Joe Biden Deserves Respect

06 November 2013 |permalink | email article

As Mark Halperin and John Heilemann write in their new book, “Double Down,” Joe Biden worried that he would be cast as the buffoon, calling it the “Uncle Joe Syndrome,” and he confronted the president about it at a weekly lunch. As Maureen Dowd noted, it is fair to say that Biden has not been given the respect he deserves in the White House. It’s the story of the ultimate team player who has not been treated that way himself. Biden has bent over backward to put the president in a good light, even as the president and Obamaworld have bent over backward to treat Hillary like the rightful successor to Obama. They say loyalty is its own reward, and in the case of Biden, it will have to be, said a key Clinton aid.

Bill Daley, Obama’s former chief of staff, acknowledged last week that he had pushed a poll to see if Biden should be dumped from the 2012 ticket and replaced by Hillary Clinton , something he never told Biden. He was Biden’s national political director in his ‘88 presidential bid. Biden loyalists believe that Daley added insult by dishing to the “Double Down” authors. One Biden loyalist asked, “How does Bill Daley get out of bed very morning?” I believe that Biden will run for president in 2016, announcing his candidacy far in advance of Clinton.



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