2016: Are you ready for the Joe Biden presidential run?

posted at 8:04 pm on August 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

Never happen. No way could we get this lucky.

Vice President Joe Biden is looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election, according to a new ebook by Glenn Thrush.

“On scheduling calls with staffers from the Democratic congressional and Senate campaign committees, Biden’s representatives always seemed eager to deploy their boss in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Iowa — critical early primary states,” Thrush reports. “They always wanted to know: ‘Do you have anything coming up in Manchester or Des Moines?’ It was pretty obvious,’ said one Democratic consultant who works for a handful of House incumbents.”

Thought experiment: What sort of calamity would have to befall the Democrats to make Joe “Chains, Y’all” Biden a serious contender for the nomination in 2016? If Obama loses to Romney this time, Biden’s damaged goods and destined for retirement. No sane liberal would want to roll the dice on the weak link in this year’s Democratic ticket against President Mitt when the strong link couldn’t get it done. If Obama wins, then Biden’s kinda viable in 2016 but still facing looooong odds. He’ll be almost 74 on election day that year, and he’ll almost surely be facing a strong Republican nominee given how deep the GOP’s bench is right now. When Bush 41 followed Reagan’s two terms with one of his own in 1988, he succeeded a popular, successful president and faced an exceptionally weak opponent in Dukakis. Unless O’s hypothetical second term turns out to be vastly more productive than anyone expects, Biden will have neither of those advantages.

Then there’s the little matter of the competition. Here’s what PPP came up with last week when they polled New Hampshire on the state of the 2016 race:

Yeah, yeah, I know — Hillary won the New Hampshire primary in 2008. So? He’s a sitting VP in a state that went for O. Even if he’s destined to trail her, it shouldn’t be by upwards of 50 points. He’s only one point ahead of Elizabeth Warren, for cripes sake, and her name recognition must be a fraction of what his is. Even if Hillary doesn’t run, the same poll shows Biden up just two points on Warren and four points on Andrew Cuomo without either of them having lifted a finger to campaign there yet. I know Greasy Joe has a gigantic ego but even he’s not so self-deluded as to believe this is happening. Is he?

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*long breath*

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Again.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I agree. It’d never happen.

ZachV on August 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Can you imagine how Biden will be at 74 after four more years of brain decay?

Mark1971 on August 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM

It will be Cuomo.

rob verdi on August 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Unless O’s hypothetical second term turns out to be vastly more productive than anyone expects,

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

You are on a roll in this one, AP!

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Oh, I think he is that delusional.

rbj on August 20, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Yeah, Biden is infinitely more qualified than Cuomo or Hillary. /libtard

nobar on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

What sort of calamity would have to befall the Democrats to make Joe “Chains, Y’all” Biden a serious contender for the nomination in 2016?

Soros orders the Democrats to nominate him ?

burrata on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

…gee…when’s too old for crack?

KOOLAID2 on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Only if he get’s Howard Dean as his VP..


AWESOME!!!!

GIRD YER YEEEEEEEEaaaarrrrrrrrrrGHHHH!!!

BigWyo on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

He’s a sitting VP in a state that went for O.

O. He means ZERO, folks.

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Pelosi gives new meaning to the concept of damaged goods, and yet she is still the Minority Leader. That’s how the Dems roll.

pedestrian on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

The Delusion Is Strong In This One.

ProfShadow on August 20, 2012 at 8:10 PM

We need libdieorfree/crr6 to weigh in on this…

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Unless O’s hypothetical second term turns out to be vastly more productive than anyone expects,

If that happens it won’t really matter what happens in 2016.

BigWyo on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Run Joe Run!!!!

ted c on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Please.. please. Although if Romney doesn’t win I expect 2016 to basically end up as a cakewalk for a certain cheesehead no matter who runs

Illinidiva on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

he’s been intercepting too many hits from the Choom Gang I suppose.

ted c on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

“Biden’s representatives always seemed eager to deploy their boss in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Iowa ”

too bad he thought he was in Colorado, Wyoming and Alabama…

runner on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Can you imagine how Biden will be at 74 after four more years of brain decay?

Mark1971 on August 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM

He’ll be running as the new leader of a rejuvenated BULL MOOSE party.

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Redo of the yet to be Biden/Ryan debates? Hell yes!!

nobar on August 20, 2012 at 8:12 PM

He’ll be running as the new leader of a rejuvenated BULL MOOSE Wig (sic) party.

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I’m am all for Biden 2016. So long as it’s a reality TV series.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

2016: Are you ready for the Joe Biden presidential run?
========================================================

Dear Lord,

I don’t think I can take anymore of this today,
Moronic/Idiotic/Ludacris ideas from TeamTard Blue!

Thank-You!
(snark).

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

No sane liberal would want to roll the dice on the weak link in this year’s Democratic ticket against President Mitt when the strong link couldn’t get it done.

Sane? Liberal? Those are about as prevalent as leprechauns, unicorns, and dudes that love KirPow…..

ted c on August 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

He’ll be running as the new leader of a rejuvenated BULL MOOSE Wig BULL MOOSE (sic) party.

