Uh, an unfortunate metaphor, given Biden’s history of aneurysms . . .
Nevertheless, CNN reporter Peter Hamby said there were “heads exploding” in the vice president’s office over a report by the Wall Street Journal that John Podesta, who goes to work at the same Obama White House that Biden does, wants to start “a set of regular conversations among (Hillary Clinton’s) top aides aimed at thinking through a possible run.”
This is heads exploding in the vice president’s office. It’s not just Podesta. Remember Jim Messina, top presidential adviser recently left to advise a Super PAC that will ostensibly be supporting a presidential campaign for Hillary Clinton. That rankled Biden and his allies.
Look, Biden, we don’t know if he wants to run but he is certainly keeping his name in the conversation and I think he just wants a little bit of respect. And this has to really — this really has to stick in his craw, I think.
Does this mean that Obama has chosen Hillary over Biden? I don’t think so. It’s just that Obama’s such a weak executive that the staff is doing whatever it wants. Podesta was Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and, as one of the smartest Democratic political operatives around, he knows that a Biden candidacy is a joke.