Biden to GOP voter: You’ll vote for me in 2016 when your insurance rates go down; Update: Romney and Putin are best buddies or something, says Biden

posted at 4:41 pm on October 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

The bad news? He was on the phone saying this at around the same time Jay Carney was sonorously warning reporters that “This is not a time for politics.” The good news? As you’ll see below, this wasn’t even in the top three most “interesting” things he said on the trail today. Which part of is more newsworthy, I wonder? The fact that Biden’s thinking about 2016 often enough to have it creep into his half-jokey banter with members of the public? Or the fact that he seems to believe, contra available evidence, that insurance rates post-ObamaCare will go down instead of up? Either way, the guy’s prospects remain marginally higher than that of the Quayle ’00 campaign. Quick check of the Hot Air “Election 2016″ Crystal Ball reveals the forecast unchanged: “No way, no chance, no how, unless nobody else runs.”

Like I said, this didn’t even crack the top three today. Number three:

Number two, a variation on one of Biden’s favorite topics on the stump:

Biden turned to the group of guys, then, according to the pool report, Biden asked one of them, “Are you Indian?”

“American!” the man responded.

“No, I mean first generation,” Biden replied, “with the further explanation of what he was saying being inaudible to the pool.”

And, via the Standard, at number one, Drudge’s pick of the day. Question for politicos per the clip: Does anyone in your “business” actually use the term “the whole load”? Sounds like one of those things that only Joe says but which he thinks everyone says because no one has the heart to pull him aside and explain all the nervous glances when he says it.

Update: Check that. Turns out the “2016″ comment isn’t in the top four weirdest things he’s said today.

“All of a sudden, I found out his new best buddy is Putin,” Biden said. “Man, I tell you. It’s amazing.”

Biden said Romney had embraced the idea that “we can work with Russia, we can be very close with Russia.”

It’s unclear what the vice president was referring to. In the last presidential debate. In fact, Romney defended his previous criticisms of Russia in that debate.


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cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Got to be a sock. No one could be that bad at it, right?

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:17 PM

“Well, I don’t know how you define “bump,” but in my book, when you lose 3 points, that’s not exactly a good thing!

The last ABC/WashPost poll had Obama up 3.

Of course, I did tell you the other day that you must be into masochism because you have the strangest definition of “fun” that I’ve ever seen.

LMFAO@U!

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM”

That’s just wrong. Romney was +1 yesterday in the ABC/Wash Post tracking, 49-48. And Romney had been +3 a little less than a week ago.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Well, I don’t know how you define “bump,” but in my book, when you lose 3 points, that’s not exactly a good thing!

The last ABC/WashPost poll had Obama up 3.

Of course, I did tell you the other day that you must be into masochism because you have the strangest definition of “fun” that I’ve ever seen.

LMFAO@U!

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Ahahahaha, gumby can’t even keep his polls straight.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

When does Bob Dole’s V-drug contract end? Biteme would be a natural for that. He can use that biker chick that sat on his knee.

slickwillie2001 on October 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Evidence of the Democrat’s War on Women.

I don’t know which creeped me out more. Biden saying this or Obama saying we never leave anyone behind. We’re Americans and Americans show up when our people are in trouble.

I bet that would be news to Tyrone Woods if, you know, he was around to see the news. Then again, maybe not, because HE actually showed up for his fellow Americans… unlike his C-in-C and despite the fact that he had to disobey direct orders NOT to go in and help.

Obama. Is. DISGUSTING!

UnderstandingisPower on October 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Has Christie performed his slobbering BJ on Obama yet?

Mark1971 on October 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I haven’t seen a Jersey bromance like this since Jim McGreevey and Golan Cipel…

jaygatz33 on October 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

That’s just wrong. Romney was +1 yesterday in the ABC/Wash Post tracking, 49-48. And Romney had been +3 a little less than a week ago.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Take it up with RCP.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Got to be a sock. No one could be that bad at it, right?

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I dunno’, change bad to stupid and this one may be.

From the Romney gaining ground thread:

I don’t live in the ghetto I live with my parents right now because I am having trouble finding work in the post Obama economy.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:17 PM

When the election is over, since these ‘trolls’ ( such as they are) spend all of their time here nursing their hopelessly skewed polls, what will they do to feed that addiction they’ve developed?

Where will they go?

What will become of them?

thatsafactjack on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I haven’t seen a Jersey bromance like this since Jim McGreevey and Golan Cipel…

jaygatz33 on October 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

+1000!

