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:


31 Responses to “Joe Biden ‘Intoxicated’ By Idea of 2016 Run”

  1. SignPainterGuy on January 23rd, 2013 5:24 pm

    I for one have no desire to wake up looking and feeling like a glazed donut !

  2. backwoodsconsr on January 23rd, 2013 5:38 pm

    He's loaded all right, just not with brainpower or common sense.

    Obama, then Biden? It's enough to drive a man to drink.

  3. Dexter_Alarius on January 23rd, 2013 6:04 pm

    "…it might very well come down to a private chat with Hillary Clinton about who should finish what Barack Obama started."

    I think in bullfighting that's called a coup de grâce.

  4. Marshall_Will on January 23rd, 2013 6:19 pm

    He's had several aneurysms but you'd never guess..? My general experience in dealing w/ these types once they go down that "get a little bloody" tough guy path is they make clear they're ever willing to one-up you if you're even THINKING about getting stoopid..!

    When it was anything but your intent? That''ll make Joe about in his mid-70's by that time and he'll be just the ticket for Dimmoprogs. Another addle-brained aging Boomer giving being a white guy a bad name.

  5. Truesoldier__ on January 23rd, 2013 6:45 pm

    From what it has been sounding like Obama is keen on naming Biden as his successor over Hillary. This makes sense in two ways. First the Obama's and the Clinton's cannot stand each other. They barely tolerate each other and would not go out of the way to truly help one another. For proof of that, just look at how bubba "campaigned" for Obama.

    The second reason is Obama and the Dem's realize that once Obamacare kicks into overdrive next year, the coal fire plants are shut down causing a massive spike in energy bills, more job killing regulations cause the economy to crash further, the new Islamic governments rise up and cause problems all over the owrld (watch for massive terrorists attacks in Europe over the next few years) and inflation skyrockets due to the monetizing of the debt the voters will want to blame someone. That someone will end up being an old white guy named Joe Biden.

  6. Truesoldier__ on January 23rd, 2013 6:49 pm

    O/T…Well the "war on nuclear power" just went into overdrive.

    Weather Service: Nuclear Power Plant Causes Freak Snowstorm

  7. Marshall_Will on January 23rd, 2013 7:13 pm

    Or like I keep SAYING: (This clown won't finish his 2nd term! )

    True, those are ALL his wildest dreams, Ben Shapiro's "Orwellian read" on Obie's address make all that pretty clear. His supporters have no IDEA how much worse things are going to get economically. And how much worse the demonstrations and protests will get.

    Isn't the fact he felt -zero- 'urgency' over not having a budget/fiscal cliff but there isn't a moment to SPARE when it comes to having his way shutting down the economy tell us something? He KNOWS or strongly suspects the backlash by 2014 *will* become unworkable. He's got to act fast and is going about the agenda in an almost suicidal fashion.

  8. Marshall_Will on January 23rd, 2013 7:23 pm

    Oddly Silverton, OR "made the news" in our conventionally powered meat packing plant caused a local anomaly! Everyone's calling us Winter Wonderland.

    Good news! Union membership well into decline. Particularly interesting is that aging members aren't being replaced. Trumpka photo Warning!

  9. Truesoldier__ on January 23rd, 2013 8:05 pm

    And if he steps down like you believe he will, it leave Biden (the old white guy) holding the bag. I am starting to believe that you are right about it. It would serve him far better to tie up loose ends to avoid prosecution and leave office so as the narrative can be written that it was all Biden's fault, then it ever would serve him to finish out a full second term.

  10. Truesoldier__ on January 23rd, 2013 8:07 pm

    No surprise really. When people are given a choice about being part of the Democratic money laundering scheme ro having more money in their own pockets it is a no brainer which way they will choose.

  11. jeffythequick on January 23rd, 2013 8:27 pm


    …when we're given a choice.

    Every time I write that #$%@ing check, I cringe. At least, being a Beck Objector, I don't have to give to the DNC indirectly. It now goes in-indirectly.

