Joe Biden ‘Intoxicated’ By Idea of 2016 Run


After watching Barack Obama get re-elected even after giving the US economy a roundhouse kick to the danglers, the idea that America would put Joe Biden in the White House doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it once did. Plugs is a big sell with the “low information voters” that helped give Obama another four years, and now he’s the default go-to candidate (so far) for the Obama political machine.

Joe’s reportedly intoxicated by the idea:

Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph — but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night.

“I took a look at who was there,” said longtime New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, “and said to myself, ‘There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.’”

He’s right. Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and when he decides to pull the trigger. Biden has expressed a clear sense of urgency, convinced the Democratic field will be defined quickly — and that it might very well come down to a private chat with Hillary Clinton about who should finish what Barack Obama started.

“He’s intoxicated by the idea, and it’s impossible not to be intoxicated by the idea,” said a Democrat close to the White House. And the intoxication is hardly new. Officials working on the Obama-Biden campaign last year were struck by how the vice president always seemed to have one eye on a run, including aggressively courting the president’s donors.

However, just because Joe might be excited about a run doesn’t mean he’ll be successful. I mean, this is a guy who nearly had an orgasm about Solyndra let’s not forget, and we all know how that turned out.

I can already hear the slogan — Biden 2016: I’m Going to Give You the Whole Load:

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