Run, Joe, Run!

Oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please let Joe run:

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be the keynote speaker at Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry fund-raiser next month, a signature political event that often showcases as featured speakers those aspiring to be president.

Mr. Biden will speak after Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, according to a person familiar with the plans. Mr. Biden’s attendance is a sign, Democratic officials here say, that he wants Iowa voters to know he is very much considering another White House bid in 2016.


Having Biden in the race is like having your dessert first with dinner — a lovely treat, although you certainly wouldn’t want to make a habit of it.

And by the time the 2016 race begins in earnest, Biden will be 73 years old. I’m not hoping he falls in the shower or anything like that, but there’s a slim chance by then he’ll be even more gaffetastic, if you can imagine such a thing.

So I’m just going to go ahead and order the double death-by-chocolate cake with the fudge sauce on the side.


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