Bill Tatro

I was just about to file a missing persons report on Joe Biden, yet I always knew that it’s fairly customary for the Vice President to assume the role of “seen but not heard,” almost like raising children decades ago. 

However, in the past year, it seems that old Joe has been persona non grata much more than usual. 

Perhaps the administrative “powers that be” came to the realization that attacking Mitt Romney’s hedge fund activities may circle around and bite them because of the Wall Street involvement of Joe Biden’s son. 

It also may surface for discussion how Delaware (as Senator, Biden served from 1973 to 2009) has become the asbestos lawsuit capital of the world. 

Yes, very interesting discussions for Biden, of which he wants no part. 

So, just as I was about to make a request for the St. Bernard with the brandy keg and launch an all-out Vice Presidential rescue, I tuned into mainstream media and guess who has surfaced to do battle? 

None other than the missing VP himself. 

I really should phrase that better since Biden has always been there for photos opportunities, but never to take questions or to make statements. 

Nevertheless, don’t forget about the upcoming debates. 

Not long ago, everyone was salivating to see a debate between Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich. 

The assumption was that Gingrich would clean the floor with Obama, however, since that contest has been relegated to the dust bin, I believe we will witness the next best thing: the rumble between Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan. 

Without a doubt, Paul Ryan has always been the master of both details and facts when it comes to finance and the budget, while Joe Biden is the expert of “us against them.” 

In 2008, when Biden squared off against Sarah Palin, the unofficial winner was announced as Palin. 

However, the media simply dismissed Biden’s performance as an “off day for wily Senator.” 

This time, however, no excuses will be accepted.  Joe will need to defend his administration’s record.  But will he? 

Bill Tatro

Along with his 40-years of dedication in the financial services industry, Bill is the President and CEO of GPSforLife, has authored a highly successful book entitled The One-Hour Survival Guide for the Downsized, acts as editor-in-chief of his dynamic monthly financial newsletter MacroProfit, maintains his very own website at, and faithfully continues his third decade on the radio with It’s All About Money which can be heard Monday through Friday on Money Radio 1510 KFNN (Phoenix, AZ). Bill can be reached via email: