I like this team. I know that Biden made a…well…gaffe about Obama earlier in the year, and I’m not going to repeat it, but Obama ‘forgave’ him for the gaffe in one of the debates. But Obama needs experience to back him up so that he can push his change message as far as he can and fall back on ‘Well my Vice President…’ whenever he’s overly criticised about foreign policy experience particularly.
Biden has been in the Senate since 1972. He’s done about as much as he can and gone about as far as he can in the Senate hierarchy. I think that if he wants to move up, as his Presidential run would indiate, then the only avenue left to him may be the Vice Presidency, which is one way of boosting him in the next cycle to the a more serious run for the Presidency. Except for the fact that only two Vice Presidents have ever gone on to secure the Presidency off the back of their term as VP, but none of these VPs ever seem to take notice of that when they accept.