In a radio interview over the weekend, Brady said he would “absolutely” support Biden throwing his name into the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, according to a report by Mark Hensch of The Hill.
“I do like Hillary Clinton, but Joe’s my friend, my personal friend,” Brady said on “The Chris Stigall Show” on 1210 WPHT.
“He’s a great, great person. I just want him to do what’s best for him and his family. He’s been a personal friend for many, many years.”
The clamor for a Biden run has been growing and growing for the last few months as Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers continue to slide. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has siphoned off some of Clinton’s supporters, but many are waiting to see if the VP will kick off a third presidential campaign.
Though he isn’t a candidate, Biden is still running third in almost all national polls. He is easily beating out former MD Gov. Martin O’Malley and former VA Sen. Jim Webb, as well as Lincoln Chafee – who has served as both a Governor and Senator of Rhode Island – who are struggling to break the 1% threshold.
CNN has announced that Biden will have a spot on stage for their first Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13, if he wants it – though former PA Gov. Ed Rendell doesn’t think Biden will seek the country’s top job again.
Brady has been making a lot of news this week, most notably for snatching Pope Francis’ glass of water after his historic address to Congress.