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America, Are You Ready For… PRESIDENT BIDEN???

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I am. Oh, am I ever.

Jonathan Martin and Amy Chozick, NYT:

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is vacationing on Kiawah Island off South Carolina’s coast, riding bikes and walking the beaches with his family. But on Wednesday night, he called one of his most outspoken political supporters and wrestled with the question looming over his future: Should he run for president?

In the hourlong conversation with Richard A. Harpootlian, the former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, the vice president did not reveal which way he was leaning…

But at the same time, Mr. Biden and those who support him are moving to put the pieces into place for a possible candidacy. The vice president directed Mr. Harpootlian to get in touch with one of his closest political advisers, Mike Donilon, and has been calling other supporters. And he has permitted his advisers to discreetly contact operatives in early nominating states to determine how fast they could organize a campaign.

How fast are they talking about? They might try to “establish a presence at the Iowa State Fair this week.” That fast.

As a fan of comedy, I strongly encourage Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. to enter the race. Just think of all the fun we could have, America!

If Biden wins the nomination, all the people in ’08 who pretended to worry that then-72-year-old John McCain would die in office will now have to root for… a 72-year-old man. Yay!

If Biden wins the nomination, all the people who keep shrieking about a “Republican War on Women,” and who insist that we must put a woman in the Oval Office as long as she’s a Democrat, will be forced to rally behind this:

United States Vice President Biden talks to Stephanie Carter, wife of new US Secretary of Defense in Washingtonbidenjoebidengroping

If Biden wins the nomination, we can look forward to more terrific stuff like this:

“Stand up, Chuck!” He can top that, you know he can. Just give him a chance.

And of course, if Biden wins the nomination, all the people who’ve spent the better part of a decade congratulating themselves on electing a brilliant, youthful black man will be forced to sing the praises of yet another dumb old white guy.

Oh, and this is also a huge sign of how weak Hillary Clinton’s campaign really is, if you care about that sort of thing.

I think I speak for everybody who makes a living by pointing and laughing at Democrats when I say: Jump in, Joe!