February 7th, 2014
03:12 PM ET
11 months ago

Parsing Biden's words: If Hillary runs, he won't

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden sounded like someone who wants to be President when he spoke to CNN's "New Day" on Friday.

He talked about America's potential and its role as a global leader, as well as his commitment to helping the middle class. He never mentioned the overwhelming early favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination - former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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  1. smith

    Sorry Joe Biden but you don`t fit in with the party anymore.

    February 7, 2014 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    I'm so sick of hearing about 2016. I'm sick of hearing about polls and who's winning. Didn't you guys learn your lesson in 2012 running around geeking wittle Mittens up? You actually had him believing he would win. I still remember him smirking while saying, "when I'm President". Dude was so overly confident that he didn't even write a concession speech. Talk about arrogance.

    Oh but the look of anguish on Queen Anne's face was a sight for sore eyes.......

    February 7, 2014 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Awwwwwww.... come on, Joe.... GO FOR IT!!!!! You're the man!!!! The man of the hour... the man with the power... too sweet to be sour! Run, Joe, Run!!!!!

    February 7, 2014 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Bill from GA

    I would have somewhat supported Ol Joe, until I read his comments about not for pushing marijuana legalization on the federal level. I can't support anyone who is OK with arresting 750,000 Americans yearly for no good reason.

    If he is ignorant of the effects of pot, compared to alcohol, he should hop in his Vette with his pretty wife and go to Colorado for a little research. (OK, just fly out there.)

    A Free Country doesn't arrest people unless it has to.

    I wonder who will the Independent Party Candidate in 2016.

    In other words,"None of the Above".

    February 7, 2014 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. The Republican Party Is Dead To Me

    If Hillary runs, he doesn't need to.

    February 7, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  6. CryBabies

    Between the two, I think Biden is the honest one. I think alot of people think the same way.

    February 7, 2014 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  7. tom l

    Sniffit,
    I had no idea that repubs were against unemployment "benefits" until I read the headline from this conservative leaning, democrat hating site. Not only that, they're now referred to as "benefits" and not "insurance". See how they did that? How about how CNN defines "overwhelming" as 54% like they did yesterday? Or how about the narrative about how repubs all hate each other now? I have more examples for this conservative , fox lite, site if you would like.

    February 7, 2014 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    We love you, Joe.
    Please tell FBI that calls are coming from1866-978-5506 threatening in our towns saying IRS fraud catcher asking us to pay immediately, scam calls. Nab these idiots.

    February 7, 2014 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Tom

    Biden's age is a problem regardless of whether Hillary runs. But the current popularity of Clinton does create issues for Democrats - will there be a real Democratic primary race or just a coronation of Hillary with some token challengers? The last thing Democrats need is a brutal primary with a bunch of challengers bashing Clinton to score points in the polls. On the other hand, Clinton without any serious opposition makes it look like the game is fixed. Also, let's not forget the 2016 election is still two years away. The top issues on voters minds haven't been established yet. As those issues solidify, it could help or hurt Clinton. I keep thinking about Rudy Giuliani back in 2008 - he thought he had a strong position with his post- 9/11 "keep America safe" message. But then the economy tanked and so did interest in Rudy as a presidential candidate.

    February 7, 2014 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. Barb

    With Obama acting like a dictator and the Democrats making 2016 a "Hillary Win" we are now not the America
    that lets us think four ourselves and let us decide who will be candidates – not the media, not super pac, not all
    the liberals – it sounds like we are in another country who has no choices to make. Wake up out there – we are
    a bunch of dummies or maybe are!!!!

    February 7, 2014 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. The Elephant in the Room

    The Democrats need to concern themselves less with individual personalities and work more on BRANDING the GOP in the eyes of new, more engaged voters. If they win those heartss and minds, the Reuplicans wont win national political office for DECADES. The Dems should use the Republican Party`s own words to posion the GOP in the cerebral cortex of gays, latinos, women, asians, "working-class" white males etc. "Trickle down economics" [aka biasing tax cuts for the affluent] DIRECTLY has shifted financial burdens onto the backs of "lunch pail" carrying voters in KY, WVA, PA,TN, NC,SC,GA.MO, etc. Let Joe Biden carry that history lesson forward to warn future generations of their parents folly in supporting the GOP.

    February 7, 2014 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  12. Name. Gonemad3x

    Maybe without joe the democrats could fine another woman for V.P

    February 7, 2014 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  13. Ol' Yeller

    "With Obama acting like a dictator ..."

    The right wing lunacy continues.... I assume this rube is talking about the (gulp, gasp) executive orders put forth by Obama to try and move the country forward despite the republicant's insistence on standing on the brakes.
    bush and reagan both had way more executive orders than Obama... but then again, they weren't black, now were they?

    Then again, after reading the whole post again, I realize 'Barb' might be an enchilada short of a combination meal...
    but most righties these days are.

    February 7, 2014 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |