Joe Biden

Are You Ready for President Joe Biden?

The Draft Biden 2016 campaign begins.

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A group that says it was founded by "former staffers and campaign veterans" has launched the Draft Biden 2016 campaign. Who better than Biden to run for president?, the group asks. "A fixture in American politics for over 40 years," the press release breathlessly reads, "Vice President Biden's status as an experienced statesmen, coalition builder, and productive public official lend him credibility enjoyed by few presidential candidates."

Joe Biden's the ultimate benchwarmer of sorts. Their words:

"There's talk about how weak the Democratic bench is supposed to be in 2016. We don't have a weak bench. We just need to get the best people into the race and one of the very best is Vice President Biden." says Will Pierce, Organizing Director of Draft Joe Biden. "Just take a look at the polls. Voters are tired of dynasties in American politics, and certainly want an election instead of a coronation. The House of Bush and the House of Clinton have had their run, and looking towards the future, Vice President Joe Biden is uniquely suited to tackle the issues America will face over the next decade".

Joe Biden has been in Washington since 1973, serving as a city councilman in New Castle, Delaware, before being elected to the Senate. Uniquely suited to tackle the issues America will face over the next decade? Between the 36 years in the Senate and seven in the Naval Observatory, there are few issues Biden hasn't had a hand in fouling up. He voted for the war in Iraq, even though he might've known better. He's been at the forefront of escalating the war on drugs. He's the president of the Amtrak fan club. He may even end up being the noun-verb-bin Laden guy.

Any problem the candidates vying for the White House in 2016 will frame as something Washington needs to fix will be a problem Joe Biden's had five decades to "fix," from domestic to foreign policy. The only plus side to a Biden presidency would be the Onion character's elevation.

See the tribute to Biden at run Biden run.

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  1. Imagine if Nixon had somehow survived Watergate and the Republicans were so desperate for a nominee in 1976 there was a draft Spirow Agnew campaign. That is about how desperate the condition of the Democratic Party is these days.

    1. Biden wouldn’t be any worse than Ford.

      1. I have always liked Jerry Ford.

        Really the last President who didn’t think occupying the Oval Office was equivalent to the Mandate of Heaven.

      2. Maybe, but certainly he couldn’t be any worse than what we have.

    2. Clinton just needs a “respectable” opponent to “challenge” her in the Dem primary. Everybody already knows it’s her turn, but they also know that getting challenged in the primary helps your chances in the general.

      1. It is well understood by any of Hillary’s prospective opponents that they would essentially be her dance partner. she’s not the type who can look good jigging all alone in the middle of the disco.

        1. Oh fuck – that visual…..

          I CAN’T GET IT OUTTA MY HEAD!!!!!!

          *frantically searches for trusty Glock*

    3. That is about how desperate the condition of the Democratic Party is these days.

      At this point it doesn’t matter who (or what) the Democratic Party runs as a presidential candidate. A can of D-stamped potato soup could handily stomp most of the current Republican frontrunners.

      1. Sure. Just like their was going to be a Democratic Majority for a generation after the 08 elections. How is that working out?

        I for the life of me can’t understand that talking point. The country swings back and forth between parties in the White House and has for over a hundred years. Why Obama winning two elections, neither by a landslide, means Democrats will forever win the White House is beyond me. The Republicans will probably win in 16 and almost certainly win in 20 if they don’t win in 16 for no other reason than it will be their turn.

        1. I for the life of me can’t understand that talking point

          DEMOGRAFIXZ!! BIG BLUE WALL!!

        2. I for the life of me can’t understand that talking point.

          It has to do w/ the GOP’s apparent ineptitude at fielding viable presidential candidates?i.e., there’s a ‘crisis of leadership’ present in both parties. With the GOP at a distinct disadvantage given a hostile media that won’t polish their turds for them.

          They’ll end up nominating Jeb Bush?or even worse, some awful SoCon Huckatorum Frankenstein. And that’ll open the door for 8 years of Hillary.

        3. John — You say, “The Republicans will probably win in 16 and almost certainly win in 20 if they don’t win in 16 for no other reason than it will be their turn.”

          If the dems win in 2016 they will almost certainly win again in 2020 for no other reason than most presidents get reelected.

          Your point about the country swinging back and forth between parties is over with. The dems have the main stream media on their side, the unions, the bureaucrats, the 47% of the population receiving entitlements, the stupid youth vote, the influential Hollywood elite, 90% of The black vote (another stupid section of the electorate), the Latino vote and academia.

