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Cillizza: Biden’s Teen Vogue Interview Indicates He’s Running

CNN’s political reporter Chris Cillizza wrote Friday that Joe Biden’s “biggest tell” that he’s running is a remark he made to Teen Vogue earlier this week.

By NTK Staff | 12.15.2017 @10:45am
Cillizza: Biden’s Teen Vogue Interview Indicates He’s Running

Predicting the maneuverings of political candidates is a tricky business, but one CNN commentator thinks he has it figured out.

Chris Cillizza wrote Friday morning that he believes former Vice President Joe Biden could be running for president in 2020, and the “biggest tell” of this decision is from an interview he gave to Teen Vogue.

The biggest tell to date of Joe Biden’s 2020 plans came this week, when he apologized to Anita Hill.

“I wish I had been able to do more for Anita Hill,” Biden told Teen Vogue in an interview. “I owe her an apology.”

Rather than going with the perhaps the more logical conclusion that a 75-year-old man wants to make amends for regrets from his past, Cillizza chooses clicks over logic for his “Joe Biden sure looks like he is running for president in 2020” headline.

He argues that Biden needs to offer a mea culpa in order to win over women voters who may remember the Anita Hill hearing and hold it against him. After all, times have changed dramatically since the early 1990s.

To bolster his argument, Cillizza uses remarks from Biden’s appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

Witness this quote from his appearance on “The View” earlier this week:

“If I were offered the nomination by the Lord Almighty right now, today, I would say no because we’re not ready, the family’s not ready to do this. If, in a year from now, if we’re ready, and nobody has moved in that I think can do it, then I may very well do it.”

That’s not a “no.” Heck, it’s not even a “maybe.” It’s basically a “yes … probably.” Biden’s caveat — “nobody has moved in that I think can do it” — is the tell. He’s a politician. Who was a senator at 30. A two-time presidential candidate. And a two-term vice president. Looking at that résumé, do you really think he is going to conclude that anyone who decides to run for the Democratic nomination in 2020 is really more qualified to do the job than he is?

If your head is spinning from this black hole of logic, don’t fret, you’re not alone. One must completely disregard the fact that Cillizza earlier wrote that women are having a “moment” in American culture and shift one’s focus to Biden’s resume as the sole reason no one could be better suited to run in 2020. Devotees will recall similar arguments made on behalf of Hillary Clinton in 2016, and of course, we all know how that ended.

Cillizza was named one of GQ’s “Least Influential People of 2017” earlier this week.

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