Vice President Joe Biden took time out of his busy Trans-Am polishing, endangered tortoise-hating schedule to give an interview with CNN and tease us all with the prospect of his unadulterated leadership. Replying to a query about whether or not the 69-year-old Gaffe-O-Tron 4000 will run in 2016, Biden said he'd "make up my mind on that later. We'll find out." Shouldn't Obama say the same thing when asked, "Is Biden still on the 2012 ticket?"

Speaking of next year's contest, Biden said, "This is going to be a tough election. The country has inherited very difficult political and economic times. Why wouldn't it be tough?" To make it less tough for his boss, Biden should probably deal with an issue that he has intimate knowledge of: Joe Biden.

At a speech in Philadelphia earlier this week, the Vice President said that Republican foot-dragging on the President's jobs bill and calls that it was just a "temporary" measure may cause a woman to be raped. "Let me tell you, it's not temporary when that 9-1-1 call comes in and a woman's being raped. If a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape, it's not temporary to that woman."

Biden was referring to measures of the bill that maintain police levels, and he continued: "I with these guys who thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion what it's like to be on the other side of a gun or a 200-pound man standing over you telling you to submit. Folks, it matters. It matters." Ladies and gentlemen, President Romney's successor!