Joe Biden seriously considering launching a presidential campaign.

By |2019-02-04T14:02:05-08:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

This really would be a game changer.

Courtesy of The Atlantic

Joe Biden reliably blows through every public and private deadline for making a decision about running for president. But he’s giving everyone he’s seen in recent weeks the feeling that he’s very close to saying yes.

The urgency of Biden’s planning has stepped up since the beginning of the year and serves as a window into the complexity of this moment in American politics, with Donald Trump halfway through his chaotic first term and a diverse and progressive field of Democrats already lined up to run against him in 2020.

Top positions for a campaign have been sketched out. Donor outreach has accelerated, with Biden himself telling staff at some events to write down the names of people who say they’re eager to help. A list of potential “day-one endorsers” among elected officials has been prepared. Basic staff outreach is happening. Biden has even joked to people that he’s upped his daily workout to get in shape.

“I have been told that if it happens, I need to be ready to go with a moment’s notice,” said one person who’s been in conversations with Biden’s top aides.

There are plenty of people who are skeptical of a Joe Biden 2020 campaign (I am one of them myself) and he teased about running for some time before removing his name from consideration in 2016 race. 

The article points out that there are strong reasons Biden might be drawn to next year’s race: 

Trump worries and offends Biden, and he feels a sense of duty to the government and the country to get things back on track. He fears that other Democrats can’t beat Trump and aren’t prepared for what it would be like to take over the government in his wake. Notably, no other announced or prospective candidate has any foreign-policy experience.

I have stated in the past that I do not think that it is the right time for a Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders to throw their hat in the ring.

Having said that Joe Biden would make a compelling candidate, and he would be an absolute certainty to beat Trump. 

No question about that. 

Having said that the also comes with some baggage. 

For one there are numerous photos and video of Biden being a little handsy with the fairer sex. 

Yeah, that might trip Joe up in the era of #MeToo. 

Biden has also obviously taken millions in corporate money, supports capital punishment, supported Bush’s Iraq war, and referred to the Anita Hill testimony against Clarence Thomas as a “character assassination.” 

However, Biden was also instrumental in helping his boss put together the Obamacare legislation, was an early proponent of same-sex marriage, and drafted the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

So yes Biden has tons of baggage, but he also benefits from being one of the most popular politicians in the country and of having the depth of experience that none of the other possible contenders can hope to match. 

My own personal preference is for a younger, more ethnic, and possibly female candidate. 

However, if we ended up with Joe Biden leading the ticket it would be hard to argue that it is a bad thing. 

What do you all think?

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13 Comments

  1. Karen in SoCal February 4, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Joe Biden would be my third to last choice (only in front of Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders.) He’s too old. At this point I’m liking Kamala Harris

  2. CAROL M GREEN February 4, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    I am a white, 75 yr.old female life-long Democrat. I have no great liking for Biden, although I strongly supported Obama. Biden needs to hear this loud and clear: your time is OVER. You are history. You can’t lead this nation, you were the man who doomed Anita Hill. Take it from this Senior — you are too old and you will never have the energy for the job. Stand aside. Same goes for Bernie. I would Never vote for a man too cowardly to join the Party.

    The time has come for a Woman to take over. There are 2 exceptionally qualified ones – Harris & Warren – who have stepped up. I am leaning towards Harris, but I greatly respect Warren. I plan to work for one of them after the nomination. Dump Trump at all costs!

  3. Anonymous February 4, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Personally at this point Biden has the advantage of being popular with many republicans, he could take those votes away from trump.

    I am a woman and in my opinion a woman is not going to win the presidency in 2020.heck we don’t even have equal pay. Also women do not stick together.

    Biden with a woman VP could trample trump.

    Anyway,it is too early to make a final decision, in the meantime i think trump along with Pence will be out,Nancy becomes president paving the way for another woman in the WH.

  4. White Rabbit February 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Yep too old and too dumb. Both forgivable maybe but not the way he treated Anita Hill. No thanks.

  5. anon February 4, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    How about Beto?

  6. Anon February 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams… We have some choices. Good ones. Dems can do this!

    • Beaglemom February 5, 2019 at 6:03 am

      I really like Beto O’Rourke but I think he needs more experience and I don’t think he’s going to get that by being part of an Oprah Winfrey extravaganza in NYC. I think he should bypass any attempt to run for president in 2020 and, instead, run for governor of Texas in 2020. Should he win (and heaven knows that Texas need an intelligent governor for a change!) he would be in an excellent position for running for president in 2024.

    • RT Ed $chultz February 5, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Bloomberg/Harris or Bloomberg/Duckworth

      P.S. Fuck the old coot the Bern.
      Fake/Fraud from Day 1

      • Beaglemom February 5, 2019 at 10:12 am

        I don’t think we need any more millionaires in the White House.

  7. anon February 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Not sure. Maybe another VP run though, alongside Warren?

  8. HandJob February 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/ivanka-trump-complains-working-lift-women-people-not-buying/

    You are in service to a man who has done more to hurt the interests of women than ANY president in recent history. You, Ivanka, are a hypocrite.

    Where were you during the Kavanaugh hearings? Or when it comes to mothers having kids ripped from their arms? Or that Access Hollywood tape? Or the shaming of Stormy Daniels? Or on protecting Planned Parenthood? Or on a woman’s right to choose? You’re the worst.

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1092554157603606529?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1092803194428801024&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2F2019%2F02%2Fivanka-trump-complains-working-lift-women-people-not-buying%2F

  9. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Elizabeth Warren has long been my favorite. But that crap about her part-Cherokee grandmother hurt her, as ridiculous as it was. She never claimed to be Cherokee herself, but that hasn’t stopped Trump from calling her Pocahontas.

    Really, I’ll take anyone but Trump at this point.

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