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Biden, Iowa, New Hampshire

The politically obsessed among us couldn't help but notice that among the fairly small group invited to "join Vice President Joe Biden, his family and close political associates at the vice president's residence for his offical swearing-in ceremony yesterday" was Gov. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire. And, "the night before, Biden attended a pre-inaugural party of Democrats from Iowa."

Iowa. New Hampshire. Get it?

A reminder that Billy Herndon, once said of his law partner, Abe Lincoln: "His ambition was a little engine that knew no rest."

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I find it difficult

… to even say the phrase, "Biden for President." Joe will be nearly 74 on election day in 2016, and while he's only a couple years older than I, the demands of the White House job are such that I'm inclined to be skeptical about his physical well-being. If there's anything to this at all, it's more about ego than solutions to perceived national problems. I like his working-class roots, but I'd like to see what Obama does with his own second term before I start thinking about someone else's first, and Biden isn't nearly as compelling a figure as is Obama.

But then, Republicans went with Mitt Romney this time, so there's no telling what sort of lunacy the major parties will have come up with by the time the next presidential campaign and election rolls around.

Lots of politics involved

Biden may be more interested in being kingmaker than king, and getting commitments from the first primary states would be big chips.