Joe Biden will be 73 years old when the next presidential campaign rolls around in 2016, but that's unlikely to keep the current V.P. from becoming the next Democratic president.
Everything else about him should be able to handle that just fine…
Biden has gone on a recent staffing spree — culminating with the hire of Clinton-era operative Steve Ricchetti — that has many Democrats, and even some on Obama’s own team, wondering if the preternaturally spry and congenitally upbeat vice president just might confound conventional wisdom…
"What I've been saying, and what I think he believes also, is that after this election is over, he should seriously think about 2016," said [Biden friend and advisor former Sen. Ted] Kaufman, who is part of an informal kitchen cabinet that includes Mike Donilon, whom Ricchetti is replacing, and former chief of staff Ron Klain, who’s been guiding Biden’s moves despite a day job advising ex-AOL impresario Steve Case.
Confounding conventional wisdom. That is a strong suit of his.
Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: 2016, Joe Biden