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Joe Biden Channels Elizabeth Warren in Speech

Joe Biden Channels Elizabeth Warren in Speech

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There’s been much speculation over whether or not Elizabeth Warren will run for president.

Some folks have also suggested that Joe Biden may run for president.

Here’s a new question: What if they ran together?

CNN’s Peter Hamby reports…

Biden delivers ‘Elizabeth Warren-type speech’ at fundraiser

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at a closed-door fundraiser in South Carolina Friday and delivered what one attendee called “an Elizabeth Warren-type speech” about the struggles of America’s middle class, remarks that were well-received by a room full of influential primary state Democrats.

Biden was in the state capital of Columbia on Friday to give the commencement address at the University of South Carolina. But never one to pass up an opportunity to network with political leaders in a key presidential primary state, the vice president also reached out to the state Democratic Party ahead of his visit to help them raise money…

“He said we have some of the most productive workers in the world, but corporations are more concerned about their stockholders than they are about their employees,” said one prominent Democrat who attended the fundraiser but did not want to be identified discussing a private event. “He talked about how the fruits of labor go to stockholders, rather than to the people who are producing it. That the people making the money in this country are the corporations.”

Another Democrat in the room said the vice president “talked about how the system was rigged against the middle class. He said the economic realities of the middle class are diminishing, and that the average middle-class family is finding it hard to make it economically.”

Is there anyone on the left who really wants Joe Biden to run? Yes. Writing at The Atlantic, Peter Beinart says forget Hillary and Warren. What the country needs now is Joe…

Run, Joe, Run: Why Democrats Need a Biden Candidacy

If there’s any suspense left about the Democratic primary in 2016, it largely revolves around whether an economic populist will challenge Clinton from the left. The prospect of Elizabeth Warren entering the race tantalizes many liberals. But since Biden’s not an anti-Wall Street crusader, his potential candidacy sparks barely any interest at all. That’s too bad. While a Warren candidacy would spark one valuable debate inside the Democratic Party—about government’s role in the economy—a Biden candidacy would spark another: about America’s role in the world.

I can’t think of anything that would buoy the GOP’s chances in 2016 better than the words Biden for president.

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“He said we have some of the most productive workers in the world, but corporations are more concerned about their stockholders than they are about their employees.”

Gee, I wish that was true…or MORE true.

I wish that executives were MORE concerned about their stockholders than about ANYBODY, but especially mau-mauing pressure groups and their own “corporate responsibility” nudges (who should be given honest work…maybe at a recycling plant).

I wonder if old drunk Joe knows WHY American workers are so productive?

Naw.

““He said we have some of the most productive workers in the world”

Racist!

Please tell me why Joe Biden could run but Dick Cheney couldn’t? He would have made a wonderful President.

sjf_control | May 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

Joe “Fire Two Blasts” Biden for President? Bwahahahahahah!!! The GOP would have to work overtime to lose that race! (Not that they wouldn’t try…)

With one foot in the race and one in his mouth I don’t see Biden or his twin Princess Running Mouth getting very far.

But, each would carry on just as their incompetent predecessor (though both “white privileged!!” and ‘rigged’ to the hilt) and each would likely gain the low information vote, a vote rendered out of sh*ts and grins of a bumper sticker hubris.

Warren and Biden: Dumb and Dumber

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