Hillary Clinton’s road to the White House might be getting tougher as Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly ramping up his political operation for a 2016 run.
Biden, whose son Beau recently died of brain cancer, has long been a wild card on the Democratic side of the aisle, being more associated with the successes and failures of the Obama administration than Clinton.
He also has a Trump-like mouth; not as brash, but certainly a sound bite God for TV news producers. Political pundits have cautioned that Biden would lack in comparison to Clinton in his fundraising and campaign organization structure, but he is also the sitting Vice President, making him a serious threat.
In addition to Biden, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is also considering a run, the New York Times’ Maureen Down wrote on Saturday.
“He has strong opinions, and even position papers, about what he calls the fraying American dream,” Dowd wrote.
Schultz, who has been outspoken against Congressional gridlock, tried to get other business leaders to yank campaign donations until President Obama and Congress could agree on a deal to reduce the deficit.
In February, Schultz said it wasn’t likely he would run for president.