Joe Biden 2016 may seem like a far cry for the vice president who found himself a target while sharing the office with President Obama, but a meeting with Elizabeth Warren may be a sign that he will seek a presidential bid next year.
Rumors of a Biden 2016 run have been circulating for weeks before the meeting with Elizabeth. New York Times reported that Joe has been speaking to donors who heavily backed the Obama campaign recently. Biden’s suspicious moves might be due to unhopeful poll numbers for Hillary Clinton who stands to be his main rival should he run next year. One anonymous former senior Obama administration official told NYT that he has spoken with the current vice-president about the possibility.
“He’s not unrealistic that if she’s able to right the ship here, at this point it’s tough, really tough, to see a lot of Democrats coming off her. On the other hand, the things with the emails and everything else could deteriorate — who knows? So I think he’s figuring he’s got another month or so to see what happens, to sort of put feelers out there.”
CNN‘s Jeff Zeleny reported the information that he had acquired about the Warren-Biden meeting and what that could mean for a possible 2016 collaboration between the two.
“Vice-president Joe Biden… came back to Washington for one single meeting I’m told, and that was with Sen. Elizabeth Warren. She is, of course, the pride of all liberals, the darling of all liberals in the Senate who was urged to run for president herself. She has declined throughout many months, but just the fact that she is meeting with the vice-president certainly raises the question, ‘What are they up to?’ They are talking about his plans to run for president, not hers, but it adds to the level of intrigue about exactly what he is thinking as he continues to way this decision-making process about whether or not he wants to enter this presidential race?”
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