Joe Biden is joking about running for president in 2016.
At a Sarasota, Florida restaurant called 400 Station Wednesday, a customer asked the vice president to speak to her Republican brother. Biden took the phone from the customer and talked to the brother about the health insurance law. After a bit of conversation, Biden said:
“Well look, I’m not trying to talk you into voting for me, I just wanted to say hi to you, okay? And after it’s all over when your insurance rates go down then you’ll vote for me in 2016. I’ll talk to you later.”
Biden’s campaign declined to comment on the remark, and did not clarify his plans for 2016.
Biden has run for president twice before, in 1988 and 2008. He didn’t receive his party’s nomination either time.
The vice president also visited Ocala Wednesday, and blasted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan over Medicare and tax breaks for the wealthy. He also said that Romney didn’t offer a clear answer to the question of whether women deserve the same pay as men.
Biden said, “At the debate, when he was asked whether he supports equal pay for equal work, he starts talking about binders. Binders. Holy moly. I hope he kept some of those binders.”
Biden also said the rich get $1 trillion a year in tax breaks, and that $500 billion of that money goes to just 125,000 families that earn over $1 million a year.
“Wealthy people are just as patriotic as poor people, but they do not need those tax breaks,” Biden said.