Tag Archives: Joe Biden


Biden: We Are Battling for the Nation’s Soul

“If it wasn’t clear before, it’s clear now: We are living through a battle for the soul of this nation.”

— Former Vice President Joe Biden, writing in The Atlantic.


Biden Chides Trump on Public Television

Grow up, Donald. Grow up. Time to be an adult. You’re president. You’ve got to do something. Show us what you have.

— Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview on PBS, criticizing Donald Trump’s attacks on the U.S. intelligence community and his grasp of health care policy.


Biden’s Excellent Ted Cruz Joke

An inspiration to every kid in America who worries that he’ll never be able to run for president because nobody likes him. He’s running. And look, I told Barack, if you really, really want to remake the Supreme Court, nominate Cruz. Before you know it, you’ll have eight vacancies.

The Washington Post reports Vice President Joe Biden poked fun at Sen. Ted Cruz as the Gridiron Dinner.


Biden Says Trump Could Be Nominee, but Not President

I think it is very possible he could be nominated and depending on how this all plays out. I would take him seriously in terms of being able to win because he’s appealing to fear.

— Vice President Joe Biden, asserting that Donald Trump could end up clinching the Republican nomination, while adding that he “would be surprised” if Trump got elected, Politico reports.


Biden Bashes Homophobes

There’s homophobes still left. Most of them are running for president, I think.

— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by The Hill.


Biden Edges Past Sanders in Latest Poll


Vice President Joe Biden’s share in the latest Bloomberg poll, which finds hime edging Sen. Bernie Sanders, with 24%, in the race for second to Hillary Clinton, who continues to lead the Democratic presidential field with just 33%.


Biden Says His Wife Wants Him to Run for President

Jill wants me to run.

— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by Politico, telling a friend that his wife wants him to run for president in 2016.


Trump Ahead of All Dems Nationally

45% to 40%

Donald Trump’s (R) lead over Hillary Clinton (D) nationally, according to a new Survey USA poll. Trump also leads Bernie Sanders, 44% to 40%, and tops Joe Biden, 44% to 42%.


Clinton Holds Huge Lead in Iowa


Hillary Clinton’s dominating lead over the Democratic field, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 20%, Vice President Joe Biden at 11% and Martin O’Malley at 4%, according to a new Suffolk University poll in Iowa.


Biden Beats Clinton on Authenticity

What Biden is, even to those who dismiss him as slightly doddering and in over his head, is as real and authentic as they come…With Biden, you get the politically incorrect verbal lapses, the Veep-like comedic value. But you also get warmth and authenticity and a handshake that means something. … Clinton’s pitch is pretty much the polar opposite…Clinton’s first TV ad, released this week, tried to humanize her a bit by having her talk straight to camera about her mother…But Siri sounds more spontaneous when she’s finding me a gas station. Clinton’s team should probably take a moment to survey the wreckage of recent presidential campaigns that seemed immensely promising until the candidates themselves showed up and ruined everything. Al Gore, John Kerry, Mitt Romney and, yes, Hillary Clinton circa 2008 — all of them met the moment perfectly in terms of résumé and experience but lost to candidates who seemed more authentically themselves.

Matt Bai