Biden Plans to Crash the Republican National Convention

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) leave the Senate chambers with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to speak at a press conference following a 54-45 vote against a House bill that would include the wealthiest Americans in an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Senate instead approved by a vote of 51-48 a Democratic bill that excludes the highest-earning Americans from a yearlong extension of tax cuts. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/2012 Getty Images

Traditionally candidates lay low during the opposing party's convention, but the Obama campaign has announced that on Monday and Tuesday next week Joe Biden “will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events,” according to the New York Times. We'd say crashing a 4,400-person party is the job Biden was born for, but he has some other ideas.

On Tuesday Biden made an unscheduled appearance at a high school football practice in Minneapolis for reasons that are unclear. “I’m vice president, and let me tell you, I’d trade it all to go back and play my senior year again," he said. Politico notes that just a week ago, Biden said at a campaign stop in Virginia that his dream was to win the Daytona 500. "I'd trade being vice president in a heartbeat for having won Daytona," he said. Joe, your lifelong dream was to be the butt of a Simpsons joke, and you did it two years ago.