Democratic Party worrywarts seem intent on steering Vice President Joe Biden away from the presidential run he is considering. Leave Joe alone and let him run. Biden is a joy to watch on the campaign trail. He might be one of the last unpackaged, unscripted and unafraid candidates we’ll ever see again.
But, as in this Washington Post article, you can hear the drumbeat to wave him off by making a case that he would embarrass himself …
For Biden, who, his family and advisers say, is weighing whether to run in 2016, several paradoxes are at work. He is beloved by grass-roots Democrats, but mainly as the avuncular No. 2 to Barack Obama. From the South Carolina Lowcountry to the Iowa heartland, there are no signs — none yet, at least — of a “Draft Joe” movement. “There just isn’t,” said Sue Dvorsky, a former head of the Iowa Democratic Party.
“Joe Biden – not Mitt Romney, President Obama, Bill Clinton or Clint Eastwood – most watched convention speaker in landslide!” — New York Daily News (9/20/2012)