The Democratic Party side of the 2016 Presidential race got a bit more intriguing this week, after Vice President Joe Biden released a zeppelin-sized trial balloon:

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, which would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton, several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his closest advisers say.

Mr. Biden’s advisers have started to reach out to Democratic leaders and donors who have not yet committed to Mrs. Clinton or who have grown concerned about what they see as her increasingly visible vulnerabilities as a candidate.

…On Saturday, the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported that Mr. Biden had been holding meetings at his residence, “talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in” to challenge Mrs. Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two nominating states.

There can be no doubt that the Democratic Party is rethinking its coronation strategy. Legal Insurrection has chronicled Hillary Clinton’s problem-riddled campaign. The “highlights” from last month alone include these chestnuts.

We aren’t the only ones who have noticed the problems, either. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows Hillary Clinton has now lost ground among one of her key constituents: White women. This news follows other polls that show Clinton has also lost substantial ground against her other Democratic Party rivals.

Joe Biden would be foolish not to throw his hat into the ring if he harbors even the slightest inkling of desire to be President.

It is said that when it comes to picking their nominees, Republicans “fall in line” and Democrats “fall in love”. So, is it possible for Joe Biden to effectively court voters during the primary season?

Now, I am sure many Legal Insurrection readers are rolling over in laughter at this concept, given how closely we follow the news (e.g., when he publicly canoodled the wife of the new Secretary of Defense). However, I suspect that a lot of Democratic voters will find him more appealing than Clinton.

I have been binge-watching “Parks and Recreations” in Amazon Instant Video these past weeks, and I chuckled at the clip where plucky protagonist and civil servant Leslie Knope met her fantasy man….Joe Biden.

Personally, I do not plan to vote for Joe Biden at anytime. However, it is clear that he can turn on the charm. He has also held his own in debates with Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan, though I would not have declared him a “clear winner”…unlike the elite media. I also believe he has the ability to woo voters desperate to have a tolerable alternative to the corruption-scandal-plagued Clinton.

After years of dealing with Obama Drama, is a little plagiarism really going to be a problem for Biden’s likely constituencies? I suspect not.

Biden also has a compelling back story, especially with this particular campaign. His son’s tragically early death from brain cancer, replete with a death-bed wish to have his father run, will move many to take a good look at Biden’s history. I must admit, I was very moved by Beau Biden’s funeral coverage. And while conservatives may not find Biden appealing, Democrats wanting to elect a non-Clinton may.

Is easier to fall in love when you are looking to do just that.

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