Brother Jonah contemplates the likelihood of a Joe Biden Presidential run:
Why is this happening?
It’s a difficult question to boil down to a single variable, given the swirling maelstrom of egos, agendas, and issues at play. Still, one answer does seem to cover the waterfront: because ours is a just and generous God. From my admittedly selfish perspective, a Biden candidacy would be great for everybody — and by everybody I mean people who would like to see the Democratic party descend into a chaotic food fight.
They’re great fun to watch from the outside, yeah. Especially since whoever wins will be stuck with simultaneously apologizing for, defending, and keeping an arm’s-length distance away from every policy made during this administration*. Can’t wait.
*Which is to say: the situation in 2016 will be remarkably different from the one in 2008. At least, for Democrats. For Republicans, it will be remarkably similar, except of course for the lack of vultures on our shoulders and terrifying portents in the skies and giant basalt, non-Euclidean cities rising out of the South Pacific and so forth. I’m still fond of GWB, mind you – but oh, my, but that turned out to be one heck of an electoral cross to bear.