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Monday, May 23, 2011
Don't hold your breath...
Will "Joey Plugs" make a run at the White House in 2016?
If the GOP doesn't have a reason to get off its backside, it does now.
According to POLITICO, "Vice President Joe Biden surprised a gathering of donors in Cincinnati last week when he floated the prospect of his succeeding President Barack Obama in the White House [in 2016]. Biden, who started in the Senate young and would be just 70 in 2012, raised the possibility unprompted during a wide-ranging conversation at the May 19 dinner with major Democratic Party donors, a source in the room said. But the spontaneous suggestion caught the attention of at least some in the audience, said the guest, 'given he volunteered that without prompting...and given the audience.' A spokeswoman for Biden declined to comment on the exchange."
Biden for president?
On the other hand, a Biden candidacy might just be the driving force behind putting a Republican back in the White House...
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