The PJ Tatler

Ready for Biden? He's Getting Ready for You

Smelling blood in the water, Joe Biden is ready to throw his hat into the ring:

A political adviser of Joe Biden has revealed is ’90 percent in’ when it comes for his decision to run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden’s advisers told ABC News that ‘his political team has been ramping up in recent days, entering what they call a more active phase’, according to the program This Week.

‘In camp Biden, there are discussions about fundraising and launching a political action committee, and while the vice president himself hasn’t authorized any of these moves, one adviser tells ABC News he believes Biden is 90 percent in,’ Cecilia Vega reported Sunday. Biden, 72, has said publicly he would make a decision at the end of the summer, and the vice president was largely inspired toward the move by his late son, Beau Biden, who died in May from brain cancer.

In case you missed it, Maureen Dowd devoted her Sunday column to floating the story as well.

Many Democrats fret that she seems more impatient than hungry, more cautious than charismatic. They are increasingly concerned that, aside from the very liberal Bernie Sanders, who could be approaching his ceiling in the early states, there is no backup if something blows up…

Joe Biden is also talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in. The 72-year-old vice president has been having meetings at his Washington residence to explore the idea of taking on Hillary in Iowa and New Hampshire. He gets along with Hillary and has always been respectful of the Democratic Party’s desire to make more history by putting the first woman in the Oval Office. But going through the crucible of the loss of his oldest son, Beau, to brain cancer made the vice president consider the quest again.

Only a matter of time, especially as Hillary’s woes mount.