Asia Biden Trip "Reinforces Notion" of Why Biden Was Chosen as VP, Longtime Aide Says

Looking to 2016 and being taken seriously


Vice President Joe Biden faces a very delicate task this week as he makes a diplomatic visit to East Asia in hopes of turning down the volume on an increasingly noisy territorial tug of war.

The spotlight also provides Biden with an opportunity to remind people why Barack Obama chose him as his running mate and to tout his strong suit as he's mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2016.