Vice President Joe Biden may still be deliberating over a 2016 run, but it appears he’s already utilizing the media to boost his potential campaign’s chances.
According to Politico, Biden was the main source for Maureen Dowd’s August column for the New York Times, which broke news that Biden’s son Beau had requested his father to run in 2016 from his deathbed.
“Beau was losing his nouns and the right side of his face was partially paralyzed. But he had a mission: He tried to make his father promise to run, arguing that the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values,” Dowd wrote.
Dowd, a longtime Clinton adversary, opened the floodgates for the ongoing will-he-or-won’t-he run speculation that’s swirled around the vice president.
The Politico piece also reported Biden floated the idea of tagging Senator Elizabeth Warren as his running mate during recent lunch between the two.
Biden will reportedly decide whether to run for president in the next two weeks. The uncertainty continues to feed the TV news fodder machine well.
Dowd did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.