• Biden Takes Subtle Shots At Clinton, Praises Dick Cheney

    Vice President Joe Biden has yet to announce whether he’ll seek the 2016 Democratic nomination, but the subtle jabs thrown at Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton during the Walter Mondale Forum at George Washington University Tuesday point toward a likely run.

    The second in command, who is expected to make an announcement soon, went after the former secretary of state for calling Republicans one of her greatest enemies during the party’s first presidential debate.

    “I really respect the members up there and I still have a lot of Republican friends. I don’t think my chief enemy is the Republican party. This is a matter of making things work,” he said, touting his ability to work with the other side of the aisle. “I actually like Dick Cheney, for real. I think he’s a decent man.”

    The former Delaware senator boasted his relationship with the president and his foreign policy experience, hinting he is more qualified to handle the issues than Clinton.

    “We’ve had two great secretaries of state, but when I go, they know that I am speaking for the president,” he said on his experience abroad.

    Biden went on to dispute the former first lady’s claim she fully supported the president’s decision to go after Osama bin Laden, saying former CIA director Leon Panetta and former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates are the only two cabinet officials to provide definitive advice on the matter.

    “Panetta said ‘Go,’ Bob Gates said ‘Don’t go,’” he said. “I told him my opinion that I thought he should go but to follow his own instincts.”

    The vice president is weighing whether to run after the death of his son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, in May.

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