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  • Window might be closing for a Joe Biden presidential run. Here's why

    10/09/2015 2:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/09/2015 | Michael A. Memoli
    Weeks, even months of mixed signals from Vice President Joe Biden about his presidential intentions are increasingly testing the patience of Democrats who have otherwise been sympathetic to his family concerns, and the window of opportunity for him to emerge as a desired alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy appears to be shrinking. Since resuming work in late summer after the death in May of his eldest son, Beau, the vice president has alternately stoked speculation that he might join the Democratic field and said he lacked what he called the emotional fuel to do so. But factors beyond his...
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish [To Maureen Dowd]

    10/06/2015 7:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation. According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because "the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.” It...
  • Biden to speak to gay rights group as he ponders WH bid

    10/02/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Jordan Fabian and Amie Parnes
    Vice President Biden would have immediate, strong support within the LGBT community should he decide to run for president. Several top Democrats believe Biden could pull support away from front-runner Hillary Clinton in large part due to his early support for same-sex marriage, a claim Clinton supporters strongly dispute. Biden on Saturday will have a prime opportunity to appeal to LGBT voters when he delivers the keynote speech at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, the most influential gay rights group in the country. Before that, Clinton is scheduled to have breakfast with the group’s leaders but she...
  • Biden will have chance to appear in first Democratic debate, CNN says

    09/28/2015 7:20:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/28/15 | HADAS GOLD
    CNN announced its debate criteria on Monday, making clear that Vice President Joe Biden will have the chance to make it onto the first debate stage on Oct. 13, should he declare. In order to qualify for the debate stage, candidates must have achieved an average of 1 percent in three polls, recognized by CNN, released between Aug. 1 and Oct. 10. Candidates must also declare by Oct. 14, CNN said, meaning that Biden could announce his candidacy the day of the debate and still qualify.
  • Get Ready to Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    09/21/2015 12:42:21 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    moonbattery ^ | 9/21/15
    Get Ready to Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss It would be nice to think we will finally be out from under Obama et al. when he leaves office in 486 long days. But we might not be so lucky: President Barack Obama has agreed to endorse a presidential campaign by Vice President Joe Biden if he is allowed to pick Biden’s running mate, author and journalist Ed Klein reports. … Further, Obama wants Biden to choose a black running mate and commit to serving only one term, then throwing his own endorsement to his vice president,...

    09/21/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 65 replies
    The talk in Democratic Party circles is that Barack Obama has told Joe Biden that he is prepared to endorse him for president if, in return, Biden promises to let Obama have a final say in the choice of his vice presidential running mate. According to these Democratic sources, Biden is mulling over the president’s conditional offer of support. In addition, there is speculation among top Democratic sources that Obama has another quid pro quo for his endorsement: he wants Biden to choose an African American as his vice presidential running mate. In this scenario, which Obama has not yet...
  • Sources: Joe Biden Has Wife's Support for WH Bid

    09/20/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2015 | Chuck Todd and Alexandra Jaffe
    Contrary to reports suggesting Vice President Joe Biden's wife remains an obstacle to his potential presidential run, sources tell NBC News that Jill Biden is fully behind him for another bid. Jill Biden, sources tell NBC's Chuck Todd, is 100 percent on-board with a presidential run, despite reports indicating her hesitation is part of what's keeping Biden from jumping into the race. And that looks more likely by the day, as sources have indicated Biden's been meeting with Democratic leaders during his travels around the nation over the past week to tell them he wants to do it and thinks...
  • Joe Biden just had an intriguing meeting with a Wall Street mega-donor

    09/14/2015 8:01:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/14/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Vice President Joe Biden is acting like a presidential candidate even if he doesn't sound like one. During Biden's trip to New York City last week, the Democrat starred in a campaign-like rally to raise the minimum wage and opened up about his personal life during an interview with late-night host Stephen Colbert. During his emotional Colbert interview, Biden said he was still distraught over the death of his son, Beau, and did not seem up to the challenges of the presidential campaign trail. "I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there," he said. At the...
  • Joe Biden, in Colbert Interview, Expresses Doubts About Bid for President

