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‘Draft Biden’ movement imagines vice president in Corvette

David Colman, Draft Biden 2016
Those hoping to draw Joe Biden into launching the 2016 presidential race are looking to rev up support by getting others to imagine the 72-year-old former senator driving a Corvette.
Organizers behind the Draft Biden 2016 super-PAC have launched an online store around a “I’m ridin’ with Biden” logo depicting the vice president sporting aviator sunglasses while behind the wheel.
The logo was apparently stylized after the iconic “Hope” logo for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and a Biden cameo shown at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner with HBO’s “Veep” star Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
{mosads}In the short video cameo, Biden rolls up to Meyer’s White House in a yellow Corvette C7 Stingray sports car, prompting Louis-Dreyfus’s character to ask, “Seriously? Yellow?”
Biden, who proudly owns a restored 1967 Corvette despite not being allowed to drive because of his high-profile position, gushed about wanting to get a 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 Supercar from “0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds” during a speech before the United Auto Workers last year.
Draft Biden 2016’s online store, which launched Wednesday, sells bumper stickers and other items emblazoned with the Biden car logo, including T-shirts and hoodies for dogs and baby body suits and bibs. 
The Biden logo “taps into his friendliness, why the voters love him,” said William Pierce, organizing director of the group, which launched last month with “former staffers and campaign veterans.”
The group has 20,000 signatures toward their goal of 30,000 by the end of April for an online petition urging Biden to launch a 2016 White House bid, they said. They added that they plan to organize in early-voting Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Biden has so far not signaled he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016, though he said earlier this year “there is a chance” he could run. 
Other liberal groups have tried to lure Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) into the Democratic race.
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