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Mon Aug 17, 2015, 02:26 AM

Boxing out Biden [View all]

Source: Politico

At fundraiser, Clinton and Obama supporters revel in unity and hope the vice president will take a pass.

EDGARTOWN, Mass. – As Joe Biden considers a possible run for president, the donors he’d need to be viable appear to be ruling him out....Clinton-Obama unity — not Biden’s decision — was the theme of the weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. The Obamas are currently on vacation on the island, where Bill and Hillary Clinton spent most summers during his two terms. Obama and the former president played golf on Saturday morning and toasted their mutual longtime friend Vernon Jordan at his 80th birthday party that evening.
On Sunday, ... Obama vacation regulars, like private equity investor and golf buddy Glenn Hutchins, mingled over one-bite BLTs and chicken sausages, with the likes of Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s national security adviser.


While there was some hand-wringing about Bernie Sanders’ rise on Sunday, there’s zero appetite to see the vice president offer himself as another alternative, said Rob Liberatore, who as a former aide to the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) has known Biden for more than 30 years.... “I would be surprised if he decided to run, unless something happened to Hillary, something health-wise or who knows what,” said Liberatore.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/boxing-out-joe-biden-121413.html?hp=t2_r

I am a skeptic of the Biden may run talk. I think it is mostly lazy media trying to manufacture a story line and partly Republican shit stirring.

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