    09/10/2015 8:19:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/10/15 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in an emotional, wide-ranging interview on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday, expressed doubt about the likelihood that he would run for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.” Repeatedly touching on his parents, his faith and his emotional fragility from the recent death of his son Beau, Mr. Biden told Mr. Colbert that no “man or woman should run for president” without being able to promise voters that “you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion.” “Nobody has a right,...
  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.
  • ADVISORY: President Obama to Travel to Warren, MI

    09/08/2015 7:21:17 AM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday September 9, the President will travel with Dr. Jill Biden to Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan to deliver remarks on the importance of investing in skills and growing the economy. The arrival and departure of Air Force One in Warren, MI are open to pre-credentialed media, but closed to the public. The President’s remarks at Macomb Community College are open to pre-credentialed media. The President’s remarks will also be streamed live at Members of the media who wish to cover the arrival and departure of Air Force One in Warren, MI on Wednesday,...

    09/07/2015 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 7, 2015 | by PAM KEY
    167 Monday at an AFL-CIO Labor Day event in Pittsburgh, Vice President Joe Biden ranted about the economy as it pertains to the American labor force. Biden said, “We can’t let the changes that have taken place and crept in for the last twenty years— but they have been devastating for workers. I hope everybody in America has a chance to become millionaire and we need billionaires. But let me tell you something, man, The tax code’s not fair. It’s simply not fair. The wealthy aren’t paying their fair share. It used to be one America everybody was in on...
  • Biden says he’s not sure if he will seek presidency

    09/03/2015 8:34:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 10:34 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the “emotional energy to run.” “Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say that I am able to devote my whole heart and my whole soul to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate,” Biden said, responding to a question following a foreign policy address. Biden offered his most extensive public remarks regarding his deliberations about entering a Democratic primary race that...
  • Budowsky: Why Biden shouldn’t run, and won’t

    08/25/2015 12:32:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-25-2015 | Brent Budowsky
    There may be a very long-shot pathway to the presidency for Vice President Biden in 2016, but running as a vulture candidate — whose candidacy would be premised on the bet that the partisan vendetta of personal destruction being waged against Hillary Clinton by Republicans succeeds — is not that pathway. (snip) Had Biden announced his candidacy many months ago and articulated a powerful progressive rationale for his candidacy, I might have supported him. He didn’t, and the sole premise driving talk of a Biden campaign today is a negative premise that is unlikely to happen, i.e. that the campaign...
  • Obama spokesman Earnest: You know who’d make a great presidential candidate? Joe Biden

    08/25/2015 6:41:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Here we go... If Hillary’s viability is based to a large degree (and it is) on the notion that she simply has too much establishment support for any other Democrat to overcome, it would stand to reason that the guy at the top of the establishment would not suddenly have his mouthpiece singing the praises of another Democrat specifically in the context of a prospective 2016 presidential run. And yet, enter Josh Earnest, who knows perfectly well that everything he says is understood as representing Obama to some degree: HTML5 video is not supported! White House spokesman Josh Earnest added...
  • Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    08/25/2015 8:01:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8/25 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama's top political advisers moved to New York to run her campaign and Obama appeared to give his tacit approval, saying she would be an "excellent president." But that bet on Clinton suddenly looks less certain. With Biden weighing his own presidential run more seriously amid signs of weakness...
  • Obama gives Joe Biden 'blessing' for 2016 bid

    08/24/2015 5:52:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    CNS ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jeff Zeleny and Peter Morris, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden received President Barack Obama's "blessing" to make a 2016 bid for the White House, according to a senior Democrat. But that's if Biden chooses to run -- the decision is his. While he doesn't need the President's permission, of course, a potential presidential candidacy was among the topics of their lunch Monday at the White House. The President made clear he would not stand in his way or counsel him against a run, the senior Democrat said. "As a general rule, we are not going to confirm the Vice President's private meetings or provide a...
  • So, Are you ready for a Biden/Warren ticket?