Republican on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

“Ahahahaha, gumby can’t even keep his polls straight.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM”

Really?

Care to make a wager on what the result was yesterday?

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Barky and BiteMe about to join the ranks of the unemployed they say they care so much about…
LOL

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:22 PM

It’s tragic…how dumb the two are…

Calls CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER major newspaper ‘in this state’ — while in Florida!

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I haven’t seen a Jersey bromance like this since Jim McGreevey and Golan Cipel…

jaygatz33 on October 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

+1000!

Republican on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Haha, thanks. I was quite proud of that one.

jaygatz33 on October 31, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Back off!! This man has an actual train station named after him. Or a metro-stop. Or a plaque on a rest room wall in one or something. Anyhow it’s big. And he rides trains a lot and and he gets us. Especially after he’s had his medicine. So…

bluesdoc70 on October 31, 2012 at 5:24 PM

That’s just wrong. Romney was +1 yesterday in the ABC/Wash Post tracking, 49-48. And Romney had been +3 a little less than a week ago.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Romney was up 3 when the sample was D+3. D33/R30.

Today it’s D+5. D33/R28.

It’s all the leftwing hacks have remaining, skew the data to keep Obozo close, then hope the cheating comes through.

kevinkristy on October 31, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Biden’s greatest asset is his ability to assert with absolute confidence and conviction everything that comes from his mouth, regardless of its basis in fact. That’s why Ryan couldn’t best him in the debate– Bazooka Joe will say “The Sky is Red because of Republican Anti-Gay Marriage Pamphlet Pollution!”, a nonsense statement on paper, but when he looks in the camera and says it, you can’t help but thing, “Man, that guy really BELIEVES it, so it must be true!”

Nethicus on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Calls CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER major newspaper ‘in this state’ — while in Florida!

– Biden

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

That’s just wrong. Romney was +1 yesterday in the ABC/Wash Post tracking, 49-48. And Romney had been +3 a little less than a week ago.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Didn’t you say we were supposed to be arguing that polls don’t matter at this point? Keep me up to speed next time.

But yeah there are a lot of things that will be going “bump” in the night this Halloween.*

*Obama’s favorables after the storm.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Told ya there would be a hurricane bump for Obama coming…

Rick Klein ‏@rickklein
dead even 49-49 Obama-Romney race in new @ABC/WashPost tracking; 78 percent rate Obama’s response to #Sandy positively

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:10 PM

.
ya know this daily tracking poll stuff is just porn from these pollsters…
Do you really think there are people that changed back and forth from one candidate to another, form one day to the next, on whom they will vote for? Like they are waiting for the next change in wind direction….?

Whomever Rick Klein is – he is a partisan obviously trying to create a narrative.. “Hopey is Back” – All the Sandy situation room pics of jugs ears trying to get his head out of his arse ain’t gonna change those Wisconsin voters who know Scott Walker is kicking arse in the Cheesehead state- regardless whether “THE ONE who leaves no one behind” or not.

FlaMurph on October 31, 2012 at 5:27 PM

From the Romney gaining ground thread:

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

There’s a shock, a troll living in his mom’s basement.

slickwillie2001 on October 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Yeah, that’s the one I thought was , well, you know who I thought was. It just keeps morphing. Problem with it is, it keeps morphing into a stupider version of what it was just moments before. Odd.

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

.
Palin should be demanding a public apology from these morons.

FlaMurph on October 31, 2012 at 5:29 PM

thatsafactjack on October 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Good question, back to Kos or Huffpo I guess. Or maybe our friend Schadenfreude has it right. Hades.

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Didn’t you say we were supposed to be arguing that polls don’t matter at this point? Keep me up to speed next time.

But yeah there are a lot of things that will be going “bump” in the night this Halloween.*

*Obama’s favorables after the storm.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Yes, because people without electricity and water for a week will just LOVE the gubberment…well, at least the gubberment cheese they will be forced to eat for a month…
You centrists communists slay me…
LOL

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Knock, knock.

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

“All of a sudden, I found out his new best buddy is Putin,” Biden said. “Man, I tell you. It’s amazing.”

Biden said Romney had embraced the idea that “we can work with Russia, we can be very close with Russia.”

Did someone transmit this information to Vladimir?

steebo77 on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Oh, I do love Schadenfreude’s suggestion. Yes, definitely, that’s the best option. :)

thatsafactjack on October 31, 2012 at 5:33 PM

“And I guarantee you Obama has a big stick.” Admit it you’d miss him.

bluesdoc70 on October 31, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Did someone transmit this information to Vladimir?

steebo77 on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

After the election, when there will be more flexibility.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Knock, knock.

