Yesterday Fox News broke news of Joe Biden’s alleged candidacy for president in 2016, saying the current VP would make the announcement within 48 hours — he’s got about 24 left before we call BS.
Speculation over Biden’s potential entry into the current presidential race has loomed over this election season with the 72-year-old being genuinely unsure whether he has the “emotional fuel” to battle Hilary Clinton in the polls, let alone completely devote himself to the position should he win. It’s an honest concern, likely born out of the recent passing of his oldest son. Plus, Biden’s been through the ringer before — twice — unsuccessfully seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008. But for all of the questions surrounding whether Biden will run or not, the question is, do we want him to? A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows most Democrats don’t. According to the findings:
“Thirty percent of Democratic primary voters say they want to see Biden run, versus 38 percent who say they would prefer that the vice president stay out of the 2016 contest. Thirty-one percent say they do not have an opinion on a potential Biden campaign.”
In a hypothetical match up between Biden, Clinton, and Bernie Sanders, Biden only took 15 percent of the vote, versus 29 percent for Sanders and 49 percent for Clinton, making it sound as though it might actually be best if Biden sit this one out. What do you say?
Clutchettes, do you want Joe Biden to enter the presidential race?