(Thomas Mitchell) – If you, like me, flipped on the radio while driving north on Buffalo Drive from a morning appointment and caught Joe Biden speaking in the Rose Garden talking about the country needing a “moon shot” to cure cancer and the need for compromise and the need to end hate and create equality, you were probably thinking: Well, now the Dems have a race, too.
It was not until the Fox News announcer came on and said those who dialed in during the speech probably thought they were hearing an announcement of Biden’s 2016 presidential bid, but they had missed his opening paragraphs in each he said he is not running.
“Unfortunately, I believe we’re out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. But while I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent. I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully, to influence as much as I can where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation,” Biden said.
Darn, could’ve used a real contest in both major parties.
But from listening the speech, it sure sounds like he was setting himself up as the party savior if Hillary gets indicted.
Mr. Mitchell publishes the 4TH ST8 Blog at www.4thst8.wordpress.com.
The column was originally published in Mr. Mitchell’s blog.