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Say it Ain’t so, Joe: Is Biden Really Going to Run in 2020?

Say it Ain’t so, Joe: Is Biden Really Going to Run in 2020?

“a candidate Biden is not expected to clear what will be a crowded field of aspiring presidents in 2020”

The Democratic party is desperately in need of some new blood. During the eight years of the Obama administration and the two midterm elections which occurred, their back bench was decimated. Now, despite the desire of the base for fresh faces, former Vice President Joe Biden is dropping not-so-subtle hints that he may run again.

Edward Isaac-Dovere reports at Politico:

Biden hits the trail like he’s running

Cue the jokes: Joe Biden is running. In fact, he spent much of Labor Day sprinting, more than a mile in total, doing intervals through the streets of one of America’s biggest union towns.

Biden was here for the city’s Labor Day parade three years ago, the one and only campaign event of his almost-but-never-launched 2016 presidential campaign. A year later, he was back with Tim Kaine, trying to transfer his connection with these voters to the Democratic ticket.

Monday’s parade kicked off what will be an intense, nine-week stretch of campaigning for Democratic candidates in the midterms, but also an extended gut check of whether the country has an appetite for another Biden run—and for him to decide if he has the appetite to make one.

But here, in a part of the country that helped tip the 2016 election to Donald Trump but has since delivered Democrats their only House special election win, this is what a potential 2020 bid would look like: classic retail campaigning in parts of the country where Democrats have atrophied and which Hillary Clinton wrote off.

He’s certainly making himself very visible:

The Associated Press has more:

Will Joe run? Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. “We’re with you,” one said, according to a Democratic strategist who happened to be on the plane and witnessed the scene. “You’ve got to do this,” said another.

Biden himself is more conflicted — but he is listening keenly to the supporters pushing him to run for the White House in 2020. Biden is convinced he can beat President Donald Trump, friends and advisers say, and he has given himself until January to deliberate and size up potential competition for the Democratic nomination, according to people who have spoken to the former vice president about his decision-making…

Biden would likely cast a long shadow, but a candidate Biden is not expected to clear what will be a crowded field of aspiring presidents in 2020. He would have competition for the support of the Democratic establishment. And he would almost certainly face tough challenges from the left — the source of much of the party’s energy at the moment — possibly from liberal firebrands Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The 2020 Democratic primary is sure to be a high stakes game of identity politics, so it’s hard to see how Biden would play to progressive voters. Then again, perhaps they’ll suspend their unofficial ban on old, straight, white men if they think he can beat Trump.

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Yathink President Trump will let him smirk/snark his way through their debates like Biden did with Ryan?

I don’t think so.

Run Joe, run! I’ll have to get more popcorn.

I only hope the Buffon does indeed run in 2020.

Biden is ~deluded~ he can beat President Donald Trump.

I can see the political cartoon now: all the Democrat candidates as dinosaurs standing at their podiums, maybe with a inset view of President Trump as the incoming asteroid?

Hair plugs Biden is showing his hair plugs were put in the wrong way, that hair growing in his brain doesn’t let him think rationally.

Biden would be fun to watch crash and burn though.

Trial balloons. Ol’ gropey McGrope Joe likes trial balloons. Hide your wife and daughters.

Bitterlyclinging | September 4, 2018 at 8:48 am

Baracky Obammunist so successfully threw the white Christian working class under the bus, 2009-2017, save for the white felons and the white pervs, that no white Democrat can henceforth get elected to the White House. George Soros knows this, ie Andrew Gillum, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. There will be more, until Baracky Obammunist’s goal of turning the US of A into Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe or Cyril Ramaphosa’s South Africa is realized. Or even Venezuela.

So true.
The Dems are running on empty if the same names are bing bandied about again.
Warren, Kerry, Biden, Sanders.
DO they have anyone who is
A) Under 50
B) Not a socialist/leftie?

What a creeper. If I saw him cruising a neighborhood I’d never turn my back on him.

One of my flight instructors told me “Never run out of altitude, airspeed and ideas all at the same time.”

It’s so entertaining watching that happen to the Democrats.

Gonna need to buy cases of popcorn for this primary season – may have to turn my CableTV back on.

This is gonna be FUUUUUN, watching them eviscerate each other, only to have DJT destroy them.

Cue the liberal tears. The rising oceans are not from global warming, but from liberal tears.

Rick

For those who have the inclination, pick up a copy of the flight instruction book, “Stick and Rudder.” But then read it as a guide to living and not as a flying manual. There is a lot of practical wisdom in those pages, especially when it comes to the death spiral, and how to recognize the signs when heading into it. My favorite analogy is when the author talks about the high number of crash victims who are found with the stick in their naval as a result of stalling while desperately trying to gain altitude, when the proper course of action is to push the stick forward to gain speed which then creates options other than straight down. Looks like the Dims are trying to get some altitude here. Of course, if their version of getting speed is AOC, then it is also wise to pay attention to those trees at the end of the runway. Crash and burn baby. Crash and burn.

“We’re with you,” one said, according to a Democratic strategist who happened to be on the plane…

Never happened.

Biden himself is more conflicted — but he is listening keenly to the supporters pushing him to run for the White House in 2020.

And there it is: Gosh, he doesn’t really want to be President of the United States, but by golly the People just want him to be. So bad.

Biden would likely cast a long shadow…

A long, gropey shadow.

Go for it Plugs, you lying liar. You need a good dose of humiliation to cap your career just like Cankles got.

Grope and Chains!

Good old Plagiarizing Joe. Only a leftist could get away with the crap Biden has pulled over the course of his ‘career’ (thanks to his willing accomplices in the media).

America needs Biden!! A man of such character that words fail.

Biden, Mooch, Pocahontas, John Kerry, Schumer, Bill de Blassio and 10 other wacko’s….let them all run! Only one stipulation, the America people get to hang whoever doesn’t win the nomination!

Plugs is just such a Silly POS!

What has he ever done except fondling pre-pubescent girls at Photo Ops, killing Paul Ryan in a Debate (Ryan should have turned in his Respectable Card after that one) and being more or less a Complete Idiot?

The answer is Nothing!

He is kinda like Ted Kennedy although Ted was probably much smarter than he is (if it is even possible that Teddy was smarter than anyone!)

LOL

D’s don’t vote for white men anymore – he’ll get slaughtered in the primary.

Too bad, creepy groper Joe would be easy to beat in the general.

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