Biden Still Hasn’t Decided To Challenge Hillary

BY EDWARD KLEIN / OCTOBER 7, 2015

Anything is possible with Joe Biden, who is known to shoot from the lip.

Biden’s foot-in-the-mouth comments have earned him the nickname “Sloppy Joe.”

The latest example: Biden leaked to New York Times columnist the story that his dying son Beau beseeched him to run for president.

Biden is often out of control. For instance, he has a tendency to put his hands on women’s shoulders and give them a spontaneous back rub when he shouldn’t. Sometimes he greets older women with “Hi, Mom.” Former press secretary Robert Gibbs called him “The Bidenator”—the Democrats’ version of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s unstoppable movie character.

But as of this week, one thing seems unmistakably clear about Uncle Joe (another one of his nicknames): He hasn’t made up his mind whether to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

A source close to Biden and his family for the past 30 years tells ED KLEIN CONFIDENTIAL to ignore published stories claiming that Biden has set a deadline this weekend for making up his mind.

“There is no deadline,” this source says.

According to the source, Biden is likely to wait until he sees how Hillary performs in the October 13 Democratic presidential debate against the irrepressible Bernie Sanders, and how Hillary fares during her October 22 grilling before the U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi.

In short, Biden wants to measure Hillary’s vulnerability before he jumps into the primary race.

“Obviously, Joe would like to go,” says the Biden source. “He’s wanted to be president for as long as he’s wanted anything. But he’s still debating with himself whether he wants to leave public office with his reputation unsullied or whether he should get muddied in a fight with Hillary.

“But there is one caveat,” this source continued. “Joe could wake up any morning and change his mind and decide to enter the battle with Hillary. I have no reason to believe that he will, but with Joe, anything can happen.”

 

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  1. Norman Clairmont October 7, 2015 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Thanks a lot . Makes sense. Joe is a smart cookie. He would make a good President.
    It will be a challenge to beat Bernie in a debate.

  2. John Kramarz October 7, 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Joe wouldn’t get in to challenge Hillary. He would be getting in to distract from Bernie Sanders.

  3. bill October 7, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I believe the day Joe does enter the race, it will be followed day’s later with some damming e-mails which will knock Hillary out of the race.

  4. Ronifer October 7, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Hopefully he’ll run and we’ll have a choice twixt a Dummy and a Crook !

  5. Cliff Adkins October 7, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    1Who cares if he runs or not. They are just a bunch of crooks trying to build a welfare state! Go Trump

  6. David williams October 7, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I find it hard to believe that Hillary Clinton is still walking the streets is the government too scared to arrest her what’s the delay typical USA

  7. Fred Agree October 7, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I am astounded at the low quality of the candidates who have stepped up to run for President.. Where are the Eisenhowers, Roosevelts, Reagans etc we used to have?

  8. Elijah E.Lackey October 7, 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Flip Flop – FLIP_FLOP

  9. Dee October 7, 2015 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Sure don’t need Joe Biden running for president. He normally opens mouth and inserts foot.

  10. Dale October 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Joe is DOA if he runs. His lip slips will wreck his chances! This dude is a train wreck just waiting to finally end the crash!

  11. eileen October 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    God bless Joe Biden as he is a naturalist and I like him with all his mannerism–they are not offensive but those of a warm human being. He is the most knowledgeable of all. I would vote for him in a heart beat.

  12. Glenda October 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Biden has a diffficult time ”keeping” his hands off other men’s wives, even 3 ft from the husband. .
    We have had one Woman Fondler/Chaser in the WH. That was one too many.

  13. michael October 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I personally don’t think either Biden or Hilary have the mental capacity or mentality to run this office of president.
    They are both liars and corrupt politicians that need to be out out to pasture.

  14. dianne October 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    OMG! Joe, Hilliary & Bernie running against one another. If those three are the best contenders the Democrats have to offer, and assuming American’s have heard the wake up call, Rerpublican’s are a shoe in. I pray it’s true.

  15. THALIA STAVRINIDES October 13, 2015 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Mr. Klein,

    Thank you very much for sending me your e-mails on the so-called celebrities.
    Joe Biden is not an intellectual and would be a terrible president. I pray he will not
    run!

    Your research is very valuable to the American public – however, your safety is also very
    important!

    God bless and take care!

    Best regards,

    Thalia Stavrinides

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