Biden Shows Up at Delaware Event That Late Son Beau Used to Attend

30 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Biden makes another surprise political stop.

Vice President Joe Biden added another unscheduled political event to his schedule Saturday — but this time, it was more about local politics than presidential politics. The Vice President made his way through the crowd of more than 300 people, shaking hands, signing a few autographs and exchanging stories with old friends before taking to the microphone.

Biden thanked longtime friends, politicians and citizens at the Sussex County Democratic Jamboree who helped him through the loss of his son, former Attorney General Beau Biden in May. During a conference call earlier this week with members of the Democratic National Committee, Biden said he was unsure whether he has the “emotional fuel” to run for president again after his son’s death. He didn’t bring up his exploration of a late entry presidential campaign, and Delaware state Democratic Party chairman John Daniello said no-one brought it up with him.

Saturday’s appearance seemed less a political event, than a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Delawareans who have long embraced the Biden family, supporting his political campaigns for more than four decades and standing in line for hours to offer condolences after Beau Biden succumbed to brain cancer three months ago. He said Beau Biden, who won two terms as Delaware attorney general and was also beloved up and down the state, “deeply, deeply, deeply cared about you all.” Biden personally interacted with Delawareans one-by-one, and during his speech thanked Gov.

Chris Coons have both said they’d love to see Biden run, but Daniello said he’s sticking by his longstanding rule of refusing to speculate on any decision until it’s made. “Joe will do what Joe’s going to do when he does it,” Daniello said. “I’ll deal with it when it happens. When word circulated downstate this week that Biden had yet to RSVP for the Jamboree, his office contacted the organizers and said he would not attend, perhaps to avoid greater security restrictions.

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