The First Draft: No Decisions
Beau Biden, son of the vice president, says he is considering running for his dad’s Senate seat but hasn’t made a decision yet.
“I’ve been away from my family for a year, first things first,” Biden said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” after returning from Iraq with the Army National Guard. “There’s time to make that decision.”
“Look, am I considering it? Absolutely. Absolutely,” Biden, who is Delaware’s attorney general, said. “But I’ll be making the decision in due course.”
President Barack Obama is still likely weeks away from a decision on a new Afghanistan strategy.
A BBC report last night created a bit of a stir in saying that the Obama administration had told the British government that it would soon announce a troop increase that “could exceed 40,000.”
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs roundly denied it — “I’ve seen the report. It’s not true, either generically or specifically.”
Beau Biden, the not-yet candidate for senator, had some wise words on the Iraq and Afghan wars: “Understand that they’re two different wars. What works in Iraq doesn’t necessarily mean it will work in Afghanistan. They are fundamentally different places.”
Closed-door meetings on healthcare legislation continue on Capitol Hill focused on resolving differences among the various bills.
Photo credit: Reuters/Pool (Vice President Joe Biden talks with son Beau Biden in Iraq in July)