Aug
27
2012

#rsrh QotD, Bidenmentum* edition.

All right, I admit it: I briefly stopped reading this TNR piece (H/T: Hot Air Headlines) in order to quote from it, because the excerpt was just too good to pass up.

TYPICALLY AT this point on the political calendar, a sitting vice president scrupulously downplays his interest in ascending to the top job. The thought of course consumes him, but actually discussing it strikes him as breathtakingly gauche. Vice presidents as varied as Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush, and Al Gore all gamely hewed to this script.

And then there is Joe Biden.

…Yes. Yes, there is.

Moe Lane

PS: Remember: Barack Obama picked this man.  Which tells you everything that you need to know about Barack Obama’s ability to think things through.

*I refuse to call it ‘Joementum.’ The Democrats should have nominated Lieberman in 2004.  He might have won.

[UPDATE]: Oh, dear. “I wouldn’t have run for president in the first place—and I don’t think the president would have picked me—unless he thought I’d be good at the job.”

5 Comments

  • Earlgrey says:

    Are you going to contintue to be linked at Red State? Sorry for the OT. I am sorting of sitting out while they do the upgrades, comment section doesn’t seem to be working well yet and I couldn’t find your tweet/alerts.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Earlgrey: Oh, yeah, no changes in my status there. It’s just that this isn’t my first site upgrade, so I’m letting them get on with things and not fussing overmuch. 🙂

  • Lourae says:

    “Obama’s world is so unique . . . ” You can almost hear the sniff of disdain.
    And what color is the sky in that world?*

    *classical reference

  • Brian Swisher says:

    Pet peeve: people who say “so unique” or “very unique”.
    Protip: “Unique” means there’s only one of them!! No qualifier is needed!
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    .
    There. Got that off my chest…

  • Murgatroyd says:

    “Other than Hillary, he doesn’t consider any of the names lurking beneath the surface as competitors,” says the adviser.

    Apparently Biden thinks that he’s in the very top tier of potential candidates. If I were a Democrat, I’d be utterly appalled at the possibility that he could be right.

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