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Biden says he won’t close door on 2016
The Hill ^ | December 1, 2011 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 12/01/2011 7:11:35 AM PST by maggief

Vice President Joe Biden in Iraq said the administration had fulfilled its campaign promises to end the war and refused to rule out a possible presidential bid in 2016.

Biden, who is meeting with Iraqi officials ahead of the deadline for the drawdown of American forces and will participate in ceremonies to honor U.S. and Iraqi troops, said that Iraq's government and military were ready to defend themselves. Biden will also visit Turkey and Greece before returning to Washington.

In an interview that aired on The Today Show Thursday, Biden once again left the door open for running for president in 2016.

"I am never ready to close the door on anything," Biden said. "I am intent on reelecting Barack Obama president of the United States of America. The rest will take care of itself."

Biden's comments mirror those he made in October in an interview with CNN.

"My one focus right now is getting the president reelected. I'll make up my mind on that later," Biden said to CNN. "I'm not closing any door. My job now and will be vice president of the United States and we got the order right — President Obama and Vice President Joe Bide

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1 posted on 12/01/2011 7:11:38 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Someone needs to give this jerk a wake up pill, such an idiot.
2 posted on 12/01/2011 7:13:44 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: maggief

Talk about delusions of adequacy!


3 posted on 12/01/2011 7:19:59 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: maggief
"I am never ready to close the door on anything,"

Please don't rule it out, Joe.

I would LOVE to watch the media have to cover this guy's bumbling arse through an entire campaign.

4 posted on 12/01/2011 7:23:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: maggief

Trial balloons...why? What reaction are they measuring with this message? Although Biden is gaffe prone, this does not sound like one. I am guessing someone is feeling out what happens when the crowds don’t get behind Obama this time, is there an appetite for a replacement? Or maybe...it is just Biden being Biden!


5 posted on 12/01/2011 7:23:06 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: maggief

LOL, that is the funniest thing I’ve read all week, just made my day. Thanks Biden!


6 posted on 12/01/2011 7:23:25 AM PST by KOZ.
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To: boomop1

Plugs on Drugs?


7 posted on 12/01/2011 7:23:55 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: skeeter

Biden is simply awesome. We need him out front as often as possible!


8 posted on 12/01/2011 7:30:45 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: maggief

LOL, he’d be a puppet with a thousand strings. He wouldn’t know which way to go with all the special interest cronies pulling on them.


9 posted on 12/01/2011 7:33:20 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Its not who we elect, its those who they appoint that mater most!.)
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To: boomop1

Another example of our current politicians having 99 per cent ego and 1 per cent Brains. Sometimes it aggravates me but the idea he is contemplating the presidency is laughable. Or, maybe it should be encouraged so conservatives won’t have to work as hard on the election.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 7:41:13 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: maggief
Right. Obie has ended the war pretty much the same way Forrest Gump ended his running adventure...
11 posted on 12/01/2011 7:42:19 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: maggief

Dude...that door shut long ago.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 7:46:53 AM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: maggief

Need any more evidence of the need for term limits?... there’s got to be an idiot meter somewhere showing the relative lunacy of one politician from another... I’m sure Biden would score “Hopeless Imbecile”, but still, there are fools willing to vote for him.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 7:52:28 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: maggief

Funniest. Headline. Ever.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 7:53:06 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: maggief

Truly delusional.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 7:54:03 AM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: maggief

Well Joe, you thought you were leading, but I looked back and couldn’t see anyone following.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 7:54:38 AM PST by dforest
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To: dps.inspect

Biden/Gore...now there’s a ticket...Big Loser “L” on both their foreheads


17 posted on 12/01/2011 7:55:33 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: dps.inspect
But for Biden; not enough fools. . .not even the MSM could follow this one; with a straight face. That said. . .Biden IS likeable; think he will not want to be running in 2016.

Think the better idea for Joe; is that he should own a corner bar; and settle in; and enjoy the conversation and the customers. It would be 'Cheers' revisited.

18 posted on 12/01/2011 7:56:03 AM PST by cricket (Newt. . .the 'anti-Obama' ; and America's antidote, for Obama presidency.)
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To: maggief

That’s okay, Joe. Don’t worry about shutting the door...because WE WILL.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 7:59:08 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: maggief

You have to understand - very stupid people like Joe Biden don’t know they are stupid.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 8:32:59 AM PST by oldbill
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To: maggief

Hey plugs, don’t let the door hit you in the brownie on the way out


21 posted on 12/01/2011 8:47:31 AM PST by woodenickel
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To: maggief

Between Biden’s delusions about running for President and Obama patting himself on the back about doing more for Israel than any other President, they both need to be removed for mental incompetence.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 8:47:55 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: maggief
One of those plugs has grown inside his head and is strangling his last brain cell.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 8:53:38 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: maggief

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


24 posted on 12/01/2011 8:59:37 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: boomop1

Don’t discourage him. It will be an easy win for the GOP.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 9:03:25 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: maggief

Biden running for POTUS in 2016 would be AWESOME!

Obviously his winning would be a disaster, but running, that would be so fun. Seriously, if the Repubs can’t beat Slow Joe, we should disolve the party completely.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 10:19:29 AM PST by mad puppy (Spare me your line of crap...I'm voting for Newt.)
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