"Joe Biden Is Probably Running for President," runs the first half of this Christian Britschgi headline from two weeks ago. "He's Got a Lot of Baggage."
Does he ever.
A good rule of thumb is that you don't want to pre-launch your presidential campaign with Associated Press headlines about how you "never meant to make women feel uncomfortable," but that's where the former vice president and longtime U.S. senator from Delaware finds himself this week. But let's not sleep on a decades-long career of not just talking real funny about Others and plagiarizing a dog's breakfast of material, but also backing some of the worst federal policies the late 20th century Democratic Party could concoct. Or so argue Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and yours truly on today's Editors' Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast.
Also up for discussion: President Donald Trump's potentially calamitous threat to close the southern border, Mark Zuckerburg's potentially calamitous suggestions for regulating the internet, and Peter Suderman's definitely calamitous obsession with Blade Runner.
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Relevant links from the show:
"Joe Biden Is Probably Running for President. He's Got a Lot of Baggage," by Christian Britschgi
"Creepy Joe Biden: A Living Argument for Keeping Politicians on a Leash," by J.D. Tuccille
"Rather Than Running for President, Maybe Joe Biden Should Just Launch an Apology Tour," by Scott Shackford
"Joe Biden is So Much of What's Wrong With the Democratic Party," by Ed Krayewski
"Just How Bad Would Joe Biden Be as President? Really F*cking Bad," by Nick Gillespie
"Joe Biden Remains Anti-Legalization: I'm the Guy Who Gave You a Drug Czar," by Ed Krayewski
"Law Championed by Joe Biden Leads to More Ecstasy Deaths," by Ed Krayewski
"Q: Why did Obama Pick VP To Take Lead in Picking New Supreme Court Justice? A: Biden May Be a Rule-Breaker Who Stands Up While Riding on Amtrak, Lies About Where He Eats Breakfast, Cheated in College, and Plagiarizes Nearly Every Time He Opens His Yap…," by Nick Gillespie
"Reason.tv Salutes Joe Biden, Real Man of Genius," by Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, and Reason TV
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