Joe Biden Reacts To Sarah Palin’s Assertion That She Could Beat Obama

A few days ago, Sarah Palin told Barbara Walters that she believed she could beat Barack Obama in 2012, a not surprising assertion from someone who’s thinking of running for President as my co-blogger Steven Taylor noted. Anyway, yesterday, Joe Biden was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and, well, here’s his reaction:

Biden was a little less jocular responding to the question on Larry King Live Thursday:

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Eric Florack says:

    Given the proclivity of Biden to come up with exactly the wrong answer, his very fearful response is perhaps the best indication yet that Palin would probably win in a race against Obama. Granted, after the last two years, just about anybody would be to Obama. But there it is.

  2. Mithras says:

    Oh, please please please please run, Sarah. Even if you don’t win the nomination, you’ll make the entire Republican party look like the kooks they are. And if you do win – wow, what great Democratic turnout we’d have.

  3. Eric Florack says:

    The fear in your writing, Mirthras, is palpable.
    The fact is, the elimination of thr RINO is the path the left most fears.