The first rule of campaigning No. 347 should be ‘Never speak publicly about your own electability.’
Jill Biden, pictured with husband, Joe, on Jan. 21, 2013, has taken the odd tack of telling voters to hold their noses and vote for Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee—a move ill-advised on so many levels that it looked like a leaked role-play exercise in what not to say, writes Lisa Van Dusen. Flickr photograph by Glyn Lowe
One thing that has always been true about Joe Biden is that he’s not cynical. Not just not cynical about life, America, or the world, but also not cynical about politics and his own place in it.
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