Biden: ‘I Could Make A Good President’

A round of interviews to discuss the SOTU turns into speculation about Vice President's ambitions

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Charles Dharapak / AP

Vice President Joe Biden did a round of breakfast show interviews Wednesday to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union address, but ended up fielding questions about his own ambitions for the Oval Office.

“In my heart, I’m confident I could make a good president,” said Biden on NBC’s Today Show.

Biden was cagey when asked about whether he’ll certainly run in the 2016 election. “I haven’t made a decision to run. I haven’t made a decision not to run,” said Biden. And on CBS’ This Morning, Biden said he and wife Jill Biden haven’t made up their minds. “Jill and I will make that decision later down the road… If I don’t run for president we’ll all be ok.”

The vice president was questioned on other issues including immigration reform and the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Biden reaffirmed the administration’s stance on immigration, insisting that a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants is an essential part of any immigration reform bill.

“We don’t want two-tier people in America. Those who are legal but not citizens, and citizens,” said Biden. “Citizenship is the pathway.” But he conceded that House Republicans would likely stop short of offering a pathway to citizenship in their own reform bill, due to be unveiled this week. “If that’s what you’re going to pass, pass it,” he said. “Then we’ll decide if it’s good enough.”

Biden also had some sharp words for former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who strongly criticized the vice president in his recently released memoir and claimed the VP was wrong on almost every major policy decision of the last 40 years.

“Well you know Bob and I like each other, we both acknowledge each other possess integrity, as he said in his book, but we have disagreed for 40 years,” Biden said on CBS. “I thought we should end the war in Vietnam, that’s why I ran. He didn’t think that. I thought Iran Contra was a disaster, he thought it was a good idea… I thought we should end this war in Afghanistan, after taking care of al Qaeda which we’re about to finish doing. He didn’t. the president said last night, it’s time to end the war in Afghanistan. That’s not Bob’s position.”

17 comments
BoIngle
BoIngle

joe biden for ruler of the world


hdm2517
hdm2517

obama must be secretly hoping that JB gets elected.  it would likely be his only chance to rise to the level of second worst president ever.

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

He could, theoretically. But I hope we never find out.

TomMengel
TomMengel

No Joe, you would be a absolutely lousy contender.  Hillary (as an example) has been tested in campaign fire and vetted for 20 years to the point that the far right GOP has become the boy who cried wolf way too often and no one listens anymore.  You, on the other hand, tend to "shoot from the lip" way too often and have the general perception among voters of the genial loyal front-man  who, while great at backing up his main act, is not really ready yourself for prime time.  Those two traits combined would give the GOP FUD and misinformation machine a field day to trip you up in an endless series of carefully timed small crisis management moments that would never allow you you get to the higher debate levels where your campaign could take the high ground.  This is a tactical gift Carl Rove gave the GOP that you would have to over come, and I for one don't think you got it in you, Joe.  

reallife
reallife

‘I Could Make A Good President’


didnt we hear that 5 years ago? and look what happened!



EdwardE
EdwardE

Why is it that EVERY white country is forced to be multicultural/multiracial?
Why is it that EVERY white country is told to end its own race/culture?
No one asks that of -ANY- non-White country.
Immigration/assimilation is FORCED upon ONLY White countries
Anti-whites call themselves “anti-racists” but their actions lead to the elimination of only one race, the White race.
The purpose of “anti-racism” is to genocide White children.
Anti-racist is a code for anti-White

yogi
yogi

There are no term limits on VP, Mr. VP.

MrObvious
MrObvious

He could. But somehow It feels like it would be like Nielsen in Scary Movie 3. 

TaraJeanOlson
TaraJeanOlson

yeah right. America is already looked down upon. I would rather have the cartoon, 'Mickey Mouse'.

Biden is flat dumb

Pia
Pia

He would make a good president. I like Biden alot more than HRC.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@Pia Me too. Cant forget the way that biker stared at him while he was flirting with the biker`s lady. Brave man. Brave.

manlyman
manlyman

@Pia I could give my pet frog a pair of wings but he would still probably bump his a$$ when he landed.

BenjaminNeuells
BenjaminNeuells

@Ohiolib@EdwardWPWW "AryanBrotherhoodRacistSupremacistNaziWhowantstokill6millionjews" is a HATE word used by anti-whites to silence any White person who wants their own people to survive into the future.

As an anti-white, can you explain to everyone why you want a world without White children?

Anti-racist is a codeword for Anti-White.

cooperlewes
cooperlewes

@BenjaminNeuells @Ohiolib @EdwardWPWW Removing the spaces between lots of words doesn't automatically turn them into into one super-word.

For example:

'PsychoRaceConspirayTrollsareJustAnnoyingandShouldLeavetheInternetAlone' is, unfortunately, not a word.