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Joe Biden: I can die happy without ever being president
Yahoo News ^ | 07/18/2013 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 07/18/2013 12:28:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Will he or won’t he? GQ Magazine’s newly released profile of Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t answer That Question — will he make a play for the White House in 2016 — but it does make clear that the issue is on his mind. Literally.

“I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America,” Biden tells Jeanne Marie Laskas. “But it doesn’t mean I won’t run.”

The piece describes Biden as being “a Hillary Clinton away from the White House” — a nod to the loose Inside-the-Beltway consensus that he won’t run in 2016 if she does. And the voluble veep hints at it, too.

“The judgment I’ll make is, first of all, am I still as full of as much energy as I have now — do I feel this?” he said. “Number two, do I think I’m the best person in the position to move the ball? And, you know, we’ll see where the hell I am.”

Does “President Biden” seem far-fetched. The piece quotes Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz., as saying it’s believable.

“Suppose the economy comes on strong. He’s bound to get credit,” McCain says. “Of course, the State of the Union speech would be the longest in history.”

“Joe Biden doesn’t have a mean bone in his body,” McCain says. “He’s unique in that he’s had some role in every major national-security crisis that his nation has faced in the last thirty-five years.”

And, McCain adds, “look at the number of times he’s been able to conclude agreements. I would say he’s been the most impactful vice president that I’ve known — certainly in modern times.”

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1 posted on 07/18/2013 12:28:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Works for me, too, Joe.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 12:29:47 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Would today be convenient?


3 posted on 07/18/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay. Why wait?


4 posted on 07/18/2013 12:30:04 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey, one less thing, right?

--Forrest Gump

5 posted on 07/18/2013 12:30:08 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Happy, sad, all the same to me. Just get on with it!


6 posted on 07/18/2013 12:30:28 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Works for me, too, Joe.”

Ditto!


7 posted on 07/18/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Having a discussion with liberals is like shearing pigs. Lots of squealing & little fleece!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Me too, joe.

Make us both happy real soon... m’kay?


8 posted on 07/18/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he does run he can count on the support of John McCain, apparently.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 12:31:26 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Me too!

Don't put it off, Joe. Avoid the last minute rush.

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10 posted on 07/18/2013 12:32:02 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I kind of wish he had died without ever becoming VPOTUS.


11 posted on 07/18/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SeekAndFind

"we'll wait"

12 posted on 07/18/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

This guy is such a dumb*ss


13 posted on 07/18/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: clintonh8r

I was thinkin’ the same. Can he take McCain’t with him.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 12:33:31 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The piece describes Biden as being “a Hillary Clinton away from the White House” — a nod to the loose Inside-the-Beltway consensus that he won’t run in 2016 if she does.

Joe Biden announces that he's tan, rested and ready should Hillary be a no-show in 2016.

15 posted on 07/18/2013 12:34:12 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: SeekAndFind

I really hope you die happy, Plugs.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 12:34:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: SeekAndFind

He can die happy without ever leaving the golf course at The Villages


17 posted on 07/18/2013 12:35:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

So can we Joe, So can we...


18 posted on 07/18/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Joe Biden doesn’t have a mean bone in his body,” McCain says. “He’s unique in that he’s had some role in every major national-security crisis that his nation has faced in the last thirty-five years.”

And, McCain adds, “look at the number of times he’s been able to conclude agreements. I would say he’s been the most impactful vice president that I’ve known — certainly in modern times.”

It's just one big Omega Theta Pi fraternity in D.C.

19 posted on 07/18/2013 12:41:16 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well you better staple down that smile real hard, chuckles.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 12:41:42 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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21 posted on 07/18/2013 12:42:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can die happier if you never become president, too ,Joe...


22 posted on 07/18/2013 12:45:10 PM PDT 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: SeekAndFind

I’m for it happening sooner than later.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 12:45:19 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can die even happier if he isn’t.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 12:46:00 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well .... if McCain, arguably the finest intellectual mind of modern times, endorses Biden, that’s good enough for me. /S


25 posted on 07/18/2013 12:48:18 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Get right on that, would ya, Joe?


26 posted on 07/18/2013 12:48:40 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

LMAO


27 posted on 07/18/2013 12:49:40 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Paine in the Neck; clintonh8r

RE: Get right on that, would ya, Joe?

Be careful what you wish for... any possible replacement could be worse.


28 posted on 07/18/2013 12:50:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Joe’s Brain: “TOO LATE”!!


29 posted on 07/18/2013 12:51:47 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: SeekAndFind

When you need a positive quote about a radical liberal you can always count on former Republican Presidential candidate, John McCain.

I believe that McCain had a role in Benghazi through Hillary and that is why McCain desperately wants to arm the Syrians to cover it up as if it was legal.


30 posted on 07/18/2013 12:52:46 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: SeekAndFind

So you can be happy without being President, Joe? I certainly hope so! Being President would be hell. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 12:53:20 PM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, Joe, we can die happy without you being president too. But we would be happier if you can seal the deal sooner rather than later.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 12:56:47 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did he give a date?


33 posted on 07/18/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: clintonh8r
Would today be convenient?

I was looking for that.

34 posted on 07/18/2013 12:58:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone else out there sort of have a list of people who have far overstayed their welcome here, like McCain, O’Reilly, Jimmy Carter?


35 posted on 07/18/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In all seriousness, I hope he’s the nominee in 2016. One of the clubs that the media beat Republicans over the head with (unfairly) is that we are a party of old white guys. Running an old white guy like Biden, instead of say an old white woman (who just so happened to be married to our REAL first black president) might take some of the starch out of that argument.


36 posted on 07/18/2013 1:06:33 PM PDT by stremba
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To: SeekAndFind
“I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America,”

If ignorance is bliss, Joe is the happiest man on earth.

37 posted on 07/18/2013 1:08:04 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: SeekAndFind

hopefully after he’s been prosecuted for sedition against the US


38 posted on 07/18/2013 1:11:31 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: SeekAndFind

If I had only one wish, it would be that mccain dies without Joe becoming president. That kinda’ works out as two wishes, but....


39 posted on 07/18/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: jazusamo
“Joe Biden doesn’t have a mean bone in his body,” McCain says

What BS. Biden was so malicious to Ed Meese that his wife, Ursula, was crying in the hearing room. Among other vicious comments, Biden told Ed Meese that he was beneath the dignity of Office of Attorney General

Tell me that Biden wasn't mean to Judge Bork as well.

40 posted on 07/18/2013 1:24:58 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: SeekAndFind

Doe already then


41 posted on 07/18/2013 1:27:36 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain slobbering all over Biden. Has he ever said anything that nice about any Republican? Besides her girlfriend Grahamnesty.


42 posted on 07/18/2013 1:36:50 PM PDT by RB156
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain would say this because he has the same personality as Biden without the fast mouth.


43 posted on 07/18/2013 1:43:38 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish him nothing but happiness...and soon!


44 posted on 07/18/2013 1:46:10 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some here would like to see it,, it would mean O left office early, hopefully impeached.


45 posted on 07/18/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: All
Joe Biden:
" I can die happy without ever being president"
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"Go ahead, Joe. Make my day!!"

46 posted on 07/18/2013 1:52:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind
TONIGHT ? !
47 posted on 07/18/2013 2:52:46 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot of us will be happy.


48 posted on 07/18/2013 2:58:39 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Happy, sad indifferent I just want Joe to ....


49 posted on 07/18/2013 3:11:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I feel the same way about that, Joe.


50 posted on 07/18/2013 3:13:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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