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:16 PM

He’ll be running as the new leader of a rejuvenated BULL MOOSE party.

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Varchild:Lmao,…

..D*mmitt,hes going for the Leader of the Canadian Bull Moose Party,
UnfreagginCrazyEnoughPossibleBelievable!!
(snark)

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Stand up Chuck!

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Biden’s the proverbial idiot in search of a village and I can think of no better village for him than the Democrat Party, circa 2016. But, they won’t have him since after losing in November, and losing big, you can bet they are going to lurch even more leftward, probably picking an out-of-the-closet communist to run.

It’s going to be so much fun watching this show going forward.

TXUS on August 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM

BidenbinAbedin2012!

BL@KBIRD on August 20, 2012 at 8:18 PM

YES!! YES!!!

Should Mitt be a) elected President, but b) prove a severe disappointment and completely unacceptable to conservatives, this provoking c) a Republican primary challenge for 2016… no worries about the outcome.

Biden will always and only be someone else’s insurance policy: Obama’s against impeachment, the GOP’s against losing in 2016.

de rigueur on August 20, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Can Biden win in 2016? Of course he can. Dem voters have proven over and over again that they will vote for anyone who toes their ideological lines, regardless of the candidate’s experience or mental capacity. This is ‘ha ha’ funny now, but it’s entirely possible that there could be a President Joe Biden in 2017. And I’ve said this here a bunch of times: a President Joe Biden scares me a whole lot less than a President Barack Obama.

joejm65 on August 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Why, yes we are !!!

stenwin77 on August 20, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I’m ready! Bring it on.

scalleywag on August 20, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I’m stuck in the present. AbedinBinBiden2016!*

* read right to left like in A-Rab.

BL@KBIRD on August 20, 2012 at 8:20 PM

the clintons will bbq him on a spit.. no way there’s not going to be some pay back for Team Hope ‘n Chains.

mittens on August 20, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Romney/Ryan are going to do so much good work after they’re elected in November that no one will be able to beat them so no one else will even challenge them. No one.
I can dream, right?

scalleywag on August 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Biden-Pelosi 2016!

tim c on August 20, 2012 at 8:23 PM

And I’ve said this here a bunch of times: a President Joe Biden scares me a whole lot less than a President Barack Obama.

joejm65 on August 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Indeed, the former wants to have a cocktail or two, tell a few jokes, pat a few backs, and make a fool of himself from time to time. The latter wants to destroy the country and our way of life, while enriching himself and his supporters in the process. The first basically likes America or at least the America he lives in, the second disdains her with every fiber of his being.

TXUS on August 20, 2012 at 8:26 PM

That picture!

Hahahahahahahaha!!

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 20, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I know Greasy Joe has a gigantic ego but even he’s not so self-deluded as to believe this is happening. Is he?

Are you kidding Allah? OF COURSE Joey ‘The Mouth’ considers himself a viable candidate. The idiots voted for an empty suit last time, didn’t they? And so what if he runs in 4 years – with a still stagnant, if not worse economy. He’d tell them how BRILLIANT he is. The lemmings would lap him up. Age? That only applies to conservatives. Hillary! won’t be a spring chicken then either at, what, 68?

GarandFan on August 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Biden- Akin 2016- The Bi-Partisan Dream, Team!

Combined I.Q. still in two digits!

profitsbeard on August 20, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Only if he get’s Howard Dean as his VP..

AWESOME!!!!

GIRD YER YEEEEEEEEaaaarrrrrrrrrrGHHHH!!!

BigWyo on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Every campaign stop would look like that Monty Python skit about the upper class twit Olympics.

CurtZHP on August 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Nothing further need be said.

CPT. Charles on August 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

WOT: Speaking of upper class twits, any truth to what I heard about uppereastside getting the banhammer?

CurtZHP on August 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Biden-Pelosi 2016. The first campaign run entirely from a nursing home!

tngmv on August 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Only if he get’s Howard Dean as his VP..

AWESOME!!!!

GIRD YER YEEEEEEEEaaaarrrrrrrrrrGHHHH!!!

BigWyo on August 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

BigWyo:You have hit a Double,possibly a Trifecta,haha!:)

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“..D*mmitt,hes going for the Leader of the Canadian Bull Moose Party,
UnfreagginCrazyEnoughPossibleBelievable!!
(snark)

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM”

Stop it already. The Bull Moose party of Theodore Roosevelt’s
was a PROGRESSIVE party that believed in FARM Subsidies, Welfare Assistance for Women and Children, making it easier to amend the Constitution, Grabbing Gobs of Land for Federal Government Control,
and on and on and on.

And for that matter BIDEN’s face looks like the cross between a Bull and a Moose.

BULLs are BALD last I checked.

Doesn’t anyone get what I write anymore???

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I would vote in the Dem primary for the first time.

faraway on August 20, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Doesn’t anyone get what I write anymore???

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM

And I said WIG!

As in phony hair? Hair that’s not original?

