Joe Biden just got his very own draft campaign for 2016. And—just like the veep—it's appropriately unpolished.
The new Draft Biden 2016 effort is a PAC and a fledgling website, RunBidenRun.com, with a full-time staff of two. When the site went live, an unfortunately cropped photo of the vice president's chest—cutting off his head—greeted viewers, and the "Donate" page trumpeted a goal of just $5,000, while showing that $5 had been raised by Tuesday afternoon.
What the effort does have, though, is a network of former Obama for America volunteers who are resolved to boost someone with a last name other than Clinton or Bush to the White House. That includes Draft Biden PAC's organizing director, William Pierce, a 26-year-old who has worked as a field organizer for Democrats, most recently Chicago mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti.
In the run-up to forming the PAC, which filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday and officially launches at the beginning of April, Pierce told National Journal he heard from volunteers saying, "'We don't want another Clinton representing us in 2016. We definitely don't want another Bush. Who can we look at?'" That led them to Biden. "Pretty much, we're just looking to get out there and just encourage the vice president to run," Pierce said.