Vice President Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spurred new talk today of a Biden 2016 presidential candidacy when she said her husband would be an excellent fit for the job.
“Joe would make a great president,’’ she told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie. “I don’t know whether this is his last campaign. We’re focusing on this campaign and winning this campaign. I take one campaign at a time.’’
Well, if Biden had another campaign in him, it presumably wouldn’t be to run for Senate.
Dr. Biden indicated all is forgiven since the vice president went off script last month and said he backs gay marriage, forcing President Obama to rush the “evolution” of his support for it. But she suggested there was some patching up to do.
“You know, Joe and Barack – they’ve worked this out – it’s fine, you know, Joe speaks from the heart, that’s what he did,” she said.
Dr. Biden suggested the overriding issue of Biden’s last campaign was getting the United States out of Iraq.
“Last time when he ran, I supported him. I wanted us out of Iraq and I felt that Joe would do that, but Barack did it, so everything has worked out,’’ she said.