Biden Confirms He’ll Be the VP On the 2012 Obama Ticket
October 13, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—You can forget any GOP chatter indicating that President Obama has lost confidence in Vice President Joe Biden—in fact, Obama has already asked Biden to run as his vice president in 2012, and Biden gladly accepted.
Biden is in the midst of a nationwide tour to help boost Democratic candidates’ election day odds, but paused briefly on Monday to tell a New York Times reporter that Obama asked him to be his running mate in the next Presidential election. “I said, ‘Of course, you want me to run with you, I’m happy to run with you,’” Biden told the Times. This runs in direct contradiction to previous rumors suggesting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would replace Biden in the running mate’s position during the next election.Biden’s current cross-country travel schedule has allowed him to stump for gubernatorial, Senate, and House candidates. In particular, he has focused intently on swing states, including his home state of Pennsylvania, where several candidates are facing tough odds.
Indicating that he and President Obama share a “real trust,” Biden is almost more in-demand than Obama himself on the campaign trail, thanks to Biden’s passion for “the things that have to do with the middle class,” as he noted. The 67-year-old plans to continue campaigning for Democratic candidates, attending fundraisers and events nationwide, as the election nears.