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Biden 2016? It could
happen, my friend.

Washington Post, by Jules Witcover

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/13/2012 10:13:27 AM

Before becoming vice president, Joe Biden declared his intention to “restore the balance” between his office and that of the president. In his view, Dick Cheney had essentially created a separate power base, nearly independent of the Oval Office. Biden’s vice presidency was going to restrain those impulses. He would integrate his role and staff more smoothly and fully with the White House, more in the style of Walter Mondale during Jimmy Carter’s presidency and, to a degree, Al Gore in the Clinton years. But Biden has hardly taken a back seat. Instead, he has become President Obama’s workhorse

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The answer to every Pubbie's prayer, Biden heading a ticket against incumbent President Romney in 2016.

And Witcover's comparison of VP Biden to VP Cheney is giggle-making.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: anniej, 10/13/2012 10:22:05 AM     (No. 8930152)

Stop it.

The only presidency which Joey the Jackal is suited for is the Hair Club for Men.

And even that's a reach.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: javaboy, 10/13/2012 10:22:16 AM     (No. 8930153)

“restore the balance”

In the Star Wars saga, I seem to recall that "restoring balance" is what brought the evil emperor to power and led to a tyranny that lasted decades.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimmiet, 10/13/2012 10:25:55 AM     (No. 8930162)

Jules needs the bolts holding his head in place adjusted.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/13/2012 10:28:35 AM     (No. 8930172)

Joe Biden 2016 = Bob Dole 1996

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/13/2012 10:34:26 AM     (No. 8930183)

This Jules person must be kidding. Biden is a basket case now - imagine what he'll be doing in 2016. But maybe this is the best the Dems can do.

I pity his wife. Imagine what living him must be like?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/13/2012 10:37:39 AM     (No. 8930193)

If it is true that this man actually have a chance to be elected president, we are truly doomed.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilko, 10/13/2012 10:52:03 AM     (No. 8930249)

Biden's spot on impression of Jack Nicholson as the Joker will win him some Batman movie fans, but no one else would ever vote this guy for prez.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 10/13/2012 10:52:32 AM     (No. 8930251)

Jules, please stop taking the pink acid...your chromosomes are too twisted already. Jeepers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/13/2012 10:56:28 AM     (No. 8930258)

Biden in 2016? Professor Witcover has completely discounted then Senator 1%'s dismal Democrat Primary performances of 1988 and 2008.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: eoddad, 10/13/2012 10:57:06 AM     (No. 8930261)

Oh man, did I get a real laugh out of this ridiculous article. Biden has to embarrass any surviving THOUGHTFUL Democrat if one survives. The debate finished him as a possibly anything. On second thought, he could sell Reverse Mortgages or life insurance policies to the elderly that don't require a physical.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/13/2012 11:00:01 AM     (No. 8930269)

Microdot, blotter, or Orange Sunshine, Jules? Good God Gerty.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fire_mission, 10/13/2012 11:00:54 AM     (No. 8930273)

This would make me happier than Christopher Columbus with speed boats.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mws50, 10/13/2012 11:18:48 AM     (No. 8930315)

Assuming the people in Delaware are as brain-dead as the last time Joe ran for re-election, he would probably amass 3 electoral votes in Nov 2016.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jt26, 10/13/2012 11:19:05 AM     (No. 8930316)

If Joe Biden is the best and brightest hope of the Dems for 2016, then what does that tell you about the Democrat party in general?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mws50, 10/13/2012 11:21:14 AM     (No. 8930321)

And thanks, Jules, for creating another fine example of why journalism is the dumbest profession on this planet.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wepeople, 10/13/2012 11:28:20 AM     (No. 8930330)

Witcover is 85 years old and is obviously showing signs of dementia. He and Germond wrote columns for decades and were so far left they had to expand the print page to accomodate their column.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/13/2012 12:47:24 PM     (No. 8930470)

Guarantee he loses, and loses early, in the primary. He was never able to get more than 11% as a candidate. Only slightly more popular than Ron Paul in the REPUBLICAN party.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dr fate, 10/13/2012 12:52:10 PM     (No. 8930481)

First of all, Jules. you're not my friend. Second of all, you're nuts.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/13/2012 12:55:57 PM     (No. 8930493)

The ONLY way that happens is if Romney/Ryan have such a great first term the the Demon-RATS know that, no matter who they run in 2016, they don't have a chance in Hell to win.

It's like when the Republicans sacrificed Dole or McPain in elections they knew really weren't winnable. They rewarded a couple of reasonably faithful long-serving Republicans with there chance to be in the history books -- knowing they wouldn't have a chance to win.

However, this could very reasonably happen when Romney wins the presidency, and gets a fully Republican Congrss, and uses his business sense and experience to clean up the disaster of the last 4 years.

Constant prayer and broken glass from the SouthSanAntonio family!!!!!!!!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: navybrat, 10/13/2012 1:52:51 PM     (No. 8930573)

Grinning Joe. His capped teeth look like a row of Chicklets.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 10/13/2012 1:55:50 PM     (No. 8930577)

This guy is nuts. I do think the dems will run OH Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2016 unless he's defeated by Josh Mandel. Brown is an ultra-liberal and his wife is just like him. Stop Brown - elect Mandel Ohio!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/13/2012 1:58:48 PM     (No. 8930581)

I think they would be better off running big bird. He's got way more "gravitas".

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Reply 23 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 10/13/2012 7:51:24 PM     (No. 8931123)

He will be too old and probably showing signs of dementia. Everything he says and does should be audion and video chronicled then put on display when the dems make him the candidate but not before.

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