'The Daily Show' Loves Joe Biden but Knows He's Doomed in 2016

Biden has moments that make you want to root for him like crazy. Then he uses the term "shylocks."

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could conceivably not be Democrats' presidential nominee in 2016. She absolutely is going to be the nominee come hell or high water, but who knows! Anything could and won't happen! As Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's The Daily Show installment, there's still a chance for Vice President Joe Biden to make a play, right? (No.)

"Listen, we all love Joe Biden. Just last week, I bought a life insurance policy from him," Stewart joked. But the man will never be president.

The vice president has had some stellar moments in his career; even just last week, he spoke passionately about rape culture with regard to the Ray Rice story:

It's never, never, never the woman's fault. ... This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question."

Hearing Biden get it absolutely right on an issue it seems like no one in Washington can get right makes you want to root for him. But "speaking of inappropriate," as Stewart said, the VP's always got a gaffe up his sleeve ready to make you rethink. Like using the term shylocks earlier this week! Not great, Joe!

"For those of you who may not know it, the Shylocks are not an old-school R&B group from the '70s, but in fact, a reference to the stereotypically, grotesquely greedy Jewish money lender in The Merchant of Venice," Stewart explained. "Which reminds me: f*ck you, Shakespeare."

But that's just one mistake, right? Wrong, because he also recently referred to Asia as "the Orient" at a recent appearance. Vice President Joe Biden: Forever your uncle on Facebook who means well but still manages to make you cringe.

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