The media fawning over Joe Biden and the possibility of a presidential run in 2020 has already begun.
The Vice President was at an event in D.C. on Monday night when he was questioned by a group of reporters about his plans for the future. Biden commented (seemingly off-handedly) that he was planning to run for President come 2020. The group had a good collective laugh before the reporters decided to get serious and ask Biden if he was just kidding…
Enjoy all of the sycophantic banter below:
“Every time I come up here, I feel invigorated,” he said. “I love this place. I mean, this is, this is, where I spent my life.”
“Are you going to run again?” CNN producer Ted Barrett asked.
“Yeah, I am,” Biden, 74, replied. “I’m going to run in 2020.”
“For what?” Associated Press reporter Alan Fram asked.
“For president,” he said, deadpan. “What the hell, man.”
NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell warned him: “We’re gonna run with that sir, you know.”
Later, Fram followed up with Biden: “Just to be clear, were you kidding about running for president in 2020?”
Biden paused and laid his hand on a Washington Post reporter’s shoulder.
“I’m not committing not to run,” he said. “I’m not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago fate has a strange way of intervening. Anyway, nice to see you guys.”
You can bet that the media will be waiting with bated breath for Biden to make his final decision about 2020. The one thing we can always count on with the mainstream media is the level of religious fervor that they apply to any serious Democrat contender for national office; just look at how they’ve treated the Democrats most recent presidential contenders (Obama, Clinton, Sanders).