Fascinating Politico article here about Joe Biden and his desire to run in 2016. Here is the basic problem, in a nutshell: Hillary Clinton is more or less qualified to be President* – or, at least, the Democratic nominee for President – but she is a horrible campaigner and nobody likes her. People like Joe Biden, and he is better at the entire campaigning thing. However: by the time 2016 rolls around “close to the Obama administration” is not going to be a selling point in the general election… and while both Clinton and Biden severely suffer from that problem, Biden suffers from it a heck of a lot more.
What the Democrats need is a two-term governor who will be no older than 60 or so in 2016 and who can promise a return to normalcy. ‘Alas,’ the RGA did yeoman work in culling that herd in 2010, and is planning to do a little more culling in 2014.
But never mind me. I’m just this guy on the Internet.
Biden upset VP gets crappy assignments, that his gaffes get him frozen out by Pres? Funniest. Thing. Ever. http://t.co/piuDKdTanB
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) February 28, 2014
PS: I could have brought up the age/health things for Clinton and Biden more explicitly, sure. But you already know about them, right?
*Activist First Lady, elected twice as Senator from New York and served as Secretary of State. Not the most impressive resume for this job – there hasn’t been a truly successful Congressional President since Truman – but… adequate, I suppose.