What the president has long said is that choosing Joe Biden to be the running mate is the smartest decision he ever made in politics.
Kendra Barkoff, the vice president’s press secretary, said Biden was spending his time working on President Barack Obama’s agenda, not on planning his own potential presidential campaign.
“Since this news came out over the weekend, I’ve had calls this morning from five major political people in South Carolina, two from Hillary people who would jump to Biden”, Harpoolitan said. But he had a mission: “He tried to make his father promise to run, arguing that the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values”, Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote.
Quite simply, because chatter around Biden 2016 has reached a high point in the last few days.
The possible entry of Vice President Joe Biden into the race for president is exciting many Democratic primary voters, as nearly half of them want him to throw his hat into the ring, including many Hispanic and Black voters, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
The 72-year old Biden has run for president twice before – in 1988 and 2008. During his first run, his candidacy was bogged down by allegations of plagiarism, and he quickly folded his campaign.
“As president, I’ll do everything I can to lead us toward that clean-energy future”, Clinton recently said during a spiel about how she’d force Congress to focus on climate change.
His age may also be an impediment; he wouldbegin his Presidency at 73. “You probably know the rest”. “This is President Obama’s decision and I’m not going to second-guess him”.
“Beau died from brain cancer in late May”. The Hillary Clinton coronation, which was always morefantasy than reality, is clearly off, creating an opening-almost a deman-foranother Democratic challenger and the Vice-President certainly fits thebill. The younger Biden’s death prompted an outpouring of support for the vice president, who also lost a daughter and his first wife in a vehicle accident in 1972. In July, those numbers moved in the wrong direction for Mrs. Clinton: Only 34% of white women saw her in a positive light, compared to 53% who had a negative impression of her, the poll found. With Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings taking a dramatic dive, the need to find a suitable alternative has become all too obvious.
Clinton used a private email account to conduct State Department business during her time as secretary of state. Biden, political strategist Lara Bergthold told The Hollywood Reporter, never “had a huge fundraising base in Hollywood to start with, and HRC has gotten a huge head start”.
“That’s the wrong question to focus on”, Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri told me.
A House committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, said she failed to turn over emails as required, reinforcing the sense that Clinton looks for ways to hide the truth.