You know, something tells us this is not the way President Obama wanted to announce it, but according to some comments Joe Biden blurted out at the end of an interview with the New York Times, he and Barry are running for re-election! So, we guess, the 2012 presidential election has already more than begun, before the midterms are even over? Those things seem to come earlier and earlier every year, like Christmas decorations at the local giant chain store, or layoffs at the local giant chain store. Also revealed in this Tiger Beat profile: political fossil Walter Mondale doesn’t think it’s a good idea to have a black president going around campaigning for Democrats.
“I tell you what, there’s real trust, that’s why he’s asked me to run again,” Mr. Biden said Monday, dropping this tidbit at the end of a 40-minute conversation, just before he dashed off to his third fund-raiser of the day. “Look, he said, ‘We’re going to run together, are you going to run?’ I said, ‘Of course, you want me to run with you, I’m happy to run with you.’”
No, Joe Biden will not have to think about it. Of course Joe Biden will run. He probably wet himself just thinking about it. Or rather, Biden wet the bed just thinking about it, because Obama may actually be too busy with the midterms and having an actual job to start talking about 2012 with Biden, so this is probably just a dream Biden had. “We’re going to run together, are you going to run?” blackily rapped Obama, dressed as a New Kid on the Block, as Biden gave it to 50 chicks simultaneously.
And here’s your grandpa, Walter Mondale:
“He’s the one everybody wants — every candidate out there, when you ask them, ‘What can I do for you?’ they say, ‘Can you get Joe Biden?’ ” said former Vice President Walter Mondale, who appeared recently with Mr. Biden at a rally for Mark Dayton, the Democratic candidate for governor in Minnesota. “He seems to understand working people, he’s got the ethnic background, he puts a lot of emphasis on his faith and his family, and people are comfortable with him.”
Yes, Biden’s got that rare white ethnic background the country is looking for. What a tremendous asset Biden is, like Mondale himself. [NYT]