Warren for Vice President? Biden Reportedly Floated Spot in Private Meeting
Vice President Joe Biden is still actively considering running for president, and a series of reports have claimed he will make up his mind this month.
The newest report, in Politico, sheds some more details on his thinking about the race. Several people who claim to have knowledge of the conversation say that it was Biden himself who talked to Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist who in August published the initial speculation about him running. That would mean that Biden himself told Dowd about his son's dying wish that he once again run for president.
Perhaps the most interesting tidbit from the report is that Biden apparently hinted at a joint ticket with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in a meeting with her earlier this year.
This would speak to Biden's understanding of what is likely undermining Clinton's campaign — an inability to demonstrate that she is serious about tackling inequality and the power of the super rich. "His bet is that disaffection with Hillary will allow him to peel away some of her donors and operatives,” said former Obama adviser David Axelrod this week. Axelrod has also spoken to Biden about his potential bid.