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Biden lets 2016 ambitions slip

Not a shocker, but the Vice President alluded to his plans for 2016 during a phone conversation with a GOP voter. Why the Veep was talking on the phone to a voter while campaigning at a Sarasota restaurant was not immediately clear...


Posted at 6:49am on November 1, 2012 by Allan Loudell

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Mike from Delaware
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 8:19am
I guess stranger things have happened. I'd think that if Hillary wants the DEM nomination in 2016, she'd get it.

Biden is sort of the DEM's version of Sarah Palin, entertaining, but most folks don't take either seriously.

It's a shame as former Senator Joe has a lot of foreign affairs experience due to his many years serving in Congress, but he doesn't come across Presidential and the gaffe thing would be a nightmare as President. Surely the DEMS have someone better than Mr. Biden for 2016.

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 9:09am
Biden thinks he has a chance in 2016 but he also thinks he's the smartest man in every conversation he has...in other words, he thinks VERY highly of himself.

If Romney wins, I predict we may see Hillary run in 2016 but I think she will lose to one of Obama's former czars...Van Jones.

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 9:53am
"Surely the DEMS have someone better than Mr. Biden for 2016." --MFD

Funny, those of us of a centrist political persuasion have the same feeling about this year's GOP candidate...

But I would tend to agree. While I think Biden would bring invaluable knowledge to the position, his mouth would keep him from winning. I believe the only way Biden ends up president is by default, if something happens to Obama.

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 11:28am
Biden would be similar to FDR in style. Question is: would he have the time to spend on the affairs of the country. His wife is no Eleanore.

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 10:03pm
I agree with MFD. Biden would be a nightmare as president. He was a nightmare as senator for nearly 40 years before he became VP. Delaware had to help elect Obama in order to get rid of Senator Buffoon.

Thu, Nov 1, 2012 10:07pm
I should also add that if Obama gets re-elected there may no longer be elections by 2016, in which case the Obama-Biden dictatorship would continue 'til death do they part.

Mike from Delaware
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 11:25pm
Mrpizza: What are you talking about, if Obama wins there may no longer be elections by 2016?? That's a pretty heavy charge to make, and not provide proof from a real solid reliable news source.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:52am
MFD: Believe me, if Obama could find a way to do it, he would. The constitution is his Achilles' Heel, and the left has spent the past century trying to destroy it through the court system. We almost have a dictatorship now when you consider how hard it is for decent people to get elected to office. I would also point out that most voter fraud and the encouragement thereof comes from the left.

While we most likely will still have elections in 2016, I'm of the belief that Obama would rather not have that, and other constitutional obstacles in his way.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 8:24am
mrpizza - Local mouthpiece for FoxNews. Stop buying the propaganda. We could make the same argument about GWB, how some of his followers wanted to make an exception so he could run a third time, how he destroyed civil liberties with the Patriot Act. Stop being so partisan and believing everything from the left is evil. They're not always right, and neither are you.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 9:45am
Mike: If Obama has another four years without fear of re-election...then yes mrpizza just may be right about 2016.
If there are elections, our country will look nothing like the country I have grown up in. Any who question official "storylines" or who engage in independent reporting will be removed from the internet/air waves...FOXnews will no longer exist, Breitbart will be destroyed and Drudge will vanish. Without these news outlets, we would still believe Benghazi was a spontaneous attack due to outrage over a B-movie.

FoxNews isn't perfect (I don't actually watch them or any other TVnews), but they are the last news organization that isn't part of the newspeak organizations for Obama. Only Fox has pursued the Benghazi attacks and the DEEP level of involvement/responsibility by Obama administration for the deaths of four amazing people. The two SEALs who died disobeyed orders to save the ambassador, two top Navy captains were "fired" for disobeying orders to deny the cries for help from the embassy, and FOX released the emails that prove the ambassador predicted the 9-11-2012 attack one month prior to the attack.

Shawn: I was against GWB's Patriot Act...but, it was supposed to expire, it didn't, and Obama has continued to keep it and EXPAND it's reach. So, yes Bush was wrong, but so is your guy who spoke out against it when he was running for office but kept/expanded the program.

Remember, GWB is NOT running against Obama, it's Romney and he is very different from GWB and BHO. Romney is not perfect either and there are quite a few of his policies that I happen to disagree with, but Obama has failed in both foreign and domestic issues for the past four years...why do you think the next four will be better? He has promised more of the same thing! Four more years of this leader and we are going down the tubes just like Europe!!

Mike from Delaware
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 10:08am
EarlGrey: Do you have, or find a link to those Fox News stories. Those would be of value to pass around, not just here, but on Facebook and email to some of my former liberal friends (they tend to distance themselves from you when you don't agree with their policies [being a Christian really puts me at odds with them on many issues], so much for their "tolerance"), but they still need to see those stories BEFORE election day.)

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 10:25am
@Earl: when did I say Obama was "my guy"? I dislike both of them. I'm just tired of the "Obama is a socialist looking to take over the country and destroy the Constitution" crap, and the hypocrisy both sides have in accusing the other side of doing something they themselves do.

Granted, if it were just Obama vs. Romney, I'd probably vote Obama. But just as I've done for 3 of the past 4 presidential elections, I'll vote for a 3rd party candidate, to once again show my disdain for the main 2. Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party is likely getting my vote.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 12:21pm




Fri, Nov 2, 2012 12:28pm
@Shawn: I wasn't trying to be snarky or anything...I just thought President Obama was "your guy" because you generally post only negatives about Romney, Ryan and Republicans...my bad.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 12:39pm
True... I do tend to post anti-GOP items. But that's because there are so many pro-GOP posts here, I feel the need to point out the flaws of the arguments. If there were more pro-DEM posts (kavips seems to be the only handling that side), I'd likely tear them apart, too. Thanks for the perspective!

Mike from Delaware
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:29pm
Thanks EarlGrey, I'll pass these along to my doubting DEMS friends.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 1:41pm
@Mike: Here are some more links to share:


Sat, Nov 3, 2012 3:20am
Local mouthpiece for Fox News? I don't even get Fox News in my satellite package! It was the great president Ronald Reagan who first exposed the left to me more than 30 years ago.

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