LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Have we really seen the last of Biden?

On Oct. 21, Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced to America he would not run a campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential candidacy.

However, in his most eloquent, articulate and heartfelt statements concerning his reasons for this campaign denial, I did not hear him state the same words uttered by LBJ in 1968 that he was not running for re-election nor would he accept the party’s nomination. (Like that would really be forthcoming, as the Vietnam War was a deliberate Johnson disastrous debacle).

Does this cryptic omission constitute the possibility that may exist if the current Democratic front-runner for the nomination — Hillary Rodham Clinton — runs into potential further “obstacles” in her pursuit of the presidency [that such a situation] would enable Joe Biden to rethink his current position for the sake of the party and accept their priority for nominee?

To date, Hillary has quite the commanding Democratic lead after the first Democratic debate with three non-impressive suits on the dais and Bernie Sanders rolling over and playing dead in his discourse with HRC.

If, however, more baggage in the Clinton camp emerges and is exposed, she might be looking over her shoulder with Joe Biden waiting in the wings.

Time may not be her supportive friend.

Joe Biden has many encouraging colleagues within the Democratic Party. At this point in time, Joe has not firmly closed the door and locked it behind him.

Quite candidly, Joe has left the door ajar, awaiting further consideration. Look out, Hillary, you are not home free yet. As the great pitcher Satchel Paige once said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” The initials could be JRB Jr.

May God bless the United States of America.

Beverly Monahan

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