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Report: Biden laying the groundwork for 2016
The Politico ^ | August 27, 2012 | Byron Tau

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 Biden’s inner circle believes the strategy will position him to inherit key players on President Obama’s political team. The adviser notes, for example, that Jim Messina, the president’s 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 campaign’s 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 Biden’s 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Delaware; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; biden; hillary; obama
No, this is not Scrappleface or the Onion!!
1 posted on 08/28/2012 12:54:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 12:56:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 12:57:01 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good thing he’s starting now if he intends to raise two or three hundred dollars in contributions by 2016.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Biteme VS. Ryan 2016- that would be hilarious.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 12:59:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh PLEASE let it be Biden in ‘16.....pleasepleasepleaseplease!!!!!!


6 posted on 08/28/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rimshot Joe Biden. The Comedian-in-Chief. LOL! What a guy! Go Rimshot Joe!


7 posted on 08/28/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
plug for same-sex marriage

an editor, an editor. My kingdom for an editor...

8 posted on 08/28/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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9 posted on 08/28/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT by Signalman
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I see this as busywork to keep slow joe doing something that doesn’t involve speeches or campaign stops...


10 posted on 08/28/2012 1:02:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At the current rate of Biden’s mental collapse, he’s going to be a complete basket case by 2016.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 1:02:36 PM PDT by jimbobfoster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, at least BiteMe can blame his predecessor.
12 posted on 08/28/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Oh, yes please. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease...


13 posted on 08/28/2012 1:06:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 1:08:38 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: MissMagnolia

They are just making biden think this so he won’t say anything else stupid before the election.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 1:09:55 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Plugs is more deluded than John Fraud Kerry.
16 posted on 08/28/2012 1:12:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 1:14:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2016? This idiot doesn’t know what he’s doing tomorrow.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 1:17:24 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Biden vs. Ryan, hmmmm.. Let me think for a bit.. Tough call.. /sarcasm


19 posted on 08/28/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: nascarnation

C’mon, you really think Slick Willie and the Hildebeast will allow the press to forget?


20 posted on 08/28/2012 1:19:25 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever, I know satire when I see it. :)


21 posted on 08/28/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: skeeter

If he persists with this delusion, I predict he will suffer an “accident”.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 1:21:55 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would pay to see that! Where do I contribute? LOL!


23 posted on 08/28/2012 1:29:50 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: jimbobfoster

Biden 2016? Too stupid, too white and insufficiently evil to be the Democrat nominee.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gawd , I really needed a good laugh tonight - and this provided it!!!!


25 posted on 08/28/2012 1:32:16 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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26 posted on 08/28/2012 1:32:25 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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2016? This idiot doesn’t know what he’s doing tomorrow.

This is Democrat operatives in a late-nite bull session over 3-too-many cocktails. They may think that they can prop Biden in a horse like El Cid against the Moors, but I don't think that the corpse will cooperate.

27 posted on 08/28/2012 1:33:11 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funniest story of the day. But I bet this moron is arrogant enough to think he has a chance.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 1:47:54 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow! I use to think Obama was the most delusional man in the Democrat party.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 1:47:57 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be willing to write this off as advancing senility if I didn’t know Biden was a complete and utter moron.


30 posted on 08/28/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes me think of this phrase “Oh please”:

http://josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/far-side.jpg


31 posted on 08/28/2012 1:56:56 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes me think of this phrase “Oh please”:

http://josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/far-side.jpg


32 posted on 08/28/2012 1:58:34 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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2016? Won’t he be approximately 102 years old then?


33 posted on 08/28/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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>> could give Biden entrée to deep-pocketed donors (who have eluded him thus far) in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and the financial sector. ... <<

Biden probably thinks Silicon Valley is another term for Pamela Anderson's cleavage!

34 posted on 08/28/2012 2:54:23 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems to me that Hillary is behind all this. She is already positioning herself and trying get support by pointing out the alternative.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 1:41:50 AM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fake hair, fake teeth, fake amusement. Biden has all one needs to garner support from democrat voters.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 10:08:55 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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