Coming off the success of brokering the fiscal cliff deal, some are calling Joe Biden the most influential vice president ever. So does that mean he will run for president again?
“Do I think my dad would make a good president? If [he runs] in 2016 and going forward, of course,” said Beau Biden, Delaware Attorney General and Biden’s son, on Jansing & Co Friday. “I’ve supported him twice when he ran for the office. But we’re focused and he’s focused on being the best vice president he can be to the president of the United States.”
The Daily Beast describes Vice President Biden as someone who knows how to close a deal, citing his role in the fiscal cliff negotiations, war policy in Afghanistan, and support for same-sex marriage. And National Journal says he and President Obama “have achieved something close to a mind meld across a whole range of issues, including foreign policy, the economy, and political strategy.”
“He has an encyclopedic knowledge and a discipline and a rigor that comes to knowing the substance of any issue. A good example is with the fiscal cliff, working line by line, as I assume he did, with [Republican Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell,” Beau Biden told MSNBC’s Chris Jansing.
Beau Biden says part of what makes his father a successful politician is his ability and willingness to work with everyone at the table.
“He’s the same person at home, he’s the same person at Home Depot, he’s the same person in the halls of Congress. And I think that’s one of the reasons why he’s so successful among Democrats and so successful across the aisle with Republicans over the course of 36-plus years on the national stage,” he said.