Joe Biden Not Running for President in 2016, But Looks Like He is Still the Democrat’s Insurance Policy
BIDEN NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT FOR 2016 …
Yesterday Vice President Joe Biden announced that he was not going to run for the Democrat nomination to be president of the United States. Biden made his announcement in the Rose Garden with his wife, Jill, and Obama standing beside him. The continued delay in a decision by Biden all but sealed his final decision. To be honest, it never seemed like Biden ever wanted to run but was more a less just a fallback insurance policy if candidate Hillary Clinton crashed and burned. That could still happen. There is two things here that are glaring for Democrats. One, are you telling me that there is no one in the Democrat party of any substance to run for President? Look at the field, basically there is Clinton and a self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders. That’s it! Second, did any one think that 72 year old crazy Uncle Joe was the answer? Joe Biden is a walking gaffe and would represent an Obama third term.
I was this close to saying yes …
It says a lot about US politics that it was lack of time that apparently convinced Joe Biden against launching a White House bid. His announcement came 101 days before the Iowa caucus — the first contest in America’s primary calendar — and more than a year before the presidential election. Mr Biden conveyed his decision a few hours after Canada finished its longest ever general election, which took all of 78 days.
Yet in the US context, Mr Biden’s decision is entirely rational. Raising money — particularly enough to compete with a machine as well-oiled as Hillary Clinton’s — takes time. So does grieving (Mr Biden’s son, Beau, died of brain cancer in May). So too does finding good operatives to build ground games in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and beyond. It also takes energy. At 72, would Mr Biden have had the vim to race around the country raising money while carrying out his vice-presidential duties? In other circumstances, perhaps. But the prospect looks exhausting if Mrs Clinton is your full-time opponent.
Yet it is also hard to believe Mr Biden was not swayed by Mrs Clinton’s robust performance in the Democratic debate last week. The vice-president set himself up as an insurance policy against the implosion of Mrs Clinton’s campaign. As her numbers fell during the summer amid the drip-drip of leaks and allegations about her private email account, the Biden option looked ever more enticing to senior Democrats. A bad first debate would have reinforced doubts about Mrs Clinton’s lacklustre showing on the campaign trail.
How convenient for Barack Obama that he now does not have to make a choice for an endorsement between Biden and Clinton. I will say it again, what a lack of talent that Democrats have on their bench for voters to choose from.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Are Democrats Getting Exactly What They Want With the Speculation About Biden and Others?
- Some say they are because it’s deflecting attention from Hillary’s problems
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Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – With Talk About Al Gore, Joe Biden and John Kerry Possibly Entering the Race
- Are Democrats afraid that Hillary will fall to all of her troubles?
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RUN JOE, RUN!!!!
Will he or won’t he? Will Vice-President Joe Biden run for the Democrat 2016 presidential nomination? Will he dare cross Hillary Clinton and actually pose a real threat to the presumptive Democrat party nominee? As a sitting VP, one would think he would make a run. According t the NY Times, Biden has been making inquiries regarding a possible presidential run. More importantly, Biden makes his decisions from the gut and feeling, rather than long, drawn out decision making. According to reports upon his son’s death, it was Beau Biden’s wish that his father run for White House.
Imagine if Biden does run, what will Democrats do? Biden is the polar opposite when it comes to the dishonesty and trust factor that plagues Hillary Clinton.
Vice President Biden has not closed the door on a presidential run, according to NBC News sources — but it is far from clear whether he will enter the 2016 campaign, with much of the Democratic Party already behind Hillary Clinton.
These sources confirmed a New York Times report published Saturday that suggested Biden could still enter the presidential race, and that Biden allies have talked to party activists about the viability of a campaign.
The Times account suggested Biden’s late son, Beau, had pushed his father to wage a third campaign for the White House.
In a statement, Biden’s press secretary Kendra Barkoff did not rule out a Biden campaign, instead sidestepping the issue.
“As the Biden family continues to go through this difficult time, the Vice President is focused on his family and immersed in his work,” Barkoff said. “In recent weeks, the Vice President has worked on the nuclear deal with Iran, traveled across the country to highlight the administration’s economic priorities and more.”
The challenges for Biden to enter the race would be considerable. Hillary Clinton has raised more than $45 million already, while Biden struggled to raise funds in 2008, when he ran for president but didn’t win a single state.
Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer at the age of 46. He is survived by his wife, Hallie, and two children. Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III had battled brain cancer for several years and underwent surgery in Houston in 2013 and then followed a normal course of radiation and chemotherapy. In 2010, Biden, suffered a mild stroke. Biden had been given a clean bill of health in 2013; however, Beau had a recurrence this spring in 2015 and began an aggressive treatment and was admitted to Walter Reed this month. Sadly, he has lost his battle with this insidious disease.
Beau Biden, a major in the Delaware Army National Guard’s Judge Advocate General Corps, became one of his state’s most popular public figures and had been considered the front-runner for the 2016 race to become the state’s next governor, but in August 2013 he was admitted to one of the world’s most renowned cancer treatment centers, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, to begin his fight with the disease.
Beau Biden became a national political star in 2008 after delivering a stirring introduction of his father at the Democratic National Convention in Denver the night Joe Biden accepted the nomination for vice president. A little more than a month later, Beau Biden deployed to Iraq and served there for one year — except for a trip home in January 2009 to see his father take the oath of office as vice president.
Beau Biden was awarded the Bronze Star.
It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.
The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.
Beau’s life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware’s Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.
More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father’s saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.
In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.
Joe & Beau Biden – Our condolences to the Biden family
On a personal note, I had a sister that passed away far too young from brain cancer and my prayers go out to the Biden family that they find peace. Also, I am no fan of the political policies, beliefs an agenda of Vice President Joe Biden and Lord only knows we make fun of him because he gives us so much material to do so, but today my heart goes out to this man as no one person should ever have to experience the death and pain that this man has suffered. In December 1972, Joe Biden received a phone that his wife, Neilia, and three children had been in a horrible car crash on the way home from purchasing the family Christmas tree. His wife and daughter had died, and his two sons, Beau and Hunter, were critically injured. Now tragically, VP Biden has lost Beau to cancer. Our condolences go out to the Biden family.
His wife, Neilia, and three children had been in a horrible car crash on the way home from purchasing the family Christmas tree. His wife and daughter had died, and his two sons, Beau and Hunter, were clinging to life. Having just turned 30, Joe Biden raced home to Wilmington and considered never taking the oath of office.
Through the support of other senators, Biden agreed to be sworn in the next month at the hospital bedside of Beau and Hunter. Eventually venturing to Washington, Biden decided that he would take the train every morning from Wilmington and return every night.
“As a single parent, he decided to be there to put us to bed, to be there when we woke from a bad dream, to make us breakfast, so he’d travel to and from Washington, four hours a day,” Beau Biden told the Denver crowd on Aug. 27, 2008, in the speech that introduced the world to a story that his father had told many times.
Daily Commentary – Friday, January 23, 2015 – Vice President Joe Biden Say’s He Hasn’t Made up His Mind About 2016
- This is something I would love to see, Joe Biden running for President in 2016
Gunshots were fired Saturday night out of a a vehicle as it sped past Vice President Joe Biden’s private residence in Greenville, Delaware. Neither the Secret Service and the local police were able to catch the vehicle as it raced away from the scene. That’s comforting. According to reports, Biden and his wife, Jill, were not at home at the time when the incident occurred at around 8:25 pm. The Secret Service is working with the New Castle County Police on investigating this incident.
On Saturday night a vehicle drove near Vice President Joe Biden’s residence in Delaware and fired multiple gun shots, but the vice president and his wife, Jill, were not home at the time, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback told CNN.
The incident occurred around 8:28 p.m.
“A vehicle drove by the vice president’s residence at a high rate of speed and fired multiple gun shots. This occurred on a public road outside the established security perimeter. The shots were heard by Secret Service personnel posted at the residence and a vehicle was observed by an agent leaving the scene at a high rate of speed,” Hoback said.
Joe Biden was unavailable for comment to ask whether if he was home, if he would have taken his double barrel shotgun on the balcony and fired two blasts into the air to protect himself (VIDEO).
50 World Leaders at Paris Anti-Terror, Day of Unity Rally, But No President Barack Obama, VP Joe Biden or Sec. of State John Kerry
MILLIONS GATHER AGAINST TERRORISM: Noticeable absent from the worlds show of unity against radical Muslim terrorism was President Barack Hussein Obama …
Nearly four million turned out across France today for unity rallies and nearly one million in Paris, the largest number of people turned out in Paris France since the liberation of Paris from Nazi, Germany during World War II. The more than 50 world leaders showed at the Paris march for the “Day of Unity” that included those from Germany, Italy, Poland, Israel, the UK, Ireland, Mali, the UN Secretary General, the US Secretary of State and the Palestinian President. The world leaders and millions of people paid their honor and respects to the 17 individuals who were killed by radical-Muslim terrorist in the last few days at Charlie Hebdo and a Paris kosher deli. Yesterday, the France’s Prime Minister declared war with radical Islam.
Vive la liberté!!!
Crowds streaming in for Charlie Hebdo Unity March in Paris
Paris March: Millions Attend ‘Cry for Freedom’ Rally for Unity
What a show of disrespect that the Obama administration pretty much sent no one to this important show of world solidarity against radical Islam and terror. No Obama, no Biden, no Kerry. But they did send U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Paris to attend a meeting on fighting terrorism, but did not participate in the “Unity” march. How special.
Here is a list of the world leaders attending today’s Paris rally:
French President Francois Hollande
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
British Prime Minister David Cameron
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker
European Parliament president Martin Schulz
European Union president Donald Tusk
Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga
Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibachvili
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov
Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz
US attorney general Eric Holder (* did not participate in the march)
Canadian public safety minister Steven Blaney
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman
Jordanian King Abdullah II and Queen Rania
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas
United Arab Emirates foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan
Qatari Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani
Bahrain foreign minister Sheikh Khaled ben Ahmed Al Khalifa and Prince Abdullah Ben Hamad al-Khalifa
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Gabonese President Ali Bongo
Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou
Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi
Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa
Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra
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This morning Vice-President Joseph Biden eulogized NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, NY. As 25,000 police officers from New York, across the country and Canada looked on Biden talked of the slain hero police officer and gave thanks to the NYPD stating the following, “This is the finest police department in the world.” Biden would later add, the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”
There are many individuals including President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and NYC Mayor De Blazio better find it in their hearts and heads that what Biden said was so very true.
“I’m sure I speak for the whole nation when I say our hearts ache for you,” Biden told the family during the service.
He noted how an expected 25,000 officers were surrounding the church in solemnity and added how they “will stand with you for the rest of your life.
“Its an uncommon fraternity,” Biden said.
Biden referred to how Ramos — known to those close to him as Ralph — was gunned down December 20 along with fellow Officer Wenjian Liu as they sat parked in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The pair were assassinated, according to Bratton, simply because of the uniform they wore.
Today we pay tribute to Officer Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu,” Biden said.
About police officers, he said: “Thank God for them.”
“Amen,” some in the church said.
“This is the finest police department in the world,” Biden added, drawing applause.
He added that the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”
VP Joe Biden With Big Gaffe … Blows So-Called Independent Greg Orman’s Cover in Kansas Senate Race …”He ‘Will Be With Us”
Did VP Joe Biden just make the gaffe or all gaffes that could cost so-called Independent Greg Orman the Kansas Senate election?
During an interview today with Connecticut radio station WPLR, Joe Biden made a remark that many “Jay Hawk” voters better take notice of before they cast their vote today. Biden was asked whether he thought the Democrats would retain control of the US Senate and what key battleground states are important to Democrats.Biden said, “We have a chance of picking up an independent who will be with us in the state of Kansas.” REALLY? Hey Kansas voters, Biden is referring to the so-called Independent Greg Orman. Hmm … Biden already knows that Orman is going to caucus with them … THAT HARDLY SEEMS INDEPENDENT NOW, DOES IT!
WAKE UP KANSAS AND VOTE FOR PAT ROBERTS!!!
Vice President Joe Biden blew Kansas independent Greg Orman’s cover in a radio interview today. Orman hasn’t stated which party he’ll caucus with in the Senate–actively avoiding announcing whether he’ll be with Republicans or Democrats–but Biden stated definitively that Orman “will be with us” if he’s elected.
“We have a chance of picking up an independent who will be with us in the state of Kansas,” said Biden, as he predicted the outcomes of various Senate races around the country.
Orman has stated that he’ll caucus with whichever party holds the balance of power in Kansas, but Republicans have long suspected he’s likely to join the Democrats’ side. Biden seemed to confirm that belief in this interview.
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Given the lengths to which Democratic groups have gone to stealthily support Orman’s candidacy, Republicans who turn out to vote Orman are likely doing so at this point out of an all-consuming hatred for the unpopular incumbent, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS). That’s forgivable, but it is not particularly rational – particularly if those Republican voters also hope to relegate Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) to the minority in the 115th Congress.