Could former Vice President Joe Biden become President Joe Biden?
Chances are probably slim, but that doesnt mean Joe won’t run in 2020.
Between stops on his book tour and in the ramp-up for what will be a heavy midterms campaign schedule, a tight circle of aides has been brainstorming a range of tear-up-the-playbook ideas for a White House run, according to people who’ve been part of the discussions or told about them.
On the list: announcing his candidacy either really early or really late in the primary process so that he’d define the field around him or let it define itself before scrambling the field; skipping Iowa and New Hampshire and going straight to South Carolina, where he has always had a strong base of support; announcing a running mate right out of the gate and possibly picking one from outside of politics; and making a pitch that he can be a bridge not just to disaffected Democrats, but to Republicans revolting against President Donald Trump.
They’ve also discussed an idea some donors and supporters have been pitching Biden on directly for months: kick off by announcing that he’d only run for one term. One person who’s pitched the idea said Biden would try to sell voters on “a reset presidency.” The former vice president would pick a younger Democratic running mate and argue that he’d be the elder statesman to get the country and government back in order post-Trump and be the bridge to the next generation.
In a recent CNN interview, Biden referred to President Trump as a ‘joke.’
Former vice president Joe Biden is famous for the stupid things that come out of his mouth. His legendary gaffes include telling a handicapped man in a wheel chain to stand up, asserting that being Indian is a requirement to work at 7-11, and asking the press if they knew where his “butt buddy” was. He is a laughing stock and an embarrassment to the country. He’s also apparently completely delusional. In a recent interview, the punchline to every joke in Washington claimed that President Trump is a joke.
As you may have heard, Donald Trump spoke to some factory workers in Ohio yesterday and made some disparaging and appropriate comments about the democrats. During Trump’s State of the Union address, democrats sat on their hands and scowled at everything Trump said, even great news for America and Americans. When talking with the workers, Trump called the democrats “un-American” and joked that they were being treasonous for not loving our country.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 6, 2018
Washington Examiner has more:
In addition to criticizing Trump for his condemnations of the FBI and Justice Department, Biden said he would advise Trump not to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller if he were a member of the president’s legal team.
“You’re in a situation where the president has some difficulty with precision,” Biden said. “And one of the things that I would worry about if I were his lawyer is him saying something that is simply not true without him even planning to.”
Trump has said publicly he would be willing to speak with Mueller as part of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
But according to the New York Times, the president’s lawyers are advising him not to do so. Trump’s lawyers reportedly fear he could be charged with lying to investigators.
Well, Joe, President Jokester has driven the stock market way up and unemployment down.