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Joe Biden’s 2020 Campaign May be at the Beginning of the End

Joe Biden’s 2020 Campaign May be at the Beginning of the End

“Biden is confronting growing anxiety among would-be allies in the Democratic establishment”

Joe Biden has been the front-runner in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for months, but cracks are beginning to show in his campaign. Now that Warren has lapped him, people are starting to wonder if he is ever going to recover.

It’s a fair question.

From the Associated Press:

With Warren’s rise, Biden faces Dems’ anxiety about 2020 bid

Joe Biden is confronting growing anxiety among would-be allies in the Democratic establishment about his ability to win the presidential nomination following underwhelming debate performances, lagging fundraising and withering attacks from rivals in his own party and from President Donald Trump .

The former vice president’s bank account is better suited for a city council race than a presidential election, warns Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia governor and Democratic National Committee chairman. Democratic donor Robert Zimmerman describes group “therapy sessions” with some party financiers haranguing the direction of the race. And in New Hampshire, state House Speaker Steve Shurtleff is leaning toward backing Biden, but says “people wish he’d be a little more forceful.”

Their concern is heightened by the rise of Elizabeth Warren , a progressive long viewed by current and former elected officials, big donors and veteran strategists as too liberal to beat Trump in the general election. Warren and Biden are essentially tied at the top of the race with the rest of the field lagging behind.

Biden hasn’t done much to help himself, and it’s more than just his tendency to be gaffe-prone. He seems too old and out of touch, he made the questions about his son’s dealings in Ukraine and China look worse, and his debate answers often sound like little more than word salad.

His biggest mistake, however, may have been allowing his lead to falter. It now looks like he is trying to play catch up.

Amie Parnes writes at The Hill:

Biden struggles to reverse fall

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is hitting major bumps at a critical moment in the 2020 campaign.

A little more than three months before the Iowa caucuses, the former vice president is widely seen as having lost his front-runner position to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

He’s an underdog in Iowa, is coming off another forgettable debate performance and has just $9 million in cash on hand.

On Friday, the Biden campaign sent an email to its supporters fundraising off the fact that he’s behind his opponents in cash.

Behind in cash is an understatement:

Anything could change, but Biden was already suffering from an enthusiasm gap in his party’s progressive base.

It’s hard to see how that will change in the coming months.


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Even the Dems don’t believe the polls. It’s hard to find firm ground when the candidates are delusional and live in a world of lies.

I think the fix was in when Biden’s former boss didn’t endorse him back in April this year.

To me it signaled a ‘Hillary/Michelle’ 2020 surprise, if the collusion/impeachment coup to take down Trump didn’t work.

Conservative Beaner | October 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Listening to Biden talk require lots of patience. He can’t get through a sentence without having to correct himself and that scowl he puts on when confronted is getting old.

Add to that to the Hunter Biden circus and if he gets the nomination he will have to fend off questions about the Obama administration such as Fast and Furious, IRS and the Tarmac meeting.

At first I thought it would be fun to watch joe try to get elected. Now it’s just sad and cruel. On the plus side, we got a glimpse into how these political families enrich themselves on a government salary. When the US government gives billions in aid, some family member or associate gets a nice little kickback. Many of us knew it, but joe’s campaign really put a spotlight on it.

Bill Clinton claimed he was “the Comeback Kid.” Biden needs to hang in there long enough to be the “Comeback Grandpa.”

There has been testimony in Schiff’s committee this and last week that removed all doubt that Joe Biden & Son were working the ropes on Ukraine.
No more of the “Right Wing Propaganda Machine” meme with regard to the Bidens.

Comanche Voter | October 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Since the Schiffster–sort of a homomyn for a more correct pohrase “Shiff stirrer”–has been conducting his hearings in secret, I don’t know that he will release the “good parts” about the Bidens being on the take from Ukraine as it were. Maybe Pelosi and Schumer have agreed that it’s time to take out Joe Biden–and Adam Schiff is their designated agent to do it.

McCain came back from the dead. It’s crazy that these decisions are taking place so far in advance before the election. Maybe they should move the election up already.

As for Biden, he does have more experience than the others. While that is better than letting Beto or Mayor Pete loose, it does not mean he has good judgment. His record with all that experience is poor.

Not to be saucy, but Biden’s goose is cooked!

But there are still lots of other dead horses to flog, so the circus will continue. Our election season is far, far too long!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Eskyman. | October 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Remember it was the DEMS who started the election an extra year earlier.

    herm2416 in reply to Eskyman. | October 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    The media drives the length. As soon as the midterms are over, the presidential talk begins, and vice versa. The media has the attention span of a goldfish.

Biden. Half the energy, 10x the corruption of Jeb! (please clap).

The Senate should hold their preliminary investigations for the impeachment trial now as the progressive fascists in the house are holding a secret trial. The Senate could call everyone who testified before the house and those who the president wants to testify and do this publicly.

    Conservative Beaner in reply to ConradCA. | October 19, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    If the House can change the rules so can the Senate. Just get the AG to back up the subpoenas and let the Dems scream bloody murder.

    Where’s the popcorn.

JackinSilverSpring | October 20, 2019 at 12:36 am

ConradCA, I’ve made the same point elsewhere. If more of us start saying the same thing, maybe Sen. McConnell will get the hint.

The day the Buffoon announced was the binging of the end for his campaign.