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Who is there?

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Just several days ago Romney was leading Indy’s in the ABC/WaPo by 23%, today that lead is down to 5%. Under no circumstances is that a realistic shift, people don’t change their minds that rapidly in 3 days. Complete joke of a poll.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

bluesdoc70 on October 31, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Is that an open question for anyone to reply to, or is it a statement?

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Biden’s greatest asset is his ability to assert with absolute confidence and conviction everything that comes from his mouth, regardless of its basis in fact….

Nethicus on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Yup. It’s called being a politician a really long time. Like when he said he’s a practicing Catholic……..

SailorMark on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Biden gave them a load, all right. Insane.

totherightofthem on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Who is there?

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Exactly.

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Just several days ago Romney was leading Indy’s in the ABC/WaPo by 23%, today that lead is down to 5%. Under no circumstances is that a realistic shift, people don’t change their minds that rapidly in 3 days. Complete joke of a poll.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

BUT, BUT, BUT…he took pictures with some of the storm victims!!!!!!!1111!!!!!
/

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

So, RuPoll, will you admit that, if Democrats do not turn out in greater numbers and Republicans do not turn out in lower numbers than they did in 2008, the odds are extraordinarily great that the polls are incorrect?

Will you also admit that the polling companies do no one any favours when they use sampling models that are highly unlikely to come to fruition?

Do you think that Democrats will vote in greater numbers than they did in 2008?

Do you think that Republicans will vote in lower numbers than they did in 2008?

Would you agree that pollsters are, by and large, ignoring the midterm predictive model as its applies to turnout?

Just answer the questions.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Biden is insane…

Terrye on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Just answer the questions.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I love it when your lawyer comes out. Ü

SailorMark on October 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

The ABC/WaPo poll is jumping around so much with independents that I think anything they publish, good or bad, should be ignored.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 5:50 PM

You’ll have to pardon Joey Biden. His version of ‘being of the common man’ leaves a lot to be desired. It’s hard on Joey, seeing that he doesn’t hang out with ‘the common man’ that often.

GarandFan on October 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Sometimes I wonder if Choom boy taught him to do roofers in the limo.

bluesdoc70 on October 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Ahahahaha, gumby can’t even keep his polls straight.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM

…he has a ‘bump’ on his pole!

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Biden should disqualify the Obama ticket, but who knows if any Obama votes are lost because of Obama having another idiot in line to become president.

GaltBlvnAtty on October 31, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Libs would probably vote for that crazy old coot.

TXMomof3 on October 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Calls CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER major newspaper ‘in this state’ — while in Florida!

– Biden

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

In Biden’s altered state. One of Obama’s 57.

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego Joe Biden? Nobody knows, not even Joe.

Steve Z on October 31, 2012 at 6:09 PM

America deserves at least five minutes televised of Biden in a room with Cheney.

Christien on October 31, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Biden: “Are you Indian?”

American: “Bengali.”

Biden: “Benghazi? Sorry I asked.”

Christien on October 31, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Biden thinks insurance rates just magically go down thanks to Obama in 2016?

Maybe he thinks I will get free Medicaid?

Fleuries on October 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I love it when your lawyer comes out. Ü

SailorMark on October 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

RuPoll doesn’t. lol. You’ll notice that he won’t answer.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Biden has always been a deterent for anyone thinking of assinating President Obama. No sane person whats Biden in the job which kinda makes Obama bullet proof.

mechkiller_k on October 31, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I’m going to miss Joe a little bit.

jnelchef on October 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Dear Bite Me, as my esteemed father used to say, “Don’t go away mad, just go away.”

College Prof on October 31, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Biden is a national embarr… LOOK!! Over there!! A poll!!

Spliff Menendez on October 31, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I have been thinking back on Biden’s gaffes and crass remarks (“whole load” being the latest) and it has occurred to me…Biden is addicted to pornography. I’d be willing to bet if you could peruse the history on his computer, you’d see them man is a frequent partaker of porn. I’m not judging that, I just think his foul mouth and dirty remarks indicate how he spends his time.

conservative4freedom on November 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I think it is about time we bring back the position of Official Court Jester in our gov’t… I believe Biden would be perfect for that position.

– Smoov

Smoovious on November 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM

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