Andrea Mitchell on Biden’s Netanyahu Remark: ‘That’s Classic Joe Biden’

‘Joe Biden knows how to work and massage these supporters like no one else’

MITCHELL: “That’s classic Joe Biden. He was all over the place but he was making it clear that he has a relationship with Netanyahu, even if President Obama doesn’t. And also, of course, speech showed at the top of the show, reiterating that the U.S. position is, we will not give away the story to Iran in talks that are going on as we speak. John Kerry is right now meeting with the Iranians in Oman.”
CILLIZZA: “And look, what you see there is Joe Biden in his most Joe Biden form, in probably a positive way. I think this is someone who does — who has been a long time doing this — number one, Andrea. And number two, he’s a friendly likable guy who has built lots of relationships. The problem for Joe Biden as it relates to moving up the chain of command to be president one day is that sort of stuff which I think really does President Obama a service, particularly in regards to a situation like this. All of the relationships that Joe Biden has, it doesn’t work as well when you move up a level and run for president because he’s sort of hail fellow well met shtick is not always as well received if you think of him in a presidential light.”
MITCHELL: “I would argue this is a key constituency and that Joe Biden knows how to work and massage these supporters like no one else.”
CILLIZZA: “Hm. The one thing I would say is you may not be wrong, but I still think if you look at the broad expanse of this race, it’s just very, very hard for me to imagine anyone beating out Hillary Clinton, even Joseph Robinette Biden.”
 

 

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