  12. jeffythequick on January 23rd, 2013 8:33 pm

    I hate to be a wet blanket, but there are three things standing in the way of him stepping down:

    1. The slobbering press repeating the company line. (We're down to 7.8% unemployment (with 20% fewer workers looking for jobs)! Happy days are here again! The Potemkin (thanks Mr. Levin!) Press will never say anything bad about Obama, just like you never hear about Clinton's Impeachment for lying under oath, as to them, it was about s_x.

    2. The "we're going to get tough next time" Republicans. 3 years of continuing resolutions… when are they going to get tough? They're essentially continuing Obama's agenda set forth in 2009/2010.

    3. Obama. Anyone that refers to himself 73 times in a Senator's funeral has no bottom of self-adoration. With items #1 and #2 watching his back, he's set.

  13. Truesoldier__ on January 23rd, 2013 9:01 pm

    I don't disagree that what you have pointed out could very well be what happens. I also look at Obamacare kicking in full force in time for the 2014 elelction to be on plan as the press and the dems will blame the GOP for the mess of Obamacare. They will claim that if the GOP had given Obama what he truly wanted (Universal HC) then none of this mess would have happened. That could very well lead to a landslide for the Dems in the midterm giveing them full control of the House, Senate (who is rewritting the fillibuster rules) and the Presidency. At that point Obama would ram rod everything he wants through as quick as possible leading to his completion of the "transformation" process.

    The only way I see Obama stepping down is if thing don't pan out and everything comes crumbling down around him. He will jump ship leaving Biden to go down while he skates free and clear (with the help of the press of course), thus preserving his legacy.

  14. SignPainterGuy on January 23rd, 2013 9:17 pm

    I could drink non-stop until 2016 and STILL not be intoxicated enough to want Biden to run !

  15. Truesoldier__ on January 23rd, 2013 9:24 pm

    Maybe that is the latesto Obama/Biden jump start the economy plan. Jump start the economy via liquor sales….

  16. SignPainterGuy on January 23rd, 2013 10:05 pm

    It must be working; over the last 4 years, DUI arrests have increased by alarming numbers locally. Don`t know about regionally or nationally, but here, LEOs have spent a ton of DHS $$ on special equipment, special officers and special training to detect and apprehend DUIs. Now they need to spend some serious bucks on a local crime lab for the SBI (State Bureau of Investigation) to process all the extra DUI samples and evidence from other crimes. They`re backed up to the point of hindering "timely" prosecutions. Some cases have been tossed because of delays and / or botched lab work. It`s a shame and a travesty !

  17. Truesoldier__ on January 23rd, 2013 10:23 pm

    And just wait till all the alcohol related illnesses need to be treated under Obamacare. You know they will have to have a whole new round of "stimulous" spending on training Obamacare doc's on the proper way to treat alcohol related illnesses.

  18. Obama bin Biden on January 24th, 2013 11:10 am

    By 2016, a Biden presidential run would be the comedy relief the country needs,

  19. Marshall_Will on January 24th, 2013 12:35 pm


    More of that Fed-funding for LEO nifty keen-o gadgetry huh..? Don't QUIT fellas, check out this new thought detection device they're shipping out to us!

    Oddly, I've resolved to drink a lot LESS during whatever remains in Debacle II. I'm confident they'll manage to STRIP TriCare to the point it won't be much better than the level of 'care' illegals get in the ER.

    Funny one ( and the STUFF you learn being in a band! ) Bass player ( why is it always the bass player? ) told us all about, and I kid you NOT "butt chugging". I guess it's like an alcohol 'enema' that prevents booze from showing on your breath or pegging out the meter! I'll get schnockered the old fashioned way thankyouverymuch..!

  20. Marshall_Will on January 24th, 2013 12:43 pm


    Lol, which 'senator's' funeral was that again? Can'… remember? Pretty hysterical venue to put on full display His every dysfunctional personality trait in (1) sitting huh?

    No, the scenarios I'm seeing don't have much to do w/ spineless RINO's or even blame for ObieCare economic castration? We'll likely DEFAULT prior to 2014 and/or lose reserve currency status.

    No amount of LSM interference running is going to cover THAT. If you're a regular ZeroHedge reader it becomes more graphic. It's no coincidence Sheriff Joe was deputized. Funny how some of out most flattering moments wind up being our biggest downfalls huh?

