After nearly a year-long tour in Iraq, Vice President Joe Biden's son, Joe "Beau" Biden III, said he is "absolutely" considering a run for the Senate seat his father occupied for 36 years.
"I'll be making the decision in due course," Biden, 40, told "Good Morning America" today in his first television interview since his return to Delaware last month amid speculation that he would make a bid for the seat.
One of a handful of elected officials to serve in Iraq since the U.S. led invasion in 2003, Biden took a leave of absence from his job as Delaware's attorney general to join his unit as a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, or JAG.
The Senate race is shaping up to be a difficult one. The recent entry by Republican Rep. Mike Castle -- Delaware's only member of the House of Representatives and a popular former governor -- has complicated the outlook for Biden and transformed what was once seen as a safe Democratic seat into a toss-up.
I don't know much about the younger Biden. We will soon be given ample opportunities to learn more about him between now and the election.
I am a partisan. I think that it would be far batter if a Republican were to win that and nearly every other seat. I am however, in favor of Democrats putting up sane and respectable candidates. I hope that Joe "Beau" Biden III will be a refreshing shift away from the lunatic Pelosi type of Democrat that we have come to expect from the far left kook fringe party that the Democrats have become.