Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Joe Biden 'Intoxicated' by 2016 Run

Politico reports:

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.

“He wasn’t just doing fundraising the campaign assigned to him,” said a campaign adviser. “He was inviting people to the mansion to hang out and have dinner.” Biden was way more into the donors than Obama was. “He embraced it with a tirelessness and a gusto that even the president didn’t,” another campaign official said.[...]

Here’s a little intrigue that only Obama knows the answer to: Will the president really want a Clinton to replace him after spending eight years redirecting the party away from the centrism of Bill Clinton? After all, it was Clinton who declared the era of Big Government is over. And it was Obama, in his second inaugural speech, who declared it very much back on.

“Obama would rather be succeeded by a Biden type than a Clinton type,” a prominent Democrat told us. But the same Democrat went on to say that if Hillary Clinton were running, she would be running on the Obama legacy, not her husband’s.

Biden, in many ways, is better positioned than anyone to carry out the liberal manifesto Obama detailed in his speech Monday. It was Biden who ticked off White House officials by blurting out support for gay marriage before Obama did — and Biden who put the gun control package together after the killings in Connecticut.

Read the full report here.


  1. Well, Bill Clinton may have been a "centrist" HARHAR, but Hills has always been WAAAY to the left of him. Before "Obamacare", there was "Hillarycare".

    On that note, not to be a misogynist (honest), but the feminization of society is the stalking horse for the creeping tyranny taking over the country.("it's for the children", "it takes a village")
    Guys compete, gals conspire. I'm talkin' ancient memes here. There are many exceptions to that rule, thank God, but as a whole.....
    While the boys were out huntin' and gatherin', the wives were sitting around the village "sharing".
    Oh man, I'm in for it now...

    1. I agree with you. Modern women don't realize that liberation from loving men who care about their well-being can mean enslavement to the state.

      Why should they care when that means more student loans for them, welfare, and the ability to buy a bunch of designer shit they don't need. Makes me recall George Carlin saying on Obermann that this country has been bought off by cell phones that make pancakes.

    2. Who here has seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Remember the scene where Jones must choose the actual grail that Christ used at the last supper? Choosing the wrong one meant death.

      The character "Donovan" chooses "poorly" and his body immediately deteriorates into a rotten corpse, then disintegrates into dust.

      At this moment, Donovan looks a lot like Joe Biden. No need for special effects.

  2. God help us. The only silver lining to the prospect of a Biden administration would be the daily comedy factor. The man is a walking gaffe machine.

  3. In 2016 he'll be 74, way too old. But not without usefulness, It was getting bit too obvious Her Imperial Majesty is the only real candidate but the Clintonistas don't want 4 years of examination, even the cursory american press style, so they'll put Joe Robinette Biden up in the same way rand is being put up there by the republicans.