“Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants
you to know he could. Iowa. New Hampshire. South Carolina. Michigan.
Three years out from the next presidential election, the vice president
is polishing his connections and racking up favors in all the right
states to ensure he stays part of the conversation, keeping his name
near the top of a list of likely contenders even if the prime spot seems
to have already been claimed by Hillary Rodham Clinton.”