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Joe Biden not running for President

Joe Biden not running for President

Focuses on grieving process over his son’s death.

Joe Biden is holding a press statement from the Rose Garden, with Obama by his side.

He is NOT running due to the grieving process. (full transcript here)

BIDEN: As the family and I have worked through the — the grieving process, I’ve said all along what I’ve said time and again to others: that it may very well be that that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. That it might close.

I’ve concluded it has closed. I know from previous experience that there’s no timetable for this process. The process doesn’t respect or much care about things like filing deadlines or debates and primaries and caucuses.

But I also know that I could do this if the — I couldn’t do this if the family wasn’t ready. The good news is the family has reached that point, but as I’ve said many times, my family has suffered loss, and — and I — I hope there would come a time — and I’ve said this to many other families — that, sooner rather than later, when — when you think of your loved one, it brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes.

Well, that’s where the Bidens are today. Thank god. Beau — Beau is our inspiration.

Unfortunately, I believe we’re out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. But while I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent.

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Biden Wife Statement

Biden Not Running Statement Shake Hands Obama

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Comments

Eastwood Ravine | October 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Biden is out, but that didn’t stop him from going full Bagdad Bob.

Biden is not running? AAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Its all on you now Hillary. 😉

This is beyond amusing.

BTW, good work on breaking news, LI.

Almost no one yet knows of this but its spreading now.

theduchessofkitty | October 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Let the poor man grieve. He lost a wife and a daughter then, and now he lost a son. No one ever wants to bury their child, let alone two.

Sadly this means the fix is in. No charges against Hillary.

    heyjoojoo in reply to Gary Britt. | October 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Sadly, regrettably, I think you’re right. Of course I hope you’re wrong.

    tom swift in reply to Gary Britt. | October 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Yes, it means the Dems believe the fix is in, and Obama has quashed any possibility that Justice will indict Hillary no matter what FBI may find.

    Of course, Obama is a slippery weasel; his promises all have unspecified expiration dates.

      quiksilverz24 in reply to tom swift. | October 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Who says Joe has to run a campaign? Indict Hillary May 2016, Bernie isn’t electable, and have the delegates select Biden at the convention.

Sammy Finkelman | October 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm

The deadline for entering the Georgia primary is October 29.

I thought he was going to run.

I guess the problem was, it is just too soon in the grieving process.

Sammy Finkelman | October 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

No wait – he said that:

There’s no timetable – filing deadlines don’t matter so much – but the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president has closed?

That means he thinks he can’t raise enough money. (And he may have had “help” or advice in coming to that conclusion. The Clinton campaign would surely have been quietly trying to communicate that to him. It may be also the Clinton campaign had recruited one or two or a dozen people he had counted on.)

Blame also campaign finance “reform” It’s not 1968.

So who was leaking that he was going to run? Multiple outlets had him running. Curious.

Perhaps this meme will grow legs…

‘Biden withdrew rather than face certain loss in the 2016 election against Trump.’

I still think he’ll announce he’s running after all, after the Hillary! campaign well and truly implodes.

Shouldn’t be long now.

    Estragon in reply to Archer. | October 21, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Exactly. He never intended to run a full-scale campaign against the Clinton Smear Machine, just to pick up the pieces when she falls apart.

    The unexpected unforced error by McCarthy and the support of her fellow candidates (especially Sanders’) has given her temporary strength again. But the investigation proceeds – and we haven’t even got into the influence peddling at State for Clinton Foundation donations, which was rampant. Biden would prefer a draft anyway, to be the White Knight.

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Archer. | October 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Correct Archer. The Dems can stick in anyone. That’s how they stuck Obama to U.S………

2nd Ammendment Mother | October 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

I’m guessing Clinton gave him a hint of which scandal she’d drop on his head.

I can’t help but wonder, will they drop an indictment on Hillary and then send Joe in to “rescue“ the party at the last minute? As seen before, it works well to keep politicians out of the interrogation light of the public. It allows less time for the opposition to dig up dirt and pump it into the minds of low information voters.

    Yet another reason for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to limit the Dem debates to six.

    First, to protect Hillary!’s campaign.

    Second, should Hillary! crash and burn anyway, to limit exposure of her non-Bernie successor.

    If I didn’t know better, I’d wonder if this were all planned. [/sarcasm]

On the day Biden runs away, Trump tweets this:

“New poll by ABC News/Washington Post TRUMP 32 CARSON 22 RUBIO 10 BUSH 7 Wow, how will the media put a negative spin on this one?”

American Human | October 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Well, this does mean that after January 2017, we won’t have to worry about the destruction Joe Biden could wreak on this country. Neither John Kerry, or Loretta Lynch, or etc.

Henry Hawkins | October 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm

He’s setting himself to be drafted if it becomes necessary, which suggests that there is little fear of a Hillary Clinton indictment on known scandals – but there are other, as yet publicly unknown things which may emerge over which they’ve little control. Remember, Hillary was born in a communist foreign country* and may not be eligible for the presidency.

*(Illinois)

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | October 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The good news is that Lincoln Chafee’s campaign based on converting the U.S. to the metric system has legs.

The 0.1133980925 kilogramer, of course!

Why did he announce this from the White House, with Obama looking on?

    Henry Hawkins in reply to ZurichMike. | October 21, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Golf course closed for regrading of the fairways.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 21, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Very funny, Henry.

      Maybe it was all set up for Biden to announce he’s running, and for Obama to signal he endorses Biden, but at the last moment the Hillary team revealed some nuggets from their Biden oppo research that forced Biden to withdraw. Switch out a dozen words and Biden’s speech becomes a “I’m running!” speech.

      Given how gropy and creepy Biden is with women when the cameras are on and he’s front and center, imagine what he does when nobody’s looking.

Ok now Hillary is the great hope for the dems? Maybe maybe not.

They are going to have to really gin up phony issues to get people “excited” to vote for her.

Flip flopper to the extreme!

A serial liar!

Joe waiting in the wings… Just in case?
He said time had run out not that he did not want to run?

The significance of Barack Obama standing next to Biden during that announcement is profound. Joe Biden is the chosen one. The news here is that Old Joe is not going to have to run a traditional ground game campaign to receive the nomination. It’s a done deal.

Hillary has no path to the Presidency. Her departure may ultimately require a lengthy media truth/smear campaign culminating in an indictment or two, but what it takes to make her retire is really up to her.

She was the media darling in’08 and still got embarrassingly flanked. She doesn’t have W to beat on this time around and the WH has served notice that they won’t tolerate any criticism from her. Biden even admonished her for referring to Republicans as the enemy. A candidate without accomplishments who can’t criticize others? She’s in a box that keeps getting smaller by the day.

Hillary’s prime consideration has to be the preservation of the family’s influence peddling business. It’s naive to think that the DC-based branch of the chicago mob won’t use any and every federal agency they control to go after the Clinton family business as a means to break her if she insists on making it necessary. Hillary’s only viable path forward leads directly to her own driveway.

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