Servant of the Cross

Team him up with a transgender cross dressing freak and he will be a shoe-in. This is not tong and cheek I’m dead serious We couldn’t beat barry, we don’t have a chance in hell


6 posted on 01/23/2013 12:09:02 PM PST by woodenickel
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To: Servant of the Cross

Absolutely no chance in the primaries. Partisan Dems appreciate Joe as a team player but are already nervous enough that he’s next in line to the presidency. A sober GOP candidate like Rubio, Ryan, Jindal, etc. would utterly destroy Clown Biden, and Dems know this.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 12:09:23 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Servant of the Cross

You don't have to go home Mr. Vice-President, but you can't stay here.

8 posted on 01/23/2013 12:09:31 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Joe Biden just plain intoxicated
9 posted on 01/23/2013 12:10:40 PM PST by SC DOC
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To: Servant of the Cross

I say so many stupid things ... cause I'm drunk ... and not just because I'm a moron!

10 posted on 01/23/2013 12:13:43 PM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Hillary is just intoxicated.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 12:16:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.
12 posted on 01/23/2013 12:17:48 PM PST by ASA Vet (314th MI Bn (CEWI) / 207th MI Bde / VII Corp)
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To: Servant of the Cross

13 posted on 01/23/2013 12:20:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Zakeet

Also, ole “gaff a day Joe” is 70 and will turn 74 during the run up to the 2016 election. So, health will become a significant factor as he ages.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 12:26:34 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: billorites

Hey, I'm runnin' for president in '16! Will you be in my parade?

15 posted on 01/23/2013 12:27:58 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Head Fake alert!

Head Fake alert!

I'm more than a little confident in my suspicion that there are no plans for Slow Joe to do anything further after 2016.

The Dems would want us to focus on such a fool, however.

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16 posted on 01/23/2013 12:29:12 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Servant of the Cross

wouldnt it be sweet if Obama endorsed him and he beat Hilary in the primaries?


17 posted on 01/23/2013 12:30:21 PM PST by MNDude
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Hillary will just have him Vince Fostered.

Yes, it's hysterical. He really thinks he's a 'storybook' too ... clean, bright and articulate! He's toast.

18 posted on 01/23/2013 12:32:29 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Almost as laughable as the chance of a foreign national with a fake birth certificate and a false SS card winning the presidency. Oh wait…


19 posted on 01/23/2013 12:32:39 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Joe Biden 'intoxicated' by 2016 run

Well, that and booze.

20 posted on 01/23/2013 12:40:15 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That’s what I am thinking. Even one of the mediocre candidates the GOP has a habit of running should be able to beat Biden. (note, I said SHOULD)Unless the GOP is touring halfway houses for their pick....


21 posted on 01/23/2013 12:42:48 PM PST by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Servant of the Cross

22 posted on 01/23/2013 12:43:11 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead; Roscoe Karns

LOL!


23 posted on 01/23/2013 12:48:50 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

could WE get him nominated?


24 posted on 01/23/2013 12:51:51 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Servant of the Cross

He’s knows he’s not black, right?

Someone needs to tell him he is NOT middle class (as he repeatedly told audiences last election).


25 posted on 01/23/2013 12:54:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Biden is making a play for the gay vote.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 12:55:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Servant of the Cross

27 posted on 01/23/2013 12:56:07 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Quickgun

Mooch-hell wants her turn and isn’t going to waste time with a Senate seat like her husband or Hillary.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 12:57:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’m sure not laughing. The intelligence of the left along with the sock puppet media proves that ANYBODY can become pResident.

And...be re-elected.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 1:04:28 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

So I guess it’s not the Vodka he keeps in his drawer?


30 posted on 01/23/2013 1:06:14 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: a fool in paradise
Take your damn hand off my knee, Asshat!
31 posted on 01/23/2013 1:10:49 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Servant of the Cross

Geez. Obama wins election twice, now everyone thinks they can be president. I’ve got this illegal alien friend... I’m just thinking outside the box. What do you think?


32 posted on 01/23/2013 1:18:24 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Joe Biden is the Inspector Clouseau of American politics. Good for a laugh, but never to be taken seriously.


33 posted on 01/23/2013 1:44:41 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

He is too old now and too stupid. I say go for it.


34 posted on 01/23/2013 1:50:49 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Servant of the Cross

In order to run for office he'll need to be a woman and have a lot more hair.

35 posted on 01/23/2013 2:15:40 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Servant of the Cross

36 posted on 01/23/2013 2:19:51 PM PST by mikrofon (Stand up, Joe!)
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To: billorites

That was a fairly common event at a very popular watering hole near the University of Delaware back in the day............


37 posted on 01/23/2013 2:30:02 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Joe meet Hillary. Hillary meet Joe. See ya later Joe.


