WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
Biden has said publicly he would make a decision at the end of the summer but the Times said the vice president and his associates were actively exploring getting in the race.
The timing couldn’t be better. The Dems are souring on Hillary and remembering why they jumped to Obama last time. Biden could enter at the end of the summer and be an immediate front-runner. He has as strong a case for the office as Hillary does – if not stronger.
His disadvantages are that he’s a generational creature of Washington and he is, of course, Biden. He’s a gaffe machine and isn’t generally taken very seriously.
It would be a far more entertaining race if Biden gets in. Plus, it will be fun to see who, if anyone, Obama supports.