May 03, 2013


Biden's 2016 Chances Seem Slim

The Washington Post notes that Vice President Joe Biden is weighing whether to run in 2016 but "several paradoxes are at work. He is beloved by grass-roots Democrats, but mainly as the avuncular No. 2 to Barack Obama."

"Biden clearly has the experience and gravitas to ascend to the presidency, but many Democrats say he may have been in Washington too long (since 1973) to win an election. He is President Obama's governing partner yet is rarely seen as Obama's heir apparent. For that mantle, and for the nomination, he is likely to face stiff competition in the form of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state and, according to most everyone, the 2016 front-runner."










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