Skip to comments.Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016
Posted on 11/10/2012 9:09:18 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016 By Justin Sink - 11/09/12 05:26 PM ET
Vice President Biden said Friday that his focus was on helping President Obama to improve the economy, not the potential 2016 run he hinted at on the campaign trail earlier this month.
Theres plenty of time to think about 2016, Biden told the Wilmington News-Journal. Weve got to get this economy working. If three years from now the economy is not working, its not going to be worth doing much. This is all about making Barack an incredibly successful second-term president. Thats my focus.
Biden had alluded to a possible presidential bid as recently as Election Day, when he was asked after voting if that would be his last time voting for himself.
No, I dont think so," Biden said with a grin.
Earlier in the month, Biden seemed to downplay speculation, telling a voter who asked if he's planning to run for president that he was "going to stick as vice president."
The exchange came just days after Biden told the Republican brother of a supporter that the success of Obama administration policies would convince him to "vote for me in 2016."
At the stop Friday in Beloit, Wis., an elderly man asked Biden if he "was going to run for president this time?"
"Oh no, I am going to stick as vice president," Biden said, leaving it unclear whether he was referring to 2012 or an eventual 2016 bid.
But Biden seemed to acknowledge his earlier comment and the subsequent media coverage by then pointing to the collected press corps.
"Y'all hear that, press?" Biden said.
Biden has repeatedly sought his party's presidential nomination, most recently in 2008, when then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama ended up as the choice of Democratic voters.
??? Lunacy at it’s finest.
re: “We’ve got to get this economy working’ before considering 2016”
Gee, I thought he and Obama and the media said IT WAS WORKING prior to the election.
Depends what the definition of “working” is.
the stupid that flows from this guy is so thick it makes my head hurt..
I still can’t get his crazy maniacal smirk, he kept flashing at the VP debate, out of my mind.
GFL, Biden. The only way to get this economy kickstarted is if you and the POS in the White House are tarred, feathered, and run out of DC on rails. In a just world, this would have already happened.
Give it up, Biden. You will NEVER be President.
When Dems talk about economy, I get the idea they mean only the public sector
I would just LOVE to see Biden get the dem nomination! The comedic gift bestowed upon us by his running would be legendary! Also, there wouldn’t be a chance in hell he could win.(I don’t THINK - ....you just never know anymore)
Republicans have to increase the acceptance of their brand name. Right now they are the job exporting, Obama hating, tax cuts for the rich, low approval Congress, women controlling and screwers of the middle class. How has that worked out?
Yes, Mr. Speaker if the GOP becomes known as the job creating party for the working middle class, they will triumph in 2016.
“Give it up, Biden. You will NEVER be President.”
I would not bet on it.
50 years ago if someone said someday an African born Marxist of the Islamic faith would not only be elected President, but with a perfectly failed record as President get re-elected, that person not only would have been laughed at but probably be under investigation by the FBI.
The reality is anyone challenging this guy is under scrutiny.
In today’s looney world, a looney like Biden can be President just as much as a Marxist like obama.
Just Joe being Joe.
Dan Quayle is an intellectual GIANT beside this guy. But all that is for naught.
Joe Biden is some sort of protected species, and any effort to criticize him in any way is likely to get you in trouble with PETA and the Humane Society.
We should be encouraging Joe at every opportunity, for the entertainment value alone. He is the gift that just keeps on giving,
That is why food stamps have reached an all-time high and biggest jump in a year?
O he could absolutely be President. Obama could pull a Putin/Medvedyev switch and hint that he would be a key advisor/cabinet official or newly appointed Czar of America and Biden would rack up 300 electoral votes.
The simp doesn’t even realize the Democrat Party already has his replacement waiting in the wings.
Why would they replace Biden? He is insurance against impeachment.
Biden will never even get the Democrat party nomination. It will be Hillary.
Always a grinning, smirking bridesmaid . . never a bride . . sigh . . .
First, congratulations on your win, Joe. Second, they don’t let you run for president from a padded room. Just sayin’.
The Hispanics are going to demand their guy, since the blacks got their guy already.
I thought the economy was booming? Good times were here again. All thanks to the brilliant leadership of The OneTM
Actually, I was talking about as the 2016 Democrat candidate. Usually, the prior VP is the presumptive candidate. This will not be the case for 2016. He will be forced to undeclare in lieu of an even-better minority Messiah. This country won’t elect an old white man any more, no matter whether he’s a Democrat or not.
It won’t be Hillary, either that replaces him. She’ll be a minority, Mexican decent or black, or a much younger flaming liberal like Fluke (but not her).
Bingo. My money’s on that slick commie mayor of San Antonio.
Don't bet on it. The American electorate elected then reelected a Marxist community organizer. I believe they are easily stupid enough to elect his VP.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. - Karl Marx. (I guess he would know)
I disagree with the minority/gender argument for selecting our next candidate. How many blacks and women and Hispanics and Asians rewarded Reagan and GWB for all of their amazing appointments to the Supreme Court and their Cabinets?
Identity politics doesn’t work for us. It’s all about message and finding the right person to deliver it.
When the government sells 70% of it’s debt to itself and borrows $5.60 for every $1 in economic growth, it’s not going to last much longer.
This house cards is coming down. May it collapse on those who built it and bury them for eternity.
I did indicate in my post that I was talking about "their" candidate, not "ours." I don't really give a flying flip f@ck-all about attracting this or that "minority." I am interested in 'attracting' Americans who value morals, hard work, real ethics and a tradition of real American excellence over fake American takers. If I die a has-been dinosaur who mistakenly believed such tripe, as most Democrats today believe as 'unfair', then so f@cking be it.
I’m with you Gaffer, 100%.