Lanceman on August 20, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Now thats some funny shite right there..thx needed that.

bazil9 on August 20, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Somebody like Evan Bayh could run.

He might be formidable, if the uber-lefties don’t Liebermanize him to death.

Mark Warner could do it as well.

Brian1972 on August 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM

God I hope its true. A few of my favorite Bidenisms:

1. Stand up, Chuck!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2mzbuRgnI4

2. 7-11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIT3jUrNTX0

3. J-O-B-S: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq-eeWow_WU

4. God rest her soul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RWMsfAZJ4Y

5. Barack America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKTjlAd-GXM

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM

2016: Are you ready for the Joe Biden presidential run?

Biden/Abedin 2016.

bettycooper on August 20, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 20, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Nice to see ya..been a while.

Whats the saying? A pic is worth a 1000 words? lol

bazil9 on August 20, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I know Greasy Joe has a gigantic ego but even he’s not so self-deluded as to believe this is happening. Is he?

Yes, yes he is. The question is, is the demonrat party that deluded?

AZfederalist on August 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM

WOT: Speaking of upper class twits, any truth to what I heard about uppereastside getting the banhammer?

CurtZHP on August 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Are you speaking of upper class (or “class” at all) or uppereastside? But, yeah, what did happen there?

de rigueur on August 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

He’ll be running as the new leader of a rejuvenated BULL MOOSE $#!+ party.

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 8:11 PM

You missed it by thaaaaaat much.

FIFY

Laura in Maryland on August 20, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Biden/Carrot-top 2016

fogw on August 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Are you speaking of upper class (or “class” at all) or uppereastside? But, yeah, what did happen there?

de rigueur on August 20, 2012 at 8:46 PM

uppereastside. Earlier today, someone posted that he got banned which is why he now only appears in the Facebook comments as Kunta Kinte.

CurtZHP on August 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Biden, BFD?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/biden-bfd.html

M2RB: The Friends of Trusty Sidekick

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM

The quarterback is TOAST!!

ladyingray on August 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Yes, please.

Badger40 on August 20, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Would prefer v. much that Biden is facing an incumbent ‘pub in ’16, rather than apologizing for four more years of O’bama.

FerdtheMoonCat on August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

God help us if he wins.

Dunedainn on August 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

If Biden ran for president I’d have to stop watching TV and listening to radio all together, otherwise I’d be in the hospital every other day for breaking ribs from laughing so hard.

Wolfmoon on August 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

After another 4 years of Obama, Biden would be a godsend.

BobMbx on August 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The Tea Party and blue-collar Dems and Indies are already gearing up to toss all the Dems out. By the time the Dems come back from the wilderness, it will be ALL fresh faces.

John the Libertarian on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Let’s remember, the left nominated BARACK OBAMA, a guy who’s major experience prior to seeking the Presidency was winning an essentially uncontested US Senate race and writing 2 memoirs. Let’s please not fall into the comfortable self-assurance that *anybody* is so worthless a leader that the left won’t nominate — and then elect — him.

SoRight on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Greasy Joe the aneurysm factory got what — 10,000 total votes in three Presidential primary campaigns? Awesome…bring it, Plugs.

Jaibones on August 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Biden-Alvin Greene 2016

burrata on August 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Hey! Don’t be so hard on Biden! I would expect a 2016 presidential run by him to be every bit as successful as … the last few times he ran for president.

In fact, I would be counting on it!

tom on August 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

“Chains, Y’all”

Best campaign nickname EVER. That is damn funny.

av8tr on August 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Since when is Pennsylvania a critical early primary state? They usually hold their primary in late April.

J.S.K. on August 20, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Please, please, please, please, please, please, Joe, run in 2016…

I hope you get the nod… because Romney/Ryan would be a lock for 8 years is what America needs to erase Obama’s 4 years. And a Ryan Presidency to follow in 2020.

Jurisprudence on August 20, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Under no circumstance will the Democrats be stupid enough to allow their agenda be harmed by letting a total failure and guaranteed loser become their presidential candidate. Do we think they’re as stupid as the GOP running McCain type losers as default?

Don L on August 21, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Joe Biden and Obama are merely black and white pawns on the unnamed left’s chess board. They didn’t build their positions by themselves.

Don L on August 21, 2012 at 5:06 AM

Obviously there’s no way this happens, as noted by Don L, the Dems are not stupid like the Repubs. Nevertheless, the thought that Biden thinks it could happen just tickles me. And I have no doubt that he does think it. I mean, he may have to be run straight into the brick wall of losing a few primaries (badly) before the light bulb goes on. In that spirit, it’s time to break out my old Cheers favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbS2KSRUVHo

OneFreeMan on August 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Really and does the name “Fritz” Mondale ring a bell with anyone? “Mondull” for those who are Rush Babies.

JFKY on August 21, 2012 at 2:09 PM

No, slow joe is just that dumb.

StevC on August 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Goody, goody. Joe Biden in 2016 means the Republicans can nominate ANYBODY and win the White House.

suehimel on August 23, 2012 at 6:05 AM