Contrary to reports suggesting Vice President Joe Biden’s wife remains an obstacle to his potential presidential run, sources tell NBC News that Jill Biden is fully behind him for another bid. Jill Biden, sources tell NBC’s Chuck Todd, is 100 percent on-board with a presidential run, despite reports indicating her hesitation is part of what’s keeping Biden from jumping into the race. And that looks more likely by the day, as sources have indicated Biden’s been meeting with Democratic leaders during his travels around the nation over the past week to tell them he wants to do it and thinks there’s room for him to make a credible bid if he does.
Despite his clownish exterior, Biden would make a formidable opponent, especially if the GOP candidate is Jeb “Casper Milquetoast” Bush or, worse, someone like John Kasich. As his debate performance against a surprisingly hapless Paul Ryan showed, the man has neither a decency filter nor a shame gene, and unless the Republican candidate is willing to take him head-on, he could mobilize the Dems’ gimme constituency and attract just enough independents to take advantage of the donkeys’ structural advantage in the Electoral College during presidential election years. Look for him to announce, one way or the other, in the next week or so.