“Thank you all for giving me this opportunity. It’s an honor to be back in India and to be here in Mumbai. Off script for a second here, I was reminded — I was elected to the United States Senate when I was a 29-year-old kid back in 1972, and one of the first letters I received and I regret I never followed up on it. Maybe some genealogist in audience can follow up for me, but I received a letter from a gentleman named Biden — Biden, my name — from Mumbai, asserting that we were related. (Laughter.) Seriously. Suggesting that our mutual, great, great, great, something or other worked for the East India Trading Company back in the 1700s and came to Mumbai.
“And so I was thinking about it, if that’s true, I might run here in India for office. (Laughter.) I might be qualified.”
How I wish the VPOS would run for office in India. Instead, all signs are pointing to the 70-year-old Biden quietly prepping for a 2016 White House run, at which time he'll be 73.
The lure of power must be so compelling that politicians like Biden just never, ever go away or retire . . . .