Vice President Joe Biden in Sarasota jokes: 'You'll vote for me in 2016'

2:09 PM, Oct 31, 2012   |    comments
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SARASOTA, Florida (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is joking about running for president in 2016.

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During a visit to a Sarasota restaurant on Wednesday, Biden took a customer's cellphone and engaged the man on the other end - apparently the customer's brother - in a lengthy discussion of the health care overhaul law.

After a while, Biden told the man, who seemed to be a Republican, that he wasn't going to argue with him to get his vote. Then Biden said: "After it's all over, when your insurance rates go down, then you'll vote for me in 2016."

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The campaign declined to comment on his remark or clarify his plans for 2016.

The exchange followed a political rally in which Biden slammed a GOP ad on the auto industry as "flagrantly dishonest."

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