Coulda, woulda, shoulda.

Vice President Joe Biden still isn’t running for president, but he did consider it long enough to pick a potential running mate: Senator Elizabeth Warren.

According to Politico:

Joe Biden took months to decide he wouldn’t run for president — but he was sold on Elizabeth Warren as his running mate from the start, people familiar with the situation told POLITICO. And he still thinks the Massachusetts firebrand would be Hillary Clinton’s best choice to replace him as the nation’s No. 2 in January 2017.

… And Biden broached the idea, almost matter of factly, to Warren during a much-hyped lunch meeting at the vice president’s residence on the grounds of the Naval Observatory last September. Biden, according to a person briefed on details of the meeting, told Warren he wanted her to be his running mate “during the conversation” but didn’t explicitly ask her to commit to the slot or endorse his candidacy. Warren, the person told POLITICO, was “noncommittal” but “not displeased.”

Hillary is going to have to pick a running mate who will help to heal the divide in the Democratic Party following a brutal primary battle. But do you honestly believe Elizabeth Warren -who leads the charge for big bank regulation- will stand proudly next to someone as cozy with Wall Street as Hillary Clinton?

I wouldn’t hold your breath….

 

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