Joe Biden wants to run for president.  How do we know?   Biden, himself, feed the rumor of this candidacy to Maureen Dowd, from Politico:

Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August.

Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation.

According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because “the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.”

Yours truly, 1 August:

Joe Biden wants to run for President and he thinks you are stupid. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, asks “What would Beau (Biden) do?” Nobody knows. Beau Biden is dead. However Beau’s father, the village idiot, who masquerades as the Vice President of the United States, wants the gullible to believe that his dead son endorsed his father for President of the United States. What is Joe to do. Obama has passed the presidential torch to Mrs. Clinton, who in turn is busy playing her sex card. Obama ran for President on the race card. What card can Joe play?

Sadly for Joe the village idiot, he neither black, female, nor particularly smart. However Joe has one thing going for him. He never been encumbered by the truth. So Joe feds this whopper to Modo, Maureen Dowd, New York Times:

It is unclear what the Village Idiot, Biden the Elder, meant by “Biden values.” However if they even exist, coming from Biden the Elder, you know they don’t include honesty.

Addendum:   This is brutal.  from Elizabeth Price Foley, Instapundit:

Biden’s “Uncle Joe” schtick is designed to camouflage the career politician inside who has no qualms about lying to further his own ambitions. You know, the man who plagiarized his law review comment and falsely claims that he played college football, graduated in the top half of his law school class (he was 76 out of 85), had a blue collar upbringing, that his first wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver (there is no evidence the driver was drunk), and that he was a skeptic of the Iran nuclear deal.

Brutal, but true.