Joe Biden's first two presidential bids, in 1988 and 2008, went nowhere. Now that's he's the sitting vice president, soon to start his second term, 2016 could finally be his year.
Biden hasn't ruled out a bid to succeed President Barack Obama, ABC News reports. After casting his ballot Tuesday morning, Biden was asked whether that would be the last time the 69-year-old politician votes for himself. He answered frankly.
"No, I don't think so," Biden said outside Alexis I. duPont High School in Wilmington, Del. where he voted.
But it's not clear Biden would have a clear shot at the Democratic nomination. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2008 runner-up to Obama for the Democratic nod, would seemingly have right of first refusal. She's wildly popular among Democrats and her image has improved considerably among independents and even some Republicans. Clinton suggests she's uninterested, but anything can change in politics. That leaves Biden as a leading Democratic candidate, if not frontrunner, come 2016.
Lol, no. There are MANY better (younger) choices than Biden. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy as VP, just not as the guy in charge. 4 years is a long time and in 2004 I never thought Obama, the new guy at the DNC, could ever win the nomination, much less the presidency in 2008.
Problem with Hillary is she has a slight (however minor) murder habit. She just kills people and it's not like she can help it. She'll never be prez because the Republicans know where a lot of the bodies are.
@RobertJHarsh yeah remember foster ? they found his body in that park in DC... and the first thing they noticed he wasn't murdered there... I think that was during the Whitewater scandal I don't know there are alway so many scandals with the Democrats.
I think Joe is going to find Hillary believes she has waited long enough. Joe will find himself muscled aside in 2016, because the "good of the party" and electing the first black man will not be the issues. Electing the first woman will be.
I like Joe Biden. He's a very likeable guy. But he's unelectable. He's not hard nosed enough (Hilary is), he's not glib enough, he makes speaking gaffes that just are unbelievable for someone with his experience. I won't be voting for either but if the Dems plan on holding the Presidency there is only one nominee and that's Hilary.
I'm sure the libs would love it. Let's go from a socialist dictator to a dic that can't even remember what state he is in. Are you people nuts? Oh, yes, that's right, liberalism IS a mental illness: http://www.wnd.com/2008/11/56494/ and the nuts have broken out of the insanaslym and taken over. No worries, there will be NOTHING left of the country but our memories soon. Too bad the free phones won't be of use to you when TSHTF.
I feel both he and Hillary are too old at this point... and I'm no spring chicken. Part of Obama's original appeal was his comparative youth. We need someone again in that age bracket, or not much older. Experience isn't always a definative prerequisite for being a good leader and in some cases it's downrighrt obstructive.
In the meantime I think all those like Ryan, Rove and other members of the Trump Cult should go ahead and immigrate instead of being traitors to this wonderful nation, trying to incite revolution and obstructing measures the majority have voted to uphold, such as Heath Reform. Their sort has held back the development of more jobs as well. When they spend so much cash and effort on obstructing reform, they set us back and cost WE The People plenty.