          IT’S ALL OVER FOLKS! And the socialists have won.

          1. “The black vote (another stupid section of the electorate)”

            Wow.

      2. “A fixture in American politics for over 40 years,” that should be an automatic dis-qualifier

        1. “A fixture in American politics for over 40 years,”

          That brought up the image of a ‘bathroom fixture’…
          Thank you SO much for that…

    4. Come to think of it, Nixon would be a pretty good candidate for the Democrats.

  2. Do I have the option of not having any ruler?

    1. +1 Iron Web

    2. Sure. You could always move to Mars, or start seasteading. I bet if you moved to northern Alaska and kept to yourself you would be mostly left alone.

  3. Amtrak fan club!

    Where do I sign up?

    What are the membership fees?

    1. You should know, you’re paying them.

      1. Was just waiting for that!

  4. All it needs is a good slogan:

    Biden 2016: For the Lulz!

    Biden 2016: It’s a Big Fucking Deal!

    Biden 2016: A Shotgun on Every Porch

    1. Biden 2016: A Plug in Every Scalp

    2. Biden 2016: A hands-on (your wife) approach

    3. Biden 2016: Stand Up for Joe!

    4. Biden 2016: A tongue in your ear

    5. Biden 2016: What Difference, At This Point, Does It Make?

    6. Biden 2016: God Love Ya, Joe!

    7. Biden 2016: A chance for Gary Johnson!

    8. Biden 2016: Never mind he’s a white male

  5. Mullet? Check
    Camaro? Check
    Lobotomy? Check

    I’m ready now.

  6. “Voters are tired of dynasties in American politics”

    Is that why Biden’s son served as Attorney-General of Delaware? Or did they hope the lazy-ass media would be too dumb or partisan to bring it up?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau_Biden

  7. Hell yeah! *revs up ’77 Trans Am*

  8. Ex-Wife/Creepy Uncle 2016!

    1. His turn in the barrel, yes.

    2. Poor Joe….always a Presidentsmaid never a President.

  9. I hear he’s got the “touchy feely” stuff down.

  10. Seriously,is there any Democrat on their bench who has been a competent executive on the state level, not a supporter of crony capitalism or in thrall to war mongering and who actually believes in constitutionally-protected individual rights? But I guess such a Democrat has not been able to rise above being the minority member mandated on some borough council in
    Dumbfug, Indiana.

    1. What about Grover Cleveland? Maybe they could dig him up.

    2. The only Democrat I can think of who appears to have any semblance of a moral code is Kucinich, but since he’s not telegenic and has no victim status cards, the media would bury him.

      -jcr

  11. He’s like our own national Shemp.

    1. Good band name.

      1. Welcome to the stage… NATIONAL SHEMP!!!!

  12. Dunno who posted it first but it bears reposting:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIdKIM2btoA

    1. The ONLY thing I like about Biden – him in this duet…

      1. I think that is one of their best videos.

  13. Do it for the lulz.

    1. I’m going to donate.

      1. If he wins the nomination I will totally vote for him. The fucking lulz will be epic. It’ll be years, no decades, of source material for the comedian industry.

  14. What kind of lunatic would contribute to his campaign? His chances of beating Clinton or any other qualified (or intelligent or nonsenile) Dem is essentially zero. It’d be like throwing money in the toilet.

    It’d be almost as crazy as contributing money to a Libertarian candidate.

    1. It seems like everyone forgot that he ran in 2008 and was either the first or second out during primary season with almost zero votes.

      1. Yeah, but Biden is worse than Clinton? By what measure? Neither should be within an astronomical unit of public office, let alone the White House. Jesus, why are we accepting these ridiculous candidates? Not just the left and the media, but everyone? We should be mocking the shit out of the Democrats for running idiots, incompetents, and openly corrupt people like these. Unbelievable what the new normal is.

        1. “We should be mocking the shit out of the Democrats for running idiots, incompetents, and openly corrupt people like these.”

          Uh. Pro Lib. Did you check out the Garcia thread? It appears there is no idiocy beyond the reach of the Top Men.

          Do you have any plans if it’s Biden or Clinton vs Huckabee or Santorum in 2016?

          1. Do you have any plans if it’s Biden or Clinton vs Huckabee or Santorum in 2016?

            Not watching TV for 6 months and/or drinking heavily.

