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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Sources Tell Fox News that Biden Is In

 

Ed Henry, FOX News’s Senior White House Correspondent, is hearing that Vice President Joe Biden will enter the presidential race:

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. No Country For Old Men

 

TrumpOldRepublicans have youth on their side. That’s one of the many arguments offered for why the GOP may have a bit of an advantage in the next presidential election cycle. For the past quarter-century, we’ve abjured sexagenarian (stop laughing!) commanders-in-chief. Bill Clinton was 46 when he took the oath of office. George W. Bush was 54. Barack Obama was 47. There definitely seems to be a sweet spot.

Now compare the two presidential fields. Let us assume for a moment — “assume” understood here as “acknowledge the obvious reality” — that there are only three major potential candidates on the Democratic side: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden. Average age of that group? 71.

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Ramesh Ponnuru at National Review with the scoop that sent 1,000 political writers’ hearts aflutter. It is on:

When Josh Alcorn joined the Draft Biden super PAC, MSNBC headlined its story on the move “Draft Biden just got real.” Alcorn had been finance director and senior adviser to the late Beau Biden, the vice president’s son, and had worked as finance director for Harry Reid as well. Judging from phone conversations Alcorn had on an Amtrak train from New York to Wilmington yesterday, the Biden campaign is about to get still more real.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Obama 2016 — Michelle, Not Barack

 

Hillary Clinton And Michelle Obama Host Int'l Women of Courage AwardsTo the assumption that there’s but one Democrat in the White House who can ride to the party’s rescue and save it from the comedy/tragedy that is Hillary Clinton’s presidential effort — his name being Vice President Joe Biden — I’d like to suggest an alternative.

Mr. President, look not to the West Wing but to the East Wing. For the better alternative to Hillary just may be . . . First Lady Michelle Obama. Ok, stop rolling you eyes in disbelief and hear me out:

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Look Out, Hillary: The Biden Tolls for Thee

 
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Photo illustration by me. (Sorry for the nightmares.)

I wouldn’t want to be an easy-to-reach vase at the Clintons’ vacation retreat in the Hamptons, or the maid who’ll be spending her weekend cleaning up glass shards and scattered flower arrangements. By all appearances, Vice President Joe Biden could be tossing his hair plugs in the ring:

Major Democratic fundraisers have been invited to meet with Vice President Joe Biden at his residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory after Labor Day, part of a series of conversations he is having with senior party players as he contemplates jumping into the 2016 race.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Hillary’s Primary Nightmare Scenario

 

joe_biden_elizabeth_warrenWhen news leaked today that Vice President Joe Biden quietly met with Senator Elizabeth Warren, you could hear official Washington’s sharp intake of collective breath. As much fun as the Biden speculation had been, he was still signaling that no decision had been made, and that it was unlikely he’d make a decision until the fall. This meeting has electrified the political media tonight.

A Biden-Warren entente presents a scenario that Biden should view as a power move that would leave Hillary Clinton’s already damaged campaign bleeding out on the deck. If I were Biden’s team, I’d cut a deal right now with Elizabeth Warren promising her two things; the Vice Presidency and full control over Biden’s economic agenda.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. “Why Not Joe?” — Part 2

 

Joseph R. Biden - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2003Wherever the room is where Joe Biden is sitting and contemplating his future — do they have a Dave & Buster’s in Delaware? — I wonder if someone isn’t placing this data in front of him accompanied by the question I’ve asked here before: “What, exactly, do you have to lose?” From Quinnipiac:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as or better than Clinton against top Republicans in general election matchups in these key swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.

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Joe-Biden-yellow-CorvetteIn the incipient quest by Democrats to find an alternative to Hillary Clinton, the once unthinkable is now being seriously discussed:

Mr. Biden has not yet announced whether he will join the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, but reports over the weekend that the 72-year-old former Delaware senator was seriously exploring a bid reignited discussion among Mrs. Clinton’s advisers about what his potential candidacy would mean for the contest ahead.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Why Not Joe?

 

From David Catanese at U.S. News and World ReportJBHRC:

Vice President Joe Biden has still not ruled out a 2016 presidential run and will make his intentions known by Aug. 1, according to two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family.

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Vice President Joe Biden meeting his son Beau while serving in Iraq.

Truly awful news out of Washington:

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, the son of Vice President Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for several years.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Hillary’s E-mail Blast

 

Hillary Clinton bowed to the inevitable yesterday and fielded reporters’ questions regarding her use of private e-mail for both public and private business while serving as U.S. Secretary of State.

About the press conference (which wasn’t a full-fledged “I’m gonna stand here and take every question until you’ve worn yourselves out” — like this one, held by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during his Bridgegate controversy): the last time Mrs. Clinton was in a bind like this was well over two decades ago, when she gave the famous “pretty in pink” press conference at the White House in hopes of putting a lid on the Whitewater scandal.

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It’s not just that Hillary Clinton is making it hard not to wonder what she might be covering up. That doesn’t surprise anyone. It’s Clintonian. We almost expected it. We didn’t expect it to stop her nomination, or even her election. There’s the security angle. That she wasn’t more careful about the possibility of hacking. That’s […]

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Not one to start rumors (normally) but has anyone else heard anything about the Vice President taking up temporary residence at a former First Lady’s clinic. Has anyone seen him since February 26? More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Joe Biden Has a Serious Problem

 

Vice President Joe Biden’s gaffes are legendary, but they’ve quickly devolved from amusing to concerning to downright creepy.

There are myriad harmless, “good ol’ Uncle Joe” moments when he embarrasses a crowd with a malaprop or faux pas. Mixing up peoples names, saying Obamacare “is a big [expletive] deal,” or praising Obama’s foreign policy with, “the president has a big stick. I promise you.”

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Six words: President Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Is Biden the Punchline — or Is America?

 

Joe Biden is a punch line.

Our Vice President is more famous for his foolish pronouncements than he is for being second in command of the world’s greatest superpower. It has gotten so bad that a mere mention of his name provokes laughter, as late-night comics (and Clint Eastwood) can attest.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Joe Biden, Moron: Exhibit Z

 

Just in case you need a little dark humor this morning, check out this forgotten this little gem from the 2012 campaign:

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Speaking this morning in Kittery, Maine, Vice President Joe Biden sounded the fury of the American people (at least those who are paying attention to world affairs), declaring that the United States would seek revenge against Islamic State for the deaths of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. “We will follow them to the gates […]

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Today’s post is brought to you by the letters “I” (pronounced “eye” or “aye”) and “F” (pronounced “eff”). Navy personnel like to use the letter “F” a lot, for example, “Swab that effin’ deck, sailor!” “Aye, aye, Chief.” Note, that the “aye” in this case is an acknowledgment of the order and not a self-reference […]

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I mean, of course not, right? He’s Joe Biden. Infamous for being wrong on every foreign policy issue in the last 30 years. Aggressively wrong. Wrong more often than someone simply flipping a coin. Argued against killing Bin Laden! But isn’t Kurdistan, Shiite Iraq and Sunni Iraq sounding pretty good right now? More

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