According to MSNBC NEWS Senator Joe Biden (D-Delaware) has announced that he is running for President. He said,
“I am running for president,” he told “Meet the Press” anchor Tim Russert. “I’m going to be Joe Biden, and I’m going to try to be the best Biden I can be. If I can, I got a shot. If I can’t, I lose.”
I don’t know what that means. When I wake up in the morning I rarely say that “I’m going to be the best Biden I can be” before I start my day. It is such a nothing statement and bizarre way to start an election. He doesn’t begin by explaining his vision for the country or even criticizing the Administration for its failures. No. He’s just gonna try to be Biden.
He has about $3.5 million in his campaign account. The exploratory committee will help him raise money and gauge support. He’s already campaigned in early voting states such as New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.
If he is looking at the polls we are (or even his own) he can’t think he’s polling higher than single digits in any of the key states. He is going to have to work very hard to build name recognition. One thing he has going for him that the other candidates do not is he has a long tenure in the Senate which means he can point to many more legislative successes than Obama or HRC, and he can use his committee chairmanship as a platform to get on as many news shows as possible.
What do you think about his chances?