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Biden 2016? It Could Happen, My Friend (Delusions of Grandeur/ Comedy Alert)
Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 13, 5:11 AM | Jules Whitcover

Posted on 10/13/2012 8:04:41 AM PDT by drewh

While Biden showed distracting, Gore-like flashes of irritability toward Ryan, he filled in blanks that Obama had left unspoken in his own debate with Mitt Romney, and he brought the discussion back to the Democrats’ standard defense of the middle class. In so doing, he provided a tonic his party needed after the president’s flat performance.

Although Obama and Biden were not close in the four years they overlapped in the Senate, according to Obama strategists David Axelrod and David Plouffe, their candidate was impressed with Biden in the 2008 Democratic primaries. After he delivered uncommonly pithy answers in debates, other contenders onstage would begin their responses with variations of “Joe is right.” And in a South Carolina debate, when asked whether he could control his wagging tongue, Biden’s straight-faced, one-word answer — “Yes” — brought the house down.

While he may have caused the Obama team some anxiety in the general-election campaign with his freewheeling style, the running mates meshed quickly. Early on, Obama publicly called Biden the best vice president to date and told him he wanted him on the ticket again in 2012.

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.

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1 posted on 10/13/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Nope, sorry, in 2016 it will either be a 2nd term for Romney or Ryan 2016.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: drewh

Little green men could also land in your front lawn but I wouldn’t bet on it.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 8:09:28 AM PDT by bgill
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To: American Constitutionalist

Nope, sorry, in 2016 it will either be a 2nd term for Romney or Ryan 2016.

Hopefully we will have a First term Conservative and a loss for Romney’s first term. We will put up with Romney for one term, but two????? Good God you guys are nuts.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: bgill

5 posted on 10/13/2012 8:11:52 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
By then Biden will be feed three times a day and live in a home.
6 posted on 10/13/2012 8:15:04 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: drewh
Amazing. The WaPo resuscitated and propped up the senile 85 year old Witcover to spew talking points from Axelrod and Plouffe. Lot of class there wapo.
7 posted on 10/13/2012 8:20:59 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: drewh
Biden 2016?

As the Dem/Socialist Party candidate, that would be great - guarantee a Republican/Tea Party win in 2016. Biden could be the Looney Tunes Democratic/Socialist Poster Boy.

8 posted on 10/13/2012 8:22:38 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: drewh

Its possible but so is an asteroid strike. Both would be a disaster.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 8:27:33 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: drewh

The WaPo writer says: “he (Biden) brought the discussion back to the Democrats’ standard defense of the middle class. In so doing, he provided a tonic his party needed after the president’s flat performance.”

Very recently Biden said the “middle class has been buried the last four years.”

So the middle class has been buried. . . Biden admits it. . . but somehow this translates into a positive campaign message for the Dems.

The libs live in fantasyland.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: drewh
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11 posted on 10/13/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: drewh
biden will never hold another elected office. He will become another failing hero to the left... the bigger the failure... the more the left loves them.

LLS

12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:04:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: drewh

13 posted on 10/13/2012 9:07:07 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Romney vs Obama, Round One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyNxHOZiQPA)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Doesn’t it give you comfort that, even today, Biden is only a heartbeat away from the US nuclear codes???


14 posted on 10/13/2012 9:09:00 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: napscoordinator

Considering what we have been through the passed 4 years anything is better.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 9:12:29 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: napscoordinator
Romney making his promise that he will be selecting only Supreme Court justices who are strict constitutionalists is still on track.

16 posted on 10/13/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: napscoordinator
By God think of the alternative... Biden 2016 ? heck no.

Perhaps Romney won't run in 2016 and Ryan runs in 2016 ? how is that ? Ryan 2016 ?
17 posted on 10/13/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: napscoordinator

Robert Bork and Jay Sekulow are advising Romney on Supreme Court picks and it has the left frantic and terrified.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: drewh

As the rabbi says, “he should live so long!”


19 posted on 10/13/2012 9:19:39 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: drewh

Please, Joe Biden is so 1988 (although I miss the 1980’s but I digress) and he copied Neal Kinnock’s commercials from the UK and adapted them to his own. I doubt he’s 2016 materials no matter if Romney wins or the annoited one steals the election. He has the IQ of a house plant and I feel funny typing that because I feel I’m being insulting to the house plant.


20 posted on 10/13/2012 9:19:59 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: drewh

Sure it could happen. And Biden could pass through senility to the other side just as a woman passes through menopause.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 9:46:26 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: drewh

Hell, instead of moving up the ladder towards the Presidency, Bite-Me gave the Romney camp a lot of fresh ammo.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 9:54:18 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: drewh
according to Obama strategists David Axelrod and David Plouffe, their candidate was impressed with Biden in the 2008 Democratic primaries...

Except that Axelrod and Plouffe are well-known serial liars.

The real reason that Obama chose Biden is because Biden had a reputation as a doofus who was unlikely to upstage Obama (which would have shattered Obama's fragile ego).

23 posted on 10/13/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: drewh

We’re into the Silly Season, now. This kind of thinking is like Salvador Dali’s painting of the clocks.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
one is a stoopid jackass, and the other is a simple beast of burden...
25 posted on 10/13/2012 10:57:41 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: drewh

No chance. The dim plan is to find a Hispanic “obama” to be their next trojan horse POTUS candidate. They are pushing the San Antonio mayor for now. Post Obama blacks will go to the back of the dim bus as Hispanics become the dominate “minority” in party.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 11:59:08 AM PDT by lodi90
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