Vice President Joe Biden has now said that there is no reason for him not to run for president except for the fact that he likes driving his own car... ‘2012 model shown’
‘There may be reasons why I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,’ Biden told CNN.Biden has been plagued by questions about whether or not he will be running for President a third time in 2016, and he has stuck to his standing line about how has not yet decided. ‘For me the decision to run or not run is going to be determined by me as to whether I am the best qualified person to focus on the two things I’ve spent my whole life on: giving ordinary people a fighting chance to make it and a sound foreign policy that’s based on rational interests of the United States where we not only are known for the power of our military but the power of our example,’ he said.Biden, who is 71 and will be 73 at the time of the next election, previously said that he and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, had not had a formal conversation about 2016 and this time he took a different tack in answering the same question. ‘After I ran the first time, she didn’t want me to run again. The second time, she came to me and said you’ve gotta run. The reason she wanted me to run was because she was convinced if I ran we’d end the war in Iraq and have a sounder foreign policy and she was convinced if I ran I would work like hell to make sure the middle class got a fighting chance,’ Biden told CNN on Thursday.
‘I think the future for this country – I know people think I’m too optimistic, but it is incredible and there is so much just within our grasp.’ He said that his best bet on a deadline for the decision would be that he will have a verdict by ‘realistically, a year this summer’ which would give him just over a year to launch a formal campaign. ‘Doesn’t mean I’m the only guy who can do it, but no one else I think can, and I think I can then I’ll run. If I don’t I won’t.’ The obvious other competitor that he will – or won’t – be facing, is Hillary Clinton.
The former Secretary of State is also mulling her decision about 2016, but her polling numbers and formal fundraising operation are significantly more suggestive of a run. The bevy of recent polls matching the various Republican candidates up with one likely Democrat all use Clinton as that figure, and the most recent take on the possible Democratic primary line up- done byQuinnipiac on January 31- has Biden with 9 per cent of the vote as compared to Clinton’s 64 per cent.Joe Biden says there’s ‘no obvious reason why I shouldn’t run’ for President and he’ll decide next summer
Jeeze, it’s not even Spring yet, and I’ve just heard the first ‘cuckoo!’ Yours Aye.
Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller
to goarmysinknavy, AllUSNA, USCC, BTD
In preparation for the humiliating defeat Army will be dealing to us in the near future, I have some guidance to pass down.
First: when we stage for march-on, we need to clean up our act. The internet has us pegged as dirty slobs– this year, we need to bring trash bags and clean up after ourselves. From what I understand, Army is embarrassed to even be associated with us.
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds
Second: clean up the actual march-on. Please at least pretend to be in the military. Dress right dress, don’t talk at attention, etc. Seriously, this one is too easy.
Third: we need to have better accountability of our goats. This is also very embarrassing.
Fourth: when Army sings second, we will be respectful and professional.
Fifth: we need to be better at cyber.
Finally, I award you all with PMI (sleep ins) until Christmas. Maybe even a little longer, depending on how morale is going after Army defeats us on Saturday.
Go Army, Sink Navy!
Vice President Joe Biden will have another military son to worry about as he helps chart America’s course around the world.
Biden’s youngest son, Hunter, is joining the Navy.
The attorney and former lobbyist applied for a commission into the Navy Reserve as a public affairs officer and was selected, the Navy said Friday. Because Hunter Biden is 42, he needed a special waiver to be accepted, but that is not uncommon. He is one of seven candidates recommended for a direct commission for public affairs.
Or is Hunter Biden going to be comissioned as an LT, as in LT Hunter Biden? Could be, those PAO guys are smooth talkers.
A formation of U.S. Navy Blue Angel fighter jets perform a flyover above graduating Midshipmen.
As executive chef for Vice President Joe Biden, Chief Culinary Specialist Thomas McNulty cooks for some of the world’s most powerful people using some of the same skills the Navy hopes will make food that sailors eat tastier and healthier.
The Navy wants a ship’s galley to have the feel of Mom’s kitchen, making meals from scratch whenever possible.
“The culinary world has blown up, and I think it’s a natural progression that the military and the Navy have seen that we just can’t sit in an archaic era,” said McNulty, a 14-year veteran.
As America’s foodie culture becomes more widespread, sailors — particularly younger ones — have more daring tastes. Sailors are also interested in healthier foods, so the Navy wants its cooks to have the know-how to cut fat, cholesterol and calories without cutting flavor.
“Really, the morale of a ship, I think most folks will tell you, starts at the mess decks,” said Cmdr. Danny King, director of Navy food services.
McNulty trained with Marcus Dunbar, executive chef at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle and one of many civilian chefs helping Navy cooks hone their skills. Sailors also have trained with chefs at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, Calif., as well as at upscale chains such as Hilton and Marriott.
Standing by for incoming culinary delights. I will tell you, though, any grub is good grub.
PS That is the real picture from the USA Today article. The Naval Academy. And the Blue Angels. Both of whom eat lots of chow. Well, the Middies and the pilots eat a lot of chow. The actual Academy and the F-18s do not eat Navy chow. You got to hand it to USA Today. Their picture choice is almost Pulitzer Prize worthy. . .