Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post – October 30, 2016
“One of the reasons people love Joe Biden is he just kind of says what he thinks,” vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “He’s a guy whose heart is on his sleeve, and that’s one of the things people love about him.” In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson on Sunday, Biden acknowledged that he has this reputation ― but said it’s in part because he’s a guy and doesn’t have to deal with the double standards that female politicians still face.
Arlette Saenz, ABC News – May 10, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden today predicted that Hillary Clinton will be his party’s presidential nominee, even though the Democratic primary is still underway. “I feel confident that Hillary will be the nominee, and I feel confident she’ll be the next president,” Biden said in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts.
Luke Brinker, Mic – April 11, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden waded into the contentious back-and-forth between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over Clinton’s qualifications to serve as president, telling Mic in an exclusive interview that both candidates are “totally qualified” — adding that he’d “like to see a woman elected.”
Adele Stan, The American Prospect – October 7, 2015
You’d think we’d be past this by now—the endless discussion of whether Hillary Clinton has the stuff it will take to win the presidential election, whether she has the stuff to govern, whether she has the stuff to make you like her. But we’re not. And it has little to do with her ties to Wall Street, or her email server or marriage to a certain former president. It’s because she’s a woman
Edward Isaac-Dovere, Politico – September 21, 2015
If Joe Biden gets into the presidential race, allies and supporters of Hillary Clinton say there are just two words that will make a difference as he seeks support among women and African-Americans: Anita Hill.
CBS News – September 20, 2015
Though some have suggested Jill Biden is reluctant to see her husband make another run for the presidency, her spokesman, James Gleeson said in a statement to CBS News that should he decide to run, “Of course Dr. Biden would be on board.” But, he added, “[T]hey haven’t made that decision yet.”
Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine – August 30, 2015
If Clinton actually craters, Biden might make sense. But until then, it’s fairly safe to say that Clinton would be likely to crush him in competition, and the temporary blindness — to his faults and her strengths — shows us how strong the possibility of narrative redemption and persistent affection is for a guy like Biden, emphasis on “guy.”
Perry Bacon, Jr., NBC News – August 27, 2015
If Vice President Joe Biden opts to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, he will face an unusual potential barrier for a male politician: his gender.
Ruth Marcus, Washington Post – August 4, 2015
Maybe Joe Biden can help Hillary Clinton get her groove back. Or, get her groove at all. It’s been sorely missing this campaign. Clinton is at her best, or at least does best with voters, when she’s down. See the misty-eyed moment in New Hampshire in 2008. Clinton challenged and vulnerable is more appealing to voters than Clinton entitled and regal.
Darrell Delamaide, Market Watch – July 1, 2015
Presidents are picked for policies, not for gender, age or ethnicity.