    08/24/2015 1:49:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    Has one meeting between two pols this far out from an election ever produced more presidential speculation than Biden’s, er, powwow with Elizabeth Warren this weekend?But you know what? It really does make sense. John Fund: Biden has another card to play in soliciting Warren’s support. He would be 74 years old if he were elected president in 2016, an issue he may have a way of addressing. “One thing that I keep hearing about Biden is that if he were to declare and say, because age is such a problem for him if he does, ‘I want to...
  • White House Throws Hillary Under the Bus=> Says Picking Biden Was Obama’s Best Decision Ever (VIDEO)

    08/24/2015 3:33:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Wow! Take that, Hillary! White House spokesman Josh Earnest threw former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton under the bus today during his daily press briefing. Earnest told reporters Obama’s decision to pick Joe Biden as vice president was his best decision ever. Josh Earnest: The president has indicated his view, that the decision he made, I guess seven years ago now, to add Joe Biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision he ever made in politics. And, I think that should give you some sense of the president’s view of Vice President’s Biden aptitude for...
  • Top Democratic fundraisers invited to meet with Joe Biden at Naval Observatory

    08/24/2015 3:54:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Matea Gold
    Major Democratic fundraisers have been invited to meet with Vice President Joe Biden at his residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory after Labor Day, part of a series of conversations he is having with senior party players as he contemplates jumping into the 2016 race. Among the guests invited to the gathering are top bundlers who raised large sums for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012, according to people familiar with the outreach. The sitdown is scheduled to take place during the week following Labor Day.
  • Democrats Look at Plan B: Joe Biden as a One-Term President, with Elizabeth Warren as His VP

    08/23/2015 5:39:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2015 | John Fund
    Joe Biden had good reasons to huddle privately with Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at his official residence. The Massachusetts senator may have chosen not to run next year, but her populist rhetoric and agenda dominate the 2016 Democratic contest. Should Biden challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination, he will need either Warren’s neutrality or her blessing. Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t the only candidate pounding the drums of class warfare. Hillary claims “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” attacks high-level corporate salaries, and says that “we have to go beyond Dodd-Frank” in passing laws to...
  • Biden holds meeting with Elizabeth Warren in DC

    08/22/2015 11:02:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory on Saturday for a confidential talk with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), CNN reported. Biden’s return to the District comes amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. CNN said that two sources confirmed the pair’s face-to-face, the biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by an Oval Office bid next year.“The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware,” an aide told CNN. Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff declined further comment on the alleged...
  • Top Obama Strategist Joins Draft Biden Effort

    08/19/2015 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 19, 2015 | By Mark Murray
    A top Democratic strategist has joined the effort to recruit Vice President Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race. Steve Schale - who served as President Barack Obama's top Florida strategist during his 2008 and 2012 White House campaigns -- has joined the Draft Biden committee, NBC News has confirmed. This makes Schale the biggest Obama World person to join up with Draft Biden. Schale tells NBC News that he has no knowledge of Biden's White House intentions, but wanted to join the effort. Biden is expected to make his decision about a 2016 run in the coming weeks. He...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Biden Thinks He Would Be A Better President Than Hillary

    08/13/2015 12:32:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” host Andrea Mitchell said while Vice President Joe Biden is deciding whether or not to challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, he is taking into account that he “thinks that he would be a better president than Hillary Clinton.”
  • Biden getting closer to presidential run as Hillary getting closer to going to prison

    08/13/2015 5:18:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    A Cruz/Warren race is the election America deserves. A Trump/Biden race is the election America wants.Dude, I think this is happening. From his vacation spot on Kiawah Island, Mr. Biden is giving the strongest signal yet that he is actively considering making a third run at the presidency. He is asking political allies for advice and gauging the strength of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign as he weighs his options, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Biden is expected to announce his decision next month…He’d have to start from scratch. Mr. Biden has no super PAC to back his candidacy...
  • Joe Biden Is Sounding Out Allies About a 2016 Bid

    08/13/2015 6:20:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Peter Nicholas And Colleen McCain Nelson
    Vice President Joe Biden is using part of his vacation in South Carolina this week to sound out friends and family about a presidential bid, as some Democrats press him to enter the race and give the party another option in the face of lingering controversies involving Hillary Clinton.
  • Joe Biden in 2016: What Would Beau Do?

