Like many conservatives, I’m feeling pretty darn confident (maybe a little too confident) that Hillary Clinton won’t be able to beat many, if not all, of the top remaining Republicans in the race. I didn’t always feel that way, but I do now that the mainstream media has given a little more attention to the whole “this-isn’t-a-big-deal-even-though-I’m-being-investigated-e-mail scandal.” Clinton is in very real trouble. Most voters now associate the word “liar” with Clinton when asked to think of the one word that most epitomizes her, and the proof of her vulnerability is Joe Biden’s interest in running for president. Up until now, he’s done very little to show he’s actually going to run, but he smells blood in the water, and it’s very possible some reasonable (as far as liberals go) Democrat insiders are begging him to get in the race because they know Clinton is on the ropes. If Clinton was running away with this thing, as so many people thought she would (myself included), Biden wouldn’t even be thinking about running … but he is.
So the question now is, is Biden going to run, or not? I don’t know … but several recent reports indicate he’s leaning heavily in that direction. One report in particular, published by CNN, says Biden told a top union official he’s going to run:
“Harold A. Schaitberger, the president of the powerful International Association of Fire Fighters, spoke Friday morning with Vice President Joe Biden, who strongly indicated in the phone conversation that he is planning to run for president, a source familiar with the discussion said.
“The IAFF is one of the most influential labor groups in the U.S. Biden is especially close to labor, which could be a key constituency for him if he seeks the White House.“Schaitberger declined to comment on the call, saying he does not discuss private conversations. But the source said Biden talked about campaign strategy with Schaitberger and indicated a final decision on whether he would run for president is imminent.”
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