Morning Mix: Biden, 2016?
We haven’t even started the actual primary process for 2012 yet, but hey, why not start talking about 2016, right?
When asked about the rest of his political future while doing a CNN interview, Vice President Joe Biden alluded that he might be considering a presidential run of his own after the Commander in Chief vacates the White House.† According to the Caucus, Biden told his interviewer “My one focus now is getting the president re-elected.”† But when asked about down the road, he stated, ďIíll make up my mind on that later….Weíll find out, you know. Letís get the president re-elected.Ē
But as to whether he has the stamina for running the country once he’s done as Vice President, Biden left no doubt that he’s got plenty of gas left in the tank. “Iím in probably the best shape Iíve been in my life. Iím doing pretty well. Iím enjoying what Iím doing. And as long as I do, Iím going to continue to do it.”
More gas or not, will Biden be too far past his prime to get elected?† The Fix says, “No presidential has ever been elected in their 70s. Ronald Reagan was the oldest, first taking the oath of office when he was 69. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was 72 on Election Day 2008, when he lost to President Obama.”
Biden would be 73.
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