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originally posted by: babybunnies
originally posted by: Metallicus
Biden = Dan Qualye.
What an unqualified buffoon he is, but I can see why Obama wants him to run. I can't think of anyone else that has a chance to be worse than Obama and potentially make Obama look better.
The buffoon Biden has been perpetrated by the media. Biden is a serious guy with a wide range of support in Washington.
If you look at Joe Biden's record, he's one of the most accomplished politicians in Washington, with a positive record for DECADES.
He has a long record of working with people on both sides of the aisle to pass big laws, and would have support from both sides if he runs for President. He would be a centrist President that doesn't have to rely on rhetoric, and would be a formidable opponent for Hillary. She has good reason to be worried if he runs.
Biden is most definitely NOT a Dan Quayle either. He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes in the Obama Administration and is very, very widely respected on Capitol Hill, among politicians of all political leanings.
originally posted by: Answer
Right, he's so great that he consistently polled horribly in 2008. He also ran for president in 1988 and failed.
Biden is the Mitt Romney of the Democratic Party... he's the fallback guy because they can't come up with a better option.
originally posted by: pfishy
Why does Joe need Obama's blessing? Obama is done in 2017. He leaves office. Period. Giving his blessing to Biden is kind of a waste, as it counts as a pseudo endorsement. And Joe simply isn't special enough for the base that Obama fostered, anyway. We need the next big 'first'. Not the next old white guy that just echoes the ideas of the dude he served under.