Words cannot explain. Watch as President Obama awards his Vice President, Joe Biden with the highest civilian award, The Medal of Freedom. The Vice President could not contain himself.
The present Vice President of the United States told a crowd in Pennsylvania on Friday, that Trump should count his blessings, ’cause if they were both in high school, he would take the Republican presidential nominee “behind the gym!”
“The press always asks me, ‘don’t I wish I were debating him.’ No, I wish we were in high school—I could take him behind the gym. That’s what I wish,” Biden said, via video from ABC News posted by the Daily Beast.
Biden’s remark came after a impassioned condemnation of Trump’s comments — from a 2005 Access Hollywood hot mic tape that resurfaced recently — that his fame allowed him to touch and kiss women without their consent.
“What a disgusting assertion for anyone to make,” Biden said.
If scared Democrats had done what Biden is recommending now, then things would have turned out much different in the last midterm elections. Remember how that went? Democratic candidates had so many different policies and accomplishments to point to, but instead they ran as far to the right as possible, only to have Democratic voters stay home on election day. And you know how that turned out – when Democrats don’t vote, Republicans win!
The Vice President is cautioning against that mistake for the 2016 elections.
“The best way to win is to run on what we’ve done and what we stand for … and then contrast that to what they are for and what they oppose. We don’t do it nearly enough,” he said.
“I am bullish on the possibilities for the House, as well as the Senate, and I really think the key is: Don’t run away from what you’ve done.”
Biden, who decided against his own run for the White House after a drawn-out process last year, highlighted several Democratic priorities he feels will prove popular on the campaign trail, including expanded worker protections, universal access to pre-kindergarten programs and an increase in the child care tax credit.
He said the Republicans’ legislative wishlist — as defined by the past budgets of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — has given the Democrats plenty of fodder to distinguish the parties’ priorities.
“Paul Ryan’s a lovely guy. He gave us such a gift, he passed the Ryan budget. … You guys don’t have to make anything up. Just say exactly what they’ve done,” Biden said.
“We can make these cases in each of our districts and suit them to our districts. … Because right now in a lot of places Americans are so confused there’s still basically this ‘pox on both your houses’ [sentiment]. We shouldn’t apologize for what we’re for, and we should point out what they’re for.”
The Vice President was interviewed on Monday and said that Bernie Sanders has fought against income inequality for years. The Vice President also said that the income inequality fight is “relatively new” for Hillary Clinton, as she has used her time to focus on “other things.”
“Bernie is speaking to a yearning that is deep and real and he has credibility on it,” Biden said. “And that is the absolute enormous concentration of wealth in a small group of people with the new class now being able to be shown being left out.”
He said Clinton, who is campaigning in Iowa on Tuesday, had not focused on income inequality as long.
“It’s relatively new for Hillary to talk about that,” Biden said. “Hillary’s focus has been other things up to now and that’s been Bernie’s. No one questions Bernie’s authenticity on those issues.”
Why should you have known Biden would decide not to run for President? Well because just days ago, Ed Henry, a Fox News reporter said his sources have confirmed that Joe Biden will run. And as history has shown, Fox News employees are usually wrong on the issues.
Vice President Joe Biden ended months of intense speculation about his political future on Wednesday by announcing he wouldn’t bseek the presidency, abandoning a dream he’s harbored for decades and putting Hillary Clinton in a stronger position to capture the Democratic nomination.
With his wife, Jill, and President Barack Obama at his side in the White House Rose Garden, Biden said the period of grieving his family has endured after the death of his son Beau meant that the window for a successful campaign “has closed.”
Still, Biden positioned himself as a defender of the Obama legacy and made clear he views himself as the best possible successor to the President. In tone, the remarks sounded like the kind of speech defending staunch Democratic values that he might have given had he reached the opposite conclusion.
“While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent,” he said in a speech that highlighted Democratic themes on income inequality along with a call for a national movement to cure cancer. “I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully, to influence as much as I can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation
In an interview published today with America magazine, Vice President Joe Biden once again answers the question on everyone’s mind – are you running for president in 2016.
“I mean, I’ve just got to be certain that if I do this, I’m able to look in the eye and everyone else and say I’m giving all my passion, all my, all my energy and will not be distracted. And secondly, equally as important, the other piece is: Is this moment, is this the best thing for the family as a unit?” Biden said.
Biden remarked that he has known “almost every person” who has made a White House bid since the age of 29, and the decision always hinges on “personal considerations.”
“Your whole family is implicated. Your whole family is engaged. So for us it’s a family decision, and I just have to be comfortable that this will be good for the family,” he explained.
“We’re just not there yet and may not get there in time to make it feasible to be able to run and succeed because there are certain windows that will close. But if that’s it, that’s it. But it’s not like I can rush it. It’s not like it either happens or it doesn’t happen. I know that’s not satisfying to anybody, but people who have been there, I know they understand,” the vice president said.
With Hillary Clinton’s campaign dogged by more and more questions about government emails on her private servers, and the apparent collective decision by the press to turn their backs on Bernie Sanders, many in the Democratic party are starting to look elsewhere for someone, anyone, to run for president. And Biden’s name has come up more than a few times.
Well tonight, while speaking at a synagogue in Atlanta, the Vice President came as close as he possible could in answering the call to run in 2016
“The most relevant factor in my decision is whether my family and I will have the emotional energy to run,” Biden said, according to AJC.com.“Some might think that’s not appropriate. Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say I’m able to devote my whole heart and my whole soul to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate,” he added.“Can I do it? Can my family undertake what is an arduous commitment? … The honest-to-God answer is I just don’t know.”
Sounds like Biden is leaning to a no!