38 posted on 01/23/2013 2:32:00 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Servant of the Cross; mickie; flaglady47; Chigirl 26
I'm surprised no one has commented on the antics of Biden after he and Jill left their limo to do the obligatory 2-block walk on foot in the Inaugural Parade.

Joe was running back and forth across the street with this MANIC smile on his face....leaving Jill alone on the walk, looking around constantly to see where her doofus husband was. She plodded grimly ahead without an escort till she reached the limosine, a protocol no-no in DC. In an event like this, you don't desert your wife....it's like leaving your girlfriend stranded alone in the middle of the Gym Jams dance floor.

Real classy.

As he ran back and forth from curb to curb like a yo-yo on speed, he was constantly pointing his thumb and index finger in the two-fingered gun position aiming at certain folks on the curb, mugging for the TV cameras and showing off like everybody in the crowd was a personal friend worthy of his fleshy finger aimed at them.

The same childish gun gesture, of course, that puts 6-year old kindergarten kids in school dentention for 6 months....or for one year if they yell "pow" when they point.

Leni

39 posted on 01/23/2013 3:06:46 PM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: a fool in paradise

That whitey hatin’ wookie has no chance in hell.


40 posted on 01/23/2013 3:09:47 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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That whitey hatin’ wookie has no chance in hell.

People (Democrats) aren't backing Hillary in 2008/2016 because she's brilliant. They see it as an opportunity for another Bill/Hillary CO-presidency.

Obama could do the same run-around of the Constitution. With a sizable voting bloc giving him 97% support (and then lying about how great the inauguration ceremony was when questioned a week BEFORE it happened), skillz don't matter in this day and age.

41 posted on 01/23/2013 3:18:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Servant of the Cross

he is a daily gaffe machine


42 posted on 01/23/2013 3:18:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Servant of the Cross

He’s intoxicated again? Malarky./s


43 posted on 01/23/2013 4:39:39 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I hate to be so damn pessimistic, but I really don’t see a repub President in 2016 or even 2020. The last election proved that America loves Democrats and would hate to see a Republican in power. Jmo.


44 posted on 01/23/2013 4:40:43 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: erod

I forgot to add that that is the reason why an idiot like Biden or Hillary will win because the low info voters are the votes that matter now.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 4:42:14 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Servant of the Cross. Caution: this story is just a diversionary tactic from the Partisan Media Shills, but engineered by their overlords in the White House.

The Obama Tax Hike

to go with

The Obama Recession


46 posted on 01/23/2013 5:06:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Any power hungry jerkwad can destroy america why not joe?


47 posted on 01/23/2013 5:45:17 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The sad thing is that I am absolutely confident that the GOP can nominate someone who would lose to him.


48 posted on 01/23/2013 5:51:57 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: pogo101
A sober GOP candidate like Rubio, Ryan, Jindal, etc. would utterly destroy Clown Biden, and Dems know this.

You mean the way that we thought that Paul Ryan would destroy Biden in the debate one-on-one? Biden was a class A jerk to be sure, but in all honesty he got away with bullying Ryan, and interrupting him, smirking & guffawing constantly.... and Ryan was reduced to standing there chastised and taking it without any smack down retort from him. Everyone knew that Biden was going to act that way, but apparently Ryan & his GOP prep team, failed to anticipate that and to have a strategy to instantly smack down Biden AND the moderator when that occurred multiple downs without any rebuttal.

The 3 names you mentioned.... Ryan, Rubio, Jindal... either Biden OR Hillary will destroy these guys by acting like bullies & assholes with constant shilling from their media partisan hacks, and these 3 polite, nice Repubs would be destroyed in a political street fight. Our guys, whoever they may be, will need to fight harder & meaner than they have ever done before. It comes naturally for the socialist RAT bastard demoRATs.

Also because of the shifting demographics, illegal aliens being given the right to vote, photo ID laws are still being struck down, the constant personal attacks against Repubs by the media, and the cowardice of Boehner & McConnell & GOPers in House & Senate, I see Repubs losing the House big time in 2014, losing more Senate seats as well, and getting trounced by whoever is on the Dem ticket for president in 2016.

Of course by that time, we may no longer have a nation anyway. I am all for secession of 14-18 Southern & Western states, and would willing to move in a heartbeat from MN to join any seceding states.

49 posted on 01/23/2013 7:59:26 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: erod

“...but I really don’t see a repub President in 2016 or even 2020. The last election proved that America loves Democrats and would hate to see a Republican in power.”

Same here. We have reached the point where people will vote solely on how much free stuff they can get from the government. We have reached a point where the media almost actively campaigns on behalf of a candidate and that candidate’s poilitical party.

Was it Dinesh D’Souza who said that the 2012 Presidential election was the last exit ramp for this nation? Folks, we have passed the last exit ramp.


50 posted on 01/23/2013 8:01:33 PM PST by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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