Joe Biden is apparently running for president in 2016
The 2012 presidential campaign isn’t even over yet, but that hasn’t stopped Vice President Joe Biden from putting together a campaign message for 2016. During a campaign stop yesterday in Florida, Biden talked Republican sibling of a supporter over the phone and made his pitch:
While he has previously hinted at a potential run, Biden smiled as he mentioned–perhaps jokingly–a White House run on the phone with a voter during a campaign stop at a Sarasota, Florida restaurant.
As he mingled with fans and supporters, one woman handed the vice president a cell phone at the event, urging Biden to speak with her brother, a Republican.
Biden took the phone, immediately saying: “I’ll tell ya what, you may be a Republican but I love ya.”
Wearing his trademark aviator sunglasses inside the restaurant, the former 36-year senator quickly got into a serious discussion with the relative about the health care law. A man standing nearby said, “I think he met his match,” referring to the detailed conversation.
After nearly two minutes on the call, Biden moved to end the conversation. “Look, I’m not trying to talk you into voting for me, I just wanted to say hi to you.”
“And after it’s all over, when your insurance rates go down,” he continued, “then you’ll vote for me in 2016. I’ll talk to you later.”
So, Joe Biden in 2016? The same Joe Biden whose favoribility rating is underwater. The same Joe Biden who acted like a complete fool and lied about pulling troops out of Afghanistan during his only debate with Paul Ryan. This is the guy who said that Mitt Romney would allow Wall Street to put African-Americans “back in chains.” He twice claimed that Republicans passed a $500 trillion tax cut (that’s not even possible, folks). He’s rightly said that the last four years have buried the middle class and also says he wants to raise taxes by $1 trillion, which will just dig the grave deeper for the middle class.
That’s just the most recent stuff. We haven’t even gotten to the stuff Biden has said in the past, such as when he rightly said that Americans don’t like of mandates to purchase health insurance. But that was before he supported ObamaCare, which centers around the individual mandate. He has compared the Tea Party movement to terrorists. He called a small business owner a “smartass” because they asked for a tax cut.