A recent CNN poll asked if Vice President Biden should make a run for the presidency. Respondents were about evenly split. Pundits, both left and right say no. This is curious. When was the last time people didn’t want a sitting vice president to run for the presidency? He’s certainly qualified. Many years on the Foreign Relations Committee gives him foreign policy cred. His time on the Judiciary Committee gives him cred on picking judges. And nobody since LBJ knows the Senate like he does.
Pundits are using reasons like if he lost it would be a bad way to end a stellar career. This about a man who buried his first wife and two children. He seems to have dealt with adversity pretty well. Or that the debates showed that the Democrats have two good candidates. Well why not three?
The conspiracy theory is that people, pundits included, are firmly ensconced in the camps of the current crop of the top-of-the-field candidates. Their secret fear is that Biden might actually win.