God Bless Joe Biden, he is one the last remaining straight shooters in politics. Today he expressed his enthusiasm for being in a potential Obama administration, “I’d make a great president. I’d make a great Secretary of State. I’d make a great vice president,” said Biden.
He did say that he wasn’t interested in the VP spot, but wouldn’t turn it down if it was offered to him, “There are a lot of people out there who want the job. I’m not one of them… (But) you’d have to take it. There’s not a single, solitary person who, with Barack Obama as the presidential nominee in this most historic of races, who if asked would say ‘no.’ I wouldn’t say ‘no.’ I hope he doesn’t ask me. But if he asked me, I’d say yes. I’m not being coy.”
Biden is right. No Democrat in their right mind would turn down Obama, in this political climate, with such a strong candidate at the top of the ticket. It is far from a sure thing that he will win in November, but if you are a Democrat, you have to like the odds in your favor. I think Biden would be outstanding at any job he is given. He would be a fine running mate, an outstanding Secretary of State, and would bring intelligence, experience, and hard work to Obama’s administration.
I love Biden’s honesty, and his habit of not taking himself too seriously. He is the kind of dedicated public servant that would bring instant credibility to Obama’s cabinet. Unlike McCain, Obama is lucky in the respect that if he wins the election, he has a bevy of talented people to fill his administration with. With this quote from Biden today, I think it is pretty safe to assume that if Obama wins, he will hold a prominent place in the next Democratic administration.