    08/01/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/15 | Maureen Dowd
    A PATTERN of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investigations while acting all innocent about wiping out sensitive material. Avoiding reporters after giving disingenuous explanations at uncomfortable news conferences. Claiming egregious transgressions are a private matter and faux controversy while sending out high-power lawyers and spin doctors to deflect and minimize. Two controlling superstars with mutable hair and militant fans, married to two magnetic superstars who can make a gazillion an hour for flashing their faces and who have been known to stir up trouble. A pair of...
  • bundlers step up Draft Biden efforts amid signs VP may be edging closer to 2016 run

    08/01/2015 6:40:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    Yahoo Politics (it sure is!) ^ | August 1, 2015 | Michael Isikoff (Chief Investigative Correspondent)
    After raising $1 million for Barack Obama during his two presidential runs, New York businessman Jon Cooper was exactly the kind of high-powered political “bundler” Hillary Clinton wanted on her team during this year’s run. But after agreeing to serve as a “Hillstarter” — as the Clinton campaign had dubbed its elite fundraisers — Cooper sat down at his computer a few months ago to write a fundraising pitch for the former secretary of state … and froze. “I was trying to come up with a rationale for her candidacy — and I couldn’t do it,” Cooper tells Yahoo News....
  • Joe Biden for President?! Hillary Clinton Is A Weaker Candidate Than You Think

    08/02/2015 5:30:59 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-02-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although many commentators – and the Republican Party’s leadership – believe that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s nominee, I’m not so sure. The ultimate proof? Look no further: "Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, which would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton, several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his closest advisers say." Biden and his buddies have started talking to Democratic leaders and donors because the latter are worried by Clinton’s “increasingly visible vulnerabilities as a...
  • Joe Biden Said to Be Taking New Look at Presidential Run

    08/01/2015 12:22:48 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 36 replies ^ | 8/1/2015 | Amy Chozick
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, an entry that would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton, say several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his closest advisers. Mr. Biden’s advisers have started to reach out to Democratic leaders and donors who have not yet committed to Mrs. Clinton or who have grown concerned about what they see as her increasingly visible vulnerabilities as a candidate. The conversations, often fielded by Mr. Biden’s chief of staff, Steve Ricchetti, have taken...
  • Clinton campaign reportedly growing edgy over possible Biden run

    07/30/2015 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ed Henry
    Aides close to Hillary Clinton are getting increasingly nervous that Vice President Joe Biden may throw his hat into the 2016 presidential race later this summer, Democratic sources told Fox News. The sources said that that eyebrows were raised recently at Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn when Biden’s chief of staff at the White House, Steve Ricchetti, was spotted having breakfast recently with major Democratic donor Louis Susman, a Clinton friend who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Obama.
  • Efforts to Draft Biden for 2016 Gain Steam

    06/30/2015 1:22:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    While Hillary Clinton is viewed by many as a political powerhouse who will cruise to the Democratic presidential nomination, there may be room for a familiar face to challenge her: Joe Biden. The newest indication that the vice president could jump into the race comes from a Wall Street Journal report, which cites friends and advisers who say Biden, 72, received encouragement to do so from sons Beau and Hunter. Beau Biden died last month after a long battle with brain cancer. Hillary Clinton, who served as secretary of state during President Obama’s first term and worked closely with Biden,...
  • US Vice President Joe Biden may run for president to fulfil dying son’s wish

    06/29/2015 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    US VICE President Joe Biden is considering a run for the White House after his dying son reportedly urged him to seek the presidency again. Biden, who competed for the presidency in 1988 and 2008, lost his eldest son Beau last month after a battle with brain cancer. Beau, the former attorney general for Delaware, encouraged his dad before he passed away to have another shot at the Oval Office, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
  • Biden Not Bowing Out, Will Decide on White House Run by August

    06/18/2015 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    US News ^ | June 17, 2015 | David Catanese
    Vice President Joe Biden has still not ruled out a 2016 presidential run and will make his intentions known by Aug. 1, according to two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family. While the loss of his son, Beau Biden, last month paused any political planning by the vice president, the sources tell U.S. News that family members have indicated a White House run is still a possibility. He plans to announce his decision sometime prior to the beginning of August.
  • Are You Ready for President Biden? [Draft Biden!]

