Obama’s VP says that “Yes, ... I’ll challenge Hillary” in appearance on a morning show following the State of the Union — Well, he almost said that....
Biden made his provocative comment this morning to George Stephanopolous on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” — Biden was doing several morning shows in the aftermath of Obama’s SOTUS
On Hillary’s behalf, WAPO takes an immediate drive-by potshot at the VP — just like they were some Delaware gunman in the night
Here’s what NBC News said about the ABC scoop: “Vice President Joe Biden said he ‘could do a good job’ running for president in 2016, and that ‘there’s a chance’ he would challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. *** ‘To be blunt with you, I think I could do a good job. But that’s not my focus now,’ Biden told the ‘TODAY’ show’s Matt Lauer on Wednesday morning.... [S]everal GOP hopefuls and even Clinton, the likely Democratic front-runner, continue to mull decisions on whether or not to make a bid for the nation’s highest office. Through laughter, Biden on Wednesday told ABC News: ‘Yes, there’s a chance,’ he could challenge Clinton. Biden said that he doesn’t have to make a decision about running for president until this summer....” ( See ‘Biden: ‘I think I could do a good job’ in a 2016 presidential run” by Michele Richinick, 1/21/15,
NBC News/ msnbc.com [http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/biden-i-think-i-could-do-good-job-2016-presidential-run]).
Here is the exchange from GMA [as reported in the “Daily Caller” with a video link to GMA]:“... STEPHANOPOLOUS: Mr. Vice President, as you know the presidential campaigns are heating up on both sides. Secretary Clinton is lining up staff and support, including many members of President Obama’s team. Our latest poll shows she’s the overwhelming choice of Democrats. Is there any chance you’re going to challenge her?
BIDEN: Yes, there’s a chance, but I haven’t made my mind up about that. We got a lot of work to do between now and then. There’s plenty of time. Look, the person who is going to end — and Secretary Clinton is really competent, capable person, and a friend — the person who is going to be the next president of the United States is the one that’s going to be able to articulate the clearest vision to the American people of where they’re going to take the country. … I think this is wide open on both sides....”
(See “Joe Biden: ‘Yes, There’s a Chance’ I’ll Challenge Hillary [with VIDEO link] by Al Weaver, 1/21/15, Daily Caller
WASHINGTON POST QUICK TO ACT AS A CLINTON'S BODYGUARD AGAINST BIDEN’S THREAT
The Washington Post saw it as it’s duty to quickly pound the Vice President down. In a real drive-by piece, the WP's Philip Bump pointed out that “...what the polling shows is that Biden has essentially zero chance of winning....” (See “Joe Biden announces plans to consider that third-place Iowa run” by Philip Bump, 1/21/15, Washington Post/ The Fix [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/01/21/joe-biden-announces-plans-to-consider-that-third-place-iowa-run/]). The whole take of this WAPO piece is that several polls have shown that Vice President Biden has little-to-no chance of blocking Hillary Clinton’s march to the 2016 Democratic Party nomination for President.