As the latest example of the apparent contradiction between Biden the everyman and Biden the blindly ambitious pol, look no further than Jason Zengerle's highly enjoyable interview with him in the latest edition of New York. The Q&A has some of the typical Biden trademarks that people profess to find attractive: There's a story about having some dubious bit of Senate wisdom passed down to him by an old hand. It's never appropriate to question their motive, because you simply don't know what their motive is.") There's clichéd wisdom he delivers as if it's his own insight. There is his Trump-like faith in his own ability to negotiate, particularly with former colleagues on the Hill.
Ravin Hassan and Milena Michael already had the ideal Joe Biden decoration hanging in their kitchen: a huge print of that internet-approved throwback photo. Now, that print is even better -- not only has it been signed by Joe Biden, it has also been blessed with a Joe Biden joke. According to BuzzFeed News, the two George Mason university students asked Biden to sign the poster after his talk Wednesday at an "It's On Us" event. Unsurprisingly, he was happy to oblige -- and added that the photo was taken just before he met his wife. And, as he quipped, "back when [he] had hair."
Rosie O'Donnell is apparently not on board with a potential White House run from former Vice President Joe Biden. The comedian – an avid longtime critic of President Trump – made her feelings clear in a tweet Tuesday that her opposition stems from the 76-year-old Democrat's age. "joe biden is too old to run for president," she wrote. Biden has not yet said whether he'll be launching a campaign. But he did drop a hint on Tuesday that he'd likely make an announcement in the coming weeks.
Clinton's struggles with the white working class, culminating in her shock losses in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, have led some to wonder if Biden, long noted for his working and middle class appeal, would have fared better against Donald Trump, now president-elect. Biden has previously said he regrets not running in 2016 "every day" and has already refused to rule out running in 2020, even declaring he would, before saying the remark was a joke.