Key Words: Joe Biden knows that politicians win by not running

‘If I had known I could be this popular, I would have announced every two years I wasn’t running for the U.S. Senate, or I wasn’t running for president.’

Joe Biden

That’s Vice President Joe Biden, remarking on having been announced at a CEO summit hosted by SAP as America’s most popular elected official — and expounding on the perceived phenomenon of politicians’ becoming better-liked when not seeking office.

“The moment you announce you’re not running for president,” Biden observed at the SAP SAP, +1.76% event Wednesday, according to an Observer account, “things skyrocket.

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