Skip to comments.Report: Biden laying the groundwork for 2016
Posted on 08/28/2012 12:54:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The New Republic's Noam Scheiber gets a glimpse into Vice President Biden's political operation and concludes that Biden himself believes he's both a favorite to win in 2016 and poised to inherit swaths of President Obama's political operation:
But Bidens inner circle believes the strategy will position him to inherit key players on President Obamas political team. The adviser notes, for example, that Jim Messina, the presidents 2012 campaign manager, is a huge Biden fan who could play a leading role in a future campaign: Jim and the vice president have built up a nice relationship these past four years. Likewise, Rufus Gifford, the Obama campaigns chief fund-raiser, could give Biden entrée to deep-pocketed donors (who have eluded him thus far) in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the financial sector. I know [Gifford] felt the vice president has done a great job. He could be instrumental in pulling together money for this, the adviser explains.
Step two of the master plan is leveraging Bidens deep ties to traditional Democratic constituencies, such as labor, trial lawyers, and African American, Jewish, and gay groups and donors, the last of which were thrilled by his plug for same-sex marriage this May...
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If Biden think Obama will bequeath his operation to an old white guy like himself in 2016 he’s magnitudes dumber than even I imagined.
Biden is as delusional as Obama - he won’t get a second look in 2016 .... if he’s still around and not in a straight jacket.
Good thing he’s starting now if he intends to raise two or three hundred dollars in contributions by 2016.
Biteme VS. Ryan 2016- that would be hilarious.
Oh PLEASE let it be Biden in ‘16.....pleasepleasepleaseplease!!!!!!
Rimshot Joe Biden. The Comedian-in-Chief. LOL! What a guy! Go Rimshot Joe!
an editor, an editor. My kingdom for an editor...
I see this as busywork to keep slow joe doing something that doesn’t involve speeches or campaign stops...
At the current rate of Biden’s mental collapse, he’s going to be a complete basket case by 2016.
Oh, yes please. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease...
Assuming Obama hasn’t cancelled the elections by then and declared himself president of life I think it’s a pretty safe bet Joe will have been Hillaried out of the running long before the first primary.
They are just making biden think this so he won’t say anything else stupid before the election.
John Edwards and Spitzer will be two strong contenders. The MSM will have completed the scrubbing process by next year.
They embody the Clintonian charisma that Democrats love.
2016? This idiot doesn’t know what he’s doing tomorrow.
Biden vs. Ryan, hmmmm.. Let me think for a bit.. Tough call.. /sarcasm
C’mon, you really think Slick Willie and the Hildebeast will allow the press to forget?