Hillary camp warning Biden against run

Joe Biden has a cemetery’s worth of skeletons in his closet, and the Clinton campaign is letting it be known he will face humiliation and scorn if he heeds the current polls, which show him beating the GOP field, and joins the presidential race.  Gabriel Sherman in New York Magazine:

According to a source close to the Clinton campaign, a team of opposition researchers working on behalf of Clinton is currently digging through Biden’s long record in office to develop attack lines in case the vice-president runs. The research effort started about a month ago and is being conducted by operatives at Correct the Record, the pro-Hillary superpac founded by David Brock, which is coordinating with the Clinton campaign. According to the source, the research has turned up material on Biden’s ties to Wall Street; his reluctance to support the raid that killed Osama bin Laden; and his role in the Anita Hill saga as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

These are all policy wonk issues, important to be sure.  But then there is the clownish, lying, plagiarist issue.  Purely coincidentally, I am sure, the following blast from the past (1988) is showing up on the internet in the last day or so.  It's pretty amusing in its own right, with Joe pretending to be a Kennedy.

So Joe faces a choice: retire with honor, a nice pension, Secret Service protection for life, and lots of profitable speaking gigs, or become once again a national laughingstock, his reputation dragged through the mud by the best-financed and most vindictive woman since Lucrezia Borgia.

Joe Biden has a cemetery’s worth of skeletons in his closet, and the Clinton campaign is letting it be known he will face humiliation and scorn if he heeds the current polls, which show him beating the GOP field, and joins the presidential race.  Gabriel Sherman in New York Magazine:

According to a source close to the Clinton campaign, a team of opposition researchers working on behalf of Clinton is currently digging through Biden’s long record in office to develop attack lines in case the vice-president runs. The research effort started about a month ago and is being conducted by operatives at Correct the Record, the pro-Hillary superpac founded by David Brock, which is coordinating with the Clinton campaign. According to the source, the research has turned up material on Biden’s ties to Wall Street; his reluctance to support the raid that killed Osama bin Laden; and his role in the Anita Hill saga as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

These are all policy wonk issues, important to be sure.  But then there is the clownish, lying, plagiarist issue.  Purely coincidentally, I am sure, the following blast from the past (1988) is showing up on the internet in the last day or so.  It's pretty amusing in its own right, with Joe pretending to be a Kennedy.

So Joe faces a choice: retire with honor, a nice pension, Secret Service protection for life, and lots of profitable speaking gigs, or become once again a national laughingstock, his reputation dragged through the mud by the best-financed and most vindictive woman since Lucrezia Borgia.