It’s looking increasingly like Vice President Biden is going to jump into the race.
Nothing’s for sure, of course. He is genuinely still grieving over the death of his son Beau. But I think it’s better than 50-50 now that he gets in. And that’s how Beau would have wanted it.
Biden is doing an event in South Florida today, where the campaign money is; he will be appearing at a Labor Day event Monday with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; and he will appear on Steve Colbert’s new Late Show next week. These are things presidential candidates do, not grieving old men.
Meantime, according to a new Reuters poll, more than 38 percent say they would want Biden to be the Democratic standard bearer if it looked like Hillary Clinton would lose to a Republican. Thirty percent said they would prefer Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Here’s a pretty good montage from PoliZette of Biden gaffes, to celebrate the possibly Biden entry.