Hillary Clinton really doesn’t want Joe Biden to run, mostly because he’s more authentic, likable, funny, popular, experienced, engaging, off-the-cuff, and human than she is. But she’s not allowed to come out and say this explicitly. Instead, her allies are working behind the scenes to make sure Biden gets the message: “Nice legacy ya got there, would be a shame if something were to happen to it.” The New York Times reports:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in such bad shape that some Democrats are actually gagging for Joe Biden to enter the race. But maybe Biden isn’t the savior the Democratic Party needs right now. Maybe there’s a better option, a consensus candidate that Democrats could unite behind. That candidate is Valerie Jarrett, senior White House aide and de facto President of the United States. The Cheney to Obama’s Bush.