Report: Gaffetastic Joe Biden considering a 2016 run for President

Posted by: ST on May 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Gird your loins, peeps (hat tip):

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 a wide-ranging conversation at the May 19 dinner with major Democratic Party donors, a source in the room said.

The Vice President, who has never ruled in or out running in six years, told the group he hadn’t made up his mind, and cited both political conditions and his own health as relevant factors.

But the spontaneous suggestion caught the attention of at least some in the audience, said the guest, “given he volunteered that without prompting…and given the audience.”

Ed Morrissey speculates on the Veep’s chances:

Biden hasn’t exactly set the world on fire as a VP, however. He’s been put in charge of the Porkulus program, which turned into an expensive flop. Does anyone know what the unemployment rate should be now, according to the administration’s estimate if the stimulus package passed? 6.7%. Thanks to his months-long blather last year about “Recovery Summer,” no one takes Biden seriously any longer on economic matters. And if his non-presence on major foreign-affairs issues like Pakistan, Israel, and Iraq are any indication, no one at the White House takes him seriously on what was supposed to be his one area of expertise.

Besides, the donors aren’t worrying about 2016 for a Democratic successor to Obama. They’re more worried about losing in 2012, and they have to be wondering what the color of the sky is in Biden’s world if he’s starting to feel them up for a 2016 run.

One thing’s for sure: If nothing else came good came out of a 2016 Biden run, the number of notable quotables would make watching him attempt another fail-destined run for President again almost bearable.

Just sayin’. ;)

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11 Responses to “Report: Gaffetastic Joe Biden considering a 2016 run for President”


  1. Brontefan says:

    Yes, Biden is a good choice to follow Obama! Will we still have elections by then? Or will the country be completely Marxist and run by BO and his cronies for the duration?

  2. Carlos says:

    Yes, Brontefan, we will still have elections then.

    Unfortunately, Biden will still be out of luck because by that time Obhammud will be the only candidate running, and will get nearly 100% of the vote. Reminiscent of the old USSR “elections”, don’t you think?

    And the color of Biden’s sky? Rainbow, with a heavy, heavy dose of “green” and full of unicorns flying around.

  3. Marilyn says:

    Being in a serious mood I cannot come up with anything sassy to say to this. My only thought is, “please…no!”

  4. Great White Rat says:

    The really sad part is that Slow Joe would probably be an improvement over Obama.

  5. Bill Fabrizio says:

    Hey Joe, you have a better chance in 2012. Just pull a coup on Obama before he pulls a coup on the country which would make you ineligible in 2016.

  6. Libertarian Advocate says:

    Not sure which is more laughable, Biden running for Prez or Obama and Cameron comparing themselves to Reagan and Thatcher.

  7. Lorica says:

    I am still waiting for Hillary to get into the 2012 elections. She should be departing her state dept job by the end of July and before the end of Sept, will announce. It will be almost as late as she will be able to announce, but I am certain she is going to run.

    Ohhh and all I can say about Biden is, He would be great for the Republican Party!! lol – Lorica

  8. your mama says:

    Well now. I thought Joe three letter word jobs Biden was supposed to be the keeper and watchful eye of where all the stimulus money went and to whom.
    So all the tax cheats benefited from it and he wants to run for president.HA HA HA, please.

  9. captaingrumpy says:

    Leave the lovable old mutt alone. He reminds me of one of those big dopey dogs that lie around all day and dribbles over your nice clean rug.

  10. Carlos says:

    Barnum and Bailey keeps calling him but he’s always too busy to take the calls, what with making sure none of the porkulus money gets to where it would do some actual good.

    The B & B job would be a natural for a clown like him.