Vice President Joe Biden is considering a 2016 run for the White House. One advantage he already has is realizing Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street connections, reported the Huffington Post.
Biden’s decision to run for president “will be driven. . . by a belief that Hillary Clinton’s background won’t allow her to be a credible messenger when it comes to income inequality.” While the Republican candidates push the issues from the daily headlines, the Democratic candidates have been campaign on more heavy issues like income inequality and corporate crime.
Clinton’s took thousands of dollars in speaking fees to address groups of Wall Street banksters. Democratic officials initially said a Biden run would occur in the event of the disintegration of Clinton’s campaign, but discussions appear to be more serious. Biden met with progressive favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) over the weekend possibly to discuss a potential run at the White House, but that remains unconfirmed.
Biden has been credited with having the understanding and the credentials to run a successful campaign. He’s already been in the White House for seven years, and he’s respected and generally well-liked around the Beltway by both parties. Most importantly, he knows Clinton’s weaknesses, which is her past as a Wall Street crony.