Now that Democrats have realized Hillary Clinton will never be President, they at last find themselves free to say everything they always wanted to say about her but weren’t allowed to.
The latest liberal to take a shot at the twice-failed presidential candidate is former Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden is on a book tour promoting his new memoir–Promise Me, Dad, which details his son’s struggle with brain cancer and ultimately his death.
DelawareOnline provides a preview of the book, including a curious passage in which Biden describes a meeting he had with Clinton in which she asked if he was going to enter the presidential race.
The section of the book is titled “Hillary Not Happy,” and depicts the former Secretary of State as feeling somehow forced to run against her own will.
Biden told Clinton he would not run due to recentness of his son’s death. He reminisces:
“As I walked her to the front door on the way out, I was pretty sure Hillary hadn’t gotten all she had come for that morning.”
The former Vice President goes on to say Clinton was lacking in “joy” at the prospect of her candidacy.
I felt a little twinge of sadness for Hillary as I watched her walk down the steps that morning. She did not evince much joy at the prospect of running.
I may have misread her entirely that morning, but she seemed to me like a person propelled by forces not entirely of her own making. And I had absolutely no doubt she understood how brutal the campaign would be for her. What she was about to do took real courage.
He also explains that mourning is son’s passing is largely the reason he ultimately decided not to run for president.
“Time had run out. The grieving process, I said, doesn’t respect or much care about things like filing deadlines or debates and primaries and caucuses.”
Biden was afraid the people would believe he was using his son’s death to gain political support.
“The idea that I would use my son’s death to political advantage was sickening. I didn’t think anybody would believe the charge, but I could feel my anger rise.”
He also claims President Obama dissuaded him from running, believing he could not beat Clinton in the primaries.
Why must former Vice President Joe Biden habitually smell the hair of the women, little girls, and babies he meets? pic.twitter.com/U53mdueVFi
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) November 13, 2017
Biden’s remarks have contributed to speculation that he will run in 2020. Many Democrats, including political “experts,” believe he would make a strong candidate against President Trump.
— Human Rights (@humanrtsesq) November 2, 2017