The saga around Vice President Joe Biden continues, as he wrestles with the issue of whether he should run for President in 2016.
Joe Biden has tried to deal with and cope with the death of his beloved son, Beau Biden on May 30, and he has said he cannot, at this point, commit himself to the energy and the “fire in the belly” needed to run for President.
But history tells us that Abraham Lincoln and Calvin Coolidge went on with their responsibilities after losing their sons in their time in office.
Also, Joe Biden is still Vice President, and has duties and responsibilities he meets, despite his mourning of his son.
And, were anything to happen to Barack Obama, Joe Biden is a heartbeat away from the Presidency, and would have to meet his responsibilities despite his son’s death.
What if Joe Biden had decided to enter the race six months ago? Would he have withdrawn from the race after his son’s passing? That is hard to imagine.
Particularly now, at a time when Hillary Clinton is losing public support in polls, is the time for Joe Biden to come to the rescue of the Democratic party brand, as his chances of becoming President are far better than Bernie Sanders, who would have great trouble overcoming his “socialist” connection, even though it is no threat in reality. But ignorant voters might think that Bernie was a “Communist”, sad to say. So Joe Biden is the best alternative at a time when Hillary seems to be in decline! So, “run, Joe, run”!
Joe Biden has authenticity, something voters are looking for. He has compassion, a crucial matter at any time. He has 44 years experience by 2016, more than ANY political leader or President or candidate in all of American history. He is a great debater and orator, and proved his debating abilities against Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, and even was said to have done better than Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in 2008, although he had no way to overcome their “star” image.
And now, he is not just a young senator as in 1988, or having to compete against a former First Lady and a new Senator who had great public appeal, as in 2008. Instead, he is VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden, considered the most active and intimately involved in decision making, and yet ready and willing to disagree with the President and keep Barack Obama’s respect and admiration! He is beloved by millions of Americans who think he can best perpetuate the Obama legacy, while having his own independent mind and goals!