Earlier today the streets and hallways of Washington, D.C. were abuzz with rumors, innuendo, and capital-R Rumblings indicating that vice president Joe "Smokin' Joe Biden" Biden was on the verge of officially joining the 2016 presidential campaign.
I have a very good source close to Joe that tells me VP Biden will run for Prez— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) October 19, 2015
(Boyle is a first-term Democratic congressman from the Philadelphia area.)
Three sources close to @VP telling me he's expected to announce he is running but the sources are all urging caution on 48-hr timeline— Ed Henry (@edhenry) October 19, 2015
A source familiar with the process tells me Biden associates are setting up interviews for potential campaign staff positions— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) October 19, 2015
Was it true? Was it really "Joe time," which is like "go time"? Not so fast, other reporters said.
Several Biden sources today shooting down reports a decision has been made or an announcement imminent— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) October 19, 2015
The source says no decision is coming today -- and that Biden is genuinely undecided. No timeline for a decision but "time is nigh"— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) October 19, 2015
Who can say? In the end, the only thing we truly know is that major celebrities such as Beyoncé and LeBron James were likely apprised of Biden's intentions at a secret meeting months ago. I wish they would tell us what he's gonna do!