Joe Biden’s Window Closes

I admit, I’m disappointed that Joe Biden isn’t running for president. His speech yesterday in the Rose Garden, with his wife Jill to one side and the president to the other, was pure Joe Biden — funny, warm, forceful, and a little bitrandom. His window closed, and maybe it was never open, but I’ll miss Joe Biden.

The thing that really gets me, though, is this picture of the Bidens and the president leaving the Rose Garden, the president’s hand on Biden’s shoulder.

Historically, presidents and vice presidents haven’t had warm relationships. Even Clinton and Gore didn’t have a great relationship. Yet, these two, Obama and Biden, have bonded in a surprising and touching way. The president has called Biden his “brother,” and Biden has talked about how their Irish ancestors came from neighboring towns and arrived on these shores at roughly the same time and how that ties them together.

I’ll miss Joe Biden. He did a lot of good.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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