The Case For Joe Biden’s Presidential Run

biden 2I have no way of knowing if the Vice President is getting into the 2016 presidential race. But, as I listen to the banter in Democratic circles, there definitely is something missing.  Maybe, just maybe, Biden can add a necessary ingredient to this cycle.

It’s too late for him to get in and effectively run a successful race.

No, not by a long shot; if Biden were to announce, the speculation would go away almost immediately. It would be as if he’s been in the race all along and he would hit the ground running.

There’s no point in Biden announcing just to split the vote from Hillary or Bernie.

Nonsense. This is America – and it’s still a democracy. We don’t predetermine a candidate’s acumen for the presidency before they have had a chance to throw their hat into the ring. And, we surely shouldn’t depend on media polls and cable news sound bites to decide who is best to run our country for the next four years.

Biden would only be a continuation of Obama’s Administration.

Really? I don’t see it that way but if that were the case would it be so bad? I see Joe Biden as his own man with his own issues. The Obama administration and the Office of the Vice President haven’t always seen eye to eye on every issue. Keep in mind that Biden was way ahead of Obama with same sex marriage.

What gives Biden a reason to run anyway?

Joe Biden is the only candidate who is respected across both sides of the isle. He has worked with Republicans and Democrats, finding common ground along the way, in an effort to enact legislation. Often, he’s been the go between from the White House to Capitol Hill.

There’s really on 40 or so members of Congress who have continually not worked with Biden: the Freedom Caucus. But, then again – they don’t work with anyone on the Hill.

I would like to see Biden run. It would be refreshing to have a president such as him; someone who has known heartache and has paid a heavy price but yet still picked himself up and pushed forward.

That’s the American dream in action – and that’s America.

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About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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