    05/19/2015 10:41:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/19/2015 | Eleanor Clift
    Inside the long-shot effort to get the vice president on the ballot and stop Hillary's coronation. If these were ordinary times, a happy warrior like Joe Biden would be first out of the starting gate in the race for president. It would be so easy; politicking is what he loves to do. But with Hillary Clinton so dominant in the polls, Biden is hanging back, watching and waiting to see if maybe there’s an opening. He’s telling supporters in the early states that he’ll decide in the next four weeks, or by end of summer. On that thin thread, Draft...
  • Believe it or not, Biden Fever growing as Hillary falters

    04/25/2015 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee.  Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself is getting harder and harder to take as a serious nominee.  Scott McKay argues in the American Spectator: If ever there was an ill-fitting and ill-considered elevator pitch for a political candidate, it’s the narrative of Hillary Clinton as the defender of ordinary Americans. The sales job, which reportedly was the product of months of consideration from the Clinton...
  • Greenfield: It's Either Hillary or Biden

    03/13/2015 1:53:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, March 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, March 13, 2015 It's Either Hillary or Biden Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Hillary will survive her email woes, but scandals serve as tests that show the strengths and weaknesses of politicians. What the email scandal showed is that Hillary lacks her husband’s breezy ability to weather political outrage. Instead her paranoia and resentment combine to make her scandals worse. Democrats are looking for inspiration, but Hillary couldn’t whip up inspiration on a very special episode of Oprah. The petty resentment that Obama camouflages under a likeable exterior is out in the open. That’s why...
  • Biden should run. Now [barf]

    03/05/2015 6:25:09 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matt Bai
    It’s doubtful that many voters care as much about Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails as reporters do. They’re probably not too wound up over the foreign contributions flowing into her family foundation, either. Cumulatively, though, these latest headlines about Clinton, along with other stories sure to come, reinforce her vulnerabilities as a candidate. Democratic primary voters are about to be reminded on a semiweekly basis of what left a lot of them so ambivalent about Hillary in 2008 — namely, the perception that the Clintons are like an unregulated industry within the party, impervious to scrutiny and contemptuous of anyone...
  • Smelling blood in the water, Joe Biden’s 2016 juggernaut seizes on Clinton’s woes

    03/05/2015 6:53:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Hillary Clinton probably will remain the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, even if only because the Democratic Party is woefully short on viable alternative presidential candidates. A variety of Democratic opinion makers have begun to engage in the unthinkable process of envisioning what a post-Clinton 2016 field might look like if the former secretary of stateÂ’s campaign capsizes under the weight of her own carelessness and flagrant disregard for the law. The latest to join the chorus of speculators is National JournalÂ’s Emma Roller who perhaps advertently highlighted the fact that the sitting Vice President of the United States...
  • Joe Biden Is the Most Interesting Politician who has no Chance of Becoming President

    07/21/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21 | Jaime Fuller
    The New Yorker's Evan Osnos has been working on a profile about Vice President Biden for months, and it finally published this week -- with a big focus on the vice president's role in the Ukraine crisis. Osnos conducted many interviews with Biden -- and even talked to President Obama. You should read the whole thing -- especially since the New Yorker archives are now open for browsing this summer -- but here's a look at some of the most interesting tidbits. As the wars in the Middle East have ended, Biden has shifted to smaller foreign policy priorities, although...
  • Is the White House Producing Campaign Ads for Biden?