          2. Well, I didn’t apply to a backup country, because I was told the U.S. was the best.

            1. Hmm, I still have my Australian citizenship and I’m pretty sure I can get a NZ passport.

        2. “Neither should be within an astronomical unit of public office”

          And I would walk 93 million miles and I would walk 93 million more just to beeee the man who walked 93 million miles before being tackled by Secret Service at the White House door

    2. Just checked Wikipedia: he pulled out the day after the Iowa primary having garnered 1% of the vote. He also declared this would be his last presidential campaign.

      1. “He also declared this would be his last presidential campaign”

        Any politician’s declaration that it would be his ‘last presidential campaign’ (other than one disbarred by the 22nd amendment), should be taken as seriously as a Barbara Stiesand ‘Farewell Tour.’

    3. What kind of lunatic would contribute to his campaign?

      Me, although I view it more as paying for my entertainment.

    4. What kind of lunatic would contribute to his campaign?

      The kind of lunatic that wants to give money to a potential President, for the cronyism.

  15. ROFLMAO. Yes, please. Run Joe, run!

  16. “A fixture in American politics for over 40 years,”

    just like a West Wing urinal.

  17. The lesser of two evils: Biden vs Clinton

    1. I think you mean “The evil of two lessers.”

      1. Great debate question:

        Moderator: I’d like the candidates to tell me whether they think this campaign is between the lesser of two evils, or the evil of two lessers. Mr. Biden?

        1. Nice.

  18. PLEASE let him run! I hope he and Pat Robertson end up being candidates. The hilarity that would ensue would be comedy gold.

  19. Biden/Bruenig 2016. I’d almost feel sorry for her. But not enough to stop laughing.

  20. I am all for Biden to be President in 2015. And don’t really care how ge would get there. As for Biden after 2016? Not so much.

  21. I think he should run, it would mean fewer Democrats at the polls.

  22. Just more proof that if Hillary does not run, Democrats have no one. Biden, Warren, O’Malley, and the rest are so out of touch with the general population, they do not have a prayer. Biden eliminated any chance of very being President when he accepted the VP slot on the Obama ticket. He may be “Everday” Joe, but his frequent verbal gaffes are not how Americans want the President to be seen.

    1. All they gotta do is nominate a “Who?” Just someone w no negatives. Doesn’t matter if nobody’s ever heard of hir.

  23. A group that says it was founded by “former staffers and campaign veterans” has launched the Draft Biden 2016 campaign.

    That sounds like a great idea. Your 2016 Democratic debates, featuring Hillary (68), Firebird Joe (73), Pocahontas (66), and, to inject some fresh blood into the mix, Ralph (82) Nader. Maybe they can get Chomsky to participate to really get that Jon Stewart crowd excited about a dope, fresh candidate to appeal to those kids in their VW buses.

    Shit like this is how you end up with a back-bench, first-term senator getting elected president.

  24. I’ve come to the conclusion that NOBODY is qualified to be president. With that in mind, at least Biden would provide comic relief. I may even vote for him.

  25. The link to the Onion bio was definitely entertaining, thanks for that.

  26. If Joe Biden is elected president, that will only:

    A: Prolong Obama’s Marxist agenda

    …..&

    2: Give Saturday Night Live a MUCH more hilarious script.

  27. Yes, but only if Ronald McDonald is the running mate

  28. for some read I thought it said Daft Joe Biden.

    I almost want to see him win just to see the numpty they put as VP just to keep him from being ended.

    A president Biden has no choice but to be entertaining and terrifyingly f’cked up.

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  30. If Biden were the only candidate on the ballot, he would still come in second, every body else would stay home except his wife and she would vote for Ed Grimley..twice.

  31. To be fair, there’s something to be said for having a president who is too fucking stupid to get anything done at all.

    -jcr

  32. To Reason:

    Hey, you have some sort of hostile re-directing bot infecting your site. I got sent to The Onion’s website. That’s the only place I could imaging anyone claiming there was a ‘draft Joe Biden’ movement.

  33. hahahaha And he’s a bit of a creepy womanizer, and if he runs it’s likely to be either him or Hilary winning the primary. Either way it’s going to be Clinton #2 vs whoever.

  34. hahahaha And he’s a bit of a creepy womanizer, and if he runs it’s likely to be either him or Hilary winning the primary. Either way it’s going to be Clinton #2 vs whoever.

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