The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

I Feel Like I’ve Written This Headline Before, But Biden’s In


Biden’s in. In a delightful change from the standard pattern, he’s declaring that he’s just plain running for president, not “forming an exploratory committee” kabuki.

From certain comments by the senator, one might wonder whether he would be happy to be someone else’s running mate:

A 34-year Senate veteran known for his foreign policy expertise and somewhat windy oratory, Biden acknowledged his campaign would generate little of the buzz surrounding the celebrity candidates New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

Even he was moved by his colleagues’ trailblazing candidacies, Biden said.

“There’s good reason to be excited,” he said. “You have the first woman running who is qualified, and a very attractive African-American who has demonstrated crossover appeal. I got involved in politics 40 years ago during the civil rights movement, so yes, it’s an exciting thing.”

And just think – he would lock up all three of Delaware’s electoral votes, on par with Dick Cheney securing Wyoming’s.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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