    05/15/2014 8:50:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | May 15,2014 | Keith Koffler
    I watched this video and was left wondering . . . WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON HERE??
  • 2016? No way, Joe!

    03/27/2013 4:19:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/26/2013 | Staff
    "My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be vice president!" - Joseph R. Biden, campaigning in Youngstown, Ohio, May 16, 2012 Yes, that much is true: The plagiarist with the slow-grow hair plugs and the chipmunk fake teeth and the made-up stories about heroics on the football field who quietly won five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War really did become vice president. And this much is clear: He took the gig, after something like 87 years in the Senate, because he...
  • Why Clinton and Biden Won't Run in 2016: Speculation is rampant, but will probably lead nowhere

    01/29/2013 2:16:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jill Lawrence
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Biden won’t be running for president in 2016--bet on it. I already have, and I’m going to owe a lot of people dinner if I’m wrong. Not to spoil anybody’s fun, but all of this speculation will probably lead nowhere. I’m going to explain my reasoning and then try very hard to refrain from writing anything more about this until, well, at least six months from now. The most obvious factor militating against runs by these Democratic power players is their age. Biden would turn 74 right after Election Day 2016, and Clinton would turn...
  • Joe Biden 'intoxicated' by 2016 run

    01/23/2013 11:59:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 55 replies
    Poluttico ^ | 1/23/2013 | Vandehei and Allen
    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...
  • Biden Hints at Presidential Run (NO WAY!!)

    01/22/2013 3:31:25 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/22/2013 | Yahoo News
    Amid all the pomp and circumstance of inauguration weekend, Vice President Joe Biden showed a few of his 2016 cards as he mingled with some constituencies that would be key if he decides to run for president. On Saturday, Biden attended the State Society of Iowa "First in the National Celebration" where he slipped up and referred to himself as the president instead of as the V.P. "I'm proud to be president of the United States, but I am prouder to be…" Biden said as the crowd started to laugh and cheer. "I'm proud to be vice president of the...
  • Election 2016: Not Bush vs. Clinton, but Palin vs. Biden

    11/26/2012 11:55:24 AM PST · by Marcus · 53 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 26, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Allahpundit at Hot Air is relating what he thinks may be a nightmare scenario for 2016, the presidential candidacy of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the brother of one former president and the son of another. It just smacks too much of dynastic politics. This is especially true if Bush wound up running against Hillary Clinton, the wife of a former president, former senator and soon to be former secretary of state. There is an alternative, however
  • Biden: 'You’ll Vote for Me in 2016'

    10/31/2012 12:03:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Biden: 'You’ll Vote for Me in 2016' Daniel Halper October 31, 2012 2:25 PM According to the pool report, Vice President Joe Biden said on the campaign trail, "You'll vote for me in 2016." [Biden] then takes the phone of the woman with the Republican brother. VP jokes that his sister talked about him being Republican, and he asked her to call him, so “we’re bound to lose his vote for sure.” The conversation quickly gets serious with the man seemingly talking to the VP about the health law. “I think he met his match,” one man standing nearby said...
  • Biden leaves door open for White House run in 2016

    10/23/2011 11:46:23 AM PDT · by South40 · 68 replies
    Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | 10/22/2011
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden left open the possibility on Sunday that he might run for the White House in 2016. Biden told CNN that his focus is on helping President Barack Obama get re-elected in 2012 but when pressed on the possibility of his own future run, he replied, "I'm not closing anything."
  • Joe Biden to Dem donors: I’m available in 2016 …

    05/23/2011 9:02:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama sent Joe Biden out to do some fundraising, with predictable results. Oh, Biden showed up and made his sales pitch on Obama’s behalf, but as it turns out, the President wasn’t Biden’s only client. To the surprise of some attendees, Biden asked the donors to keep some money aside for 2016, too: Vice President Joe Biden surprised a gathering of donors in Cincinnati last week when he floated the prospect of his succeeding President Barack Obama in the White House.Biden, who started in the Senate young and would be just 70 in 2012, raised the possibility unprompted during...