[Ed. – Silly empiricists. Why study reality when you could just ask Uncle Joe?]
“I don’t agree with the oddsmakers,” Biden said in an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. “I predict we’re gonna … keep the Senate.”
But even if Republicans do win the chamber for the first time in nearly a decade, Biden didn’t seem to think the victory would have much impact on the administration’s priorities.
“I don’t think it would change anything, in terms of what we’re about,” he told Borger. “We know what we have to get done the last two years. And — quite frankly — going into 2016, the Republicans have to make a decision whether they’re in control or not in control. Are they gonna begin to allow things to happen? Or are they gonna continue to be obstructionists? And I think they’re gonna choose to get things done.” …
“I think the public should not be as anxious as they are,” Biden told Borger. “But it’s understandable why they are. There is no existential threat to the United States right now. There are fewer than five cases of Ebola in the entire United States of America. The American public gains confidence in the fact of the way this is being handled; that science does matter.”
He went on: “You look at what’s happening with ISIS. ISIS is not an existential threat to something happening to someone in the United States of America. It’s a serious problem overseas but it’s confusing and frightening. And it’s totally understandable. We’ve gotta figure out– we, the President and I, have to figure out how to better communicate exactly what’s being done. That’s part of the problem. That’s part of the dilemma.”