Ed Driscoll

Biden: 'The Past Six Years Have Been Really, Really Hard For This Country'

The Biden 2016 campaign is certainly steaming along nicely, no?

At an event this morning, Vice President Joe Biden told Democrats that, “To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country.”

“And they’ve been really tough for our party. Just ask [former DCCC chair] Steve [Israel]. They’ve been really tough for our party. And together we made some really, really tough decisions — decisions that weren’t at all popular, hard to explain,” said Biden.

At the end of 2000 election, Slate noted, “In the wake of a successful centrist presidency and the best economy in memory, Gore adopted an angry populism as the tone of his campaign. Michael Kinsley aptly characterized this stance as ‘You’ve never had it so good, and I’m mad as hell about it.'”

Biden has reversed this formula: “To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country. And they’ve been really tough for our party.” So vote for me for four more years!

As for where things stand with the suddenly Romney-less GOP field, Tom Blumer has you covered over at the PJM homepage, along with one of my Photoshops for “George Stephanopoulos, Democrat Sniper.”

Related: Tanned, rested, and ready!