On Monday, MSNBC host Chris Matthews invited Politico reporters Glenn Thrush and Evan Thomas on his program to discuss a new e-book detailing the goings on in Barack Obama‘s White House amid a contentious campaign season. In the interview, the authors revealed to Matthews that Vice President Joe Biden is undeterred by his gaffes. They claim that he is prepared to seek his party’s nomination to succeed President Obama in the Oval Office in 2016.
In Obama’s Last Stand, Thrush outlines how seriously Vice President Biden is taking his political career and how he views his recent gaffes as temporary impediments to his political ambitions. Those ambitions, Thrush concludes, may only be satisfied if Biden wins the presidency in 2016.
The authors claim that the White House is not happy with Biden’s gaffes, but they say that the Vice President does not view his chronic misstatements as an impediment to his political advancement.