Vote: Should Joe Biden run for president

Joe Biden, who may or may not run for president in 2016, sent me a personal email. Here's what he said, all of it:

With apologies to Tricky Dicky Nixon, would you buy a used car from this man?

With apologies to Tricky Dicky Nixon, would you buy a used car from this man?

Dennis --

I am so proud to stand with Barack tonight.

If you are too, chip in $3 or more to support Democrats, and let's go follow through:...[deleted email address for where to make the donation. ]

Thanks,

Joe

How eloquent and persuasive. Probably had to crib it from  British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock of from the Fordham Law Review.

By the way, there are some reports that Biden may actually be thinking of running for president against party icon, Hillary Clinton. Now that would be a big effing deal. I'm all for it; it would be such fun. What do you think? Here's his waffling on CBS when he was asked about it.

So, what do you think?

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  • It would be great for Joe to run. It would give so much hope to the mentally handicapped and mentally ill people in America to see one of their own elected.

  • In reply to Peter Bella:

    Your remark is very repugnant and insensitive. If you don't have high regard for Mr. Biden, fine and dandy. But why jest about the mentally ill in order to disparage him.

  • Sure why not, all the former and current alcoholics already had a role model as President.

  • After eight years of sourpuss Obama, I think Uncle Joe would be great comic relief for the country.

    Maybe Bill Clinton can be his VP. Or in the cabinet -- with Monica.

  • I think some Democrats are hoping for a return match of Joe Biden against Sarah Palin. The campaign would not be very enlightening, but it sure would be entertaining!

  • Sarah Palin running against Joe Biden would be like Einstein debating Hoody Doody.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Your analogy---if I understand it correctly---dreadfully limps. Einstein was a strong critic of capitalism. He favored social justice. You know, like Pope Francis.

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