Biden Confident He Can Beat The Pantsuit in 2016

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

Well, there is a way he can beat Mrs. Clinton. If she dies from laughter.

Political allies of Vice President Joe Biden have concluded that he can win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination—even if Hillary Clinton enters the contest—and are considering steps he could take to prepare for a potential candidacy.

While Mr. Biden has made no decision about his future, people familiar with his thinking say, he hasn’t ruled out a bid for the White House. If he runs, that could set up a titanic battle between two of the party’s most prominent figures.

One step under discussion by Biden backers is to form a political action committee he would use to funnel money to other Democratic candidates, which could build goodwill for a possible White House bid, people familiar with the talks said. Meanwhile, Mr. Biden is preparing to attend a Democratic event in Iowa, which traditionally holds the first nominating contest, and to raise money this week for the Democratic governor of New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary.

Many prominent Democrats believe that Mrs. Clinton would be so heavily favored in a presidential primary that Mr. Biden and other party hopefuls wouldn’t even contest the nomination were she to run. A recent poll in New Hampshire showed Mrs. Clinton leading Mr. Biden and other possible Democratic candidates by upward of 50 points.

“I don’t see Biden and Hillary running against each other,” said David Axelrod, a senior strategist in both of President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns and who worked for Mrs. Clinton’s New York senatorial bid in 2000. “I would be shocked to see that materialize.”

But it would be tremendous fun. Imagine Benghazi coming up in a debate between them.

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4 Responses to “Biden Confident He Can Beat The Pantsuit in 2016”

  1. Keith on 19/19/13 at 10:00 am

    If there is a debate, (oh please, oh please), the Feminists will tar, feather, and then castrate Biden if he dares treat Hillary with the same rudeness and disdain with which he treated Paul Ryan in their debate.

    Treatment for which he received accolades, by the way, but which would not be tolerated if aimed at Saint Hillary or any other Democrat.

  2. Troy Riser on 19/19/13 at 10:56 am

    Hillary Clinton was seen as ‘inevitable’ to win the 2008 nomination and we all know how that turned out. While I don’t think Joe Biden, that walking, talking gaffe machine, has the stuff to mount a formidable primary challenge against her in 2016, I don’t think she would be unbeatable either in the primaries or in the general election. She was a mediocre Secretary of State, at best, and the Benghazi Incident will (and should) haunt her political career for the rest of her professional life.

    If a serious Democratic primary challenger to Hillary does emerge, I’m guessing he or she will come from Hillary’s Left, which isn’t at all interested in Clinton Era triangulation or left-of-center moderation.

  3. Will Munny on 19/19/13 at 5:21 pm

    Actaully, Biden’s populist appeal might be just the thing to beat the GOP, should they actually want to win and nominate a Tea Party-ish candidate that taps into the huge demand for someone to represent the interests of the working class.

    I could see Cruz having a strong appeal in opposition to a entrenched statist representative of the elite such as Hillary.

    On the other hand, if the GOP establishment wins out and nominates a Democrat-lite like Christie, then Biden’s incompetence is a liability and Hillary has the better odds.

    Personally, I think the Dems have already settled on Hillary, and Biden is just there to give her a creampuff opponent who will spend the debates saying how wonderful she is. They are banking on the fact the Republicans will play to lose again – maybe they are sure of it.