Vice President Joe Biden appears to prefer Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) shoot-for-the-moon style of campaigning over Hillary Clinton’s more incremental policy approaches.
“I like the idea of saying, ‘We can do much more,’ because we can,”
Biden told The New York Times aboard an Amtrak train in an interview published Thursday, when asked about Clinton’s “realism.”
Biden, asked about HRC “realism”: “I don’t think any D’s ever won saying ‘we can’t think that big, not realistic’ ” https://t.co/tCBdnM5LyM
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) April 21, 2016
“I don’t think any Democrat’s ever won saying, ‘We can’t think that big—we ought to really downsize here because it’s not realistic,’” Biden added in what the newspaper described as a mocking tone. “C’mon man, this is the Democratic Party! I’m not part of the party that says, ‘Well, we can’t do it.”
Neither Biden nor President Barack Obama have endorsed a presidential candidate.
But when asked in a recent interview with Mic, Biden said he would like to see a woman president. Obama also said at the unveiling of a memorial honoring the fight for women’s equality that he wants future generations to be surprised that there was a time in the nation’s history when there hadn’t been a female president.