  21. Truesoldier__ on January 24th, 2013 1:38 pm

    Speaking of Tricare, come April 1st we will start to see the first of many changes to Tricare plus and who is elegible (which will soley be based on proximity to an MTF). With what I am hearing throgh the grapevine, illegals at the ER will get far superior care than anything Tricare has to offer.

    When it comes getting schnockered I am with you. This "butt chugging" thing reminds me of the medics while I was stationed in Korea. They were known to give Alcohol IV's…

    Also, I noticed that a Portland rep is trying to turn cigarettes into a prescription only drug there in Oregon.

  22. Truesoldier__ on January 24th, 2013 1:38 pm

    O/T….Just wondering what everyone thinks about Obama (through Panetta) lifting the restrictions on females serving in combat arms MOS's?

  23. SignPainterGuy on January 24th, 2013 1:43 pm

    Gee whizz, "butt chugging", what a visual ! That falls within the same category as tattooing and body piercing; how drunk or drugged up do you have to be to want to do that to yourself ? The position you have to get into and the hardware aids required, iiiiccckk !!

    As I understand it, it`s a near-instantaneous high / drunk ! It can cause serious intestine damage.

  24. SignPainterGuy on January 24th, 2013 2:05 pm

    TS, I see it as not so much stoning a hornet`s nest, but certainly spilling a large can-o-worms. And it very well may get some women hurt in ways too gruesome to imagine considering islam`s mistreatment of women and hatred of all things Western.

  25. Truesoldier__ on January 24th, 2013 2:20 pm

    My biggest fear comes before they actually enter the realm of combat. I have already been hearing that they have been doing studies out at Fort Hood regarding women in combat arms MOS's and have come to realize that they only way to get the numbers they are looking for is to lower the standards. This is only going to hurt the combat effectivenesss of units.

    Also, Mark Levin pointed out last night that one of the main legal arguments against having women regiser for the draft is they are excluded from combat arms MOS's (were many draftees end up). With the ban lifted look for women to have to register for the draft within a decade or two.

  26. SignPainterGuy on January 24th, 2013 3:02 pm

    I can imagine the requirement to register for the draft to become reality fairly quickly. There is no draft to worry about, right ? Oh wait, those ant-war, "Bush got us into so many wars" dems may continue to spread our troops out so thin in so many places (how many countries are we in now ?), the draft may be returned via pResiduncial EO in the next couple years ! Fairness, ya know ?!

  27. SignPainterGuy on January 24th, 2013 3:08 pm

    Oh, my mind went wild with possible scenarios, but I couldn`t decide where to start. Sexual tensions, visual distractions, privacy and "monthly" issues, competitions for command positions (among those at the top; not in the field so much), etc.

    I still hate the thoughts of female soldiers captured by taliban / al qaeda types.

  28. Truesoldier__ on January 24th, 2013 3:35 pm

    No kidding. Just imagine the optics of a female infantry soldier being caught by the Taliban/AQ types and the beheading video being posted on YouTube. The press would go apesh!t over that in no time. The narrative the press would use would be determined by who was in office:

    Dem in office: the press would condemn the Taliban/AQ as brutal thugs who cannot seem to get out of the 13th century mentality.

    Rep in office: the press would condemn the administration for putting Suzy Q on the front line.

  29. Truesoldier__ on January 24th, 2013 3:37 pm

    Another note. When I was an infantry soldier back in the early to mid 90's we used to laugh at the units with women in them when we would be in the field as the "OpFor". We used to be able to figure out where they were set up by catching a whiff of their perfume in the air and then just follow our noses right into the area (granted the same could be said about the guys who would wear Cologne but that was much rarer of an occasion).

  30. SignPainterGuy on January 24th, 2013 4:01 pm

    Well, I agree with your point, but look at ObamaScare; the Rs are catching the blame for the difficulties in implementing it. Even if at the time the Ds control all 5 branches of gooberment (#4 being the pollsters – #5 being the media), the Rs will be blamed irri- and dis-regardless !

  31. SignPainterGuy on January 24th, 2013 4:04 pm

    " perfume and cologne ", ala "Crocodile Dundee";
    Dundee: "They`re 500 yds that way."
    Sue: "How can you tell ?"
    Dundee: "Wallie`s after shave !"

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