IS BIDEN REALLY GOING TO RUN IN 2020 FOR PRESIDENT?
On Monday Vice President Joe Biden raised the possibility that he might run for president in 2020. When asked whether he was kidding and pressed on his comment Biden stated, “I am not committed to anything, I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.” Surely he was most likely kidding, as Joe is prone to do. The 74 year old Biden would be 78 in 2020. However, all joking aside, those on the Left would probably want Biden to run and he might even be the Democrat front-runner. Which shows just how pathetic the Democrat bench really is. Biden decided not to run in 2016 following the death of his son, Beau. In retrospect, Biden would have made a much better candidate than Hillary Clinton.
“I am going to run in 2020,” Biden told a group of reporters in the Capitol when asked about his political future. “What the hell man, anyway.”
Asked if he was kidding about running, the 74-year-old paused for four seconds before saying he is “not committing not to run.”
“I am not committed to anything,” he added. “I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”
It would be surprising if Biden decided to continue his decades-long political career, which many assumed would end once President Obama and he leave the White House next month.
Biden will be 78 in 2020 and would by far the oldest person ever to win a major-party presidential nomination if he became the Democrats’ standard bearer.
STOP THE MADNESS … BECAUSE WHAT COULD GO WRONG WITH A GAFFE PRONE BIDEN SPOUTING OFF AT THE MOUTH OVER SEAS?
According to The Politico, Hillary Clinton has VP Joe Biden on the short list to be her Secretary of State if she were to win the 2016 presidential election. Are you joking, is this a SNL skit? America, wake up, this is a “big F’n deal”. Just what America needs, Uncle Joe Biden and his gift for gaffe causing an international incident. This is a bizarre choice of person and position by Clinton. One, Biden would be 74 years old upon taking such a cabinet position. Hey Democrats, what happened to your party, is there anyone under the age of 69 in it? Two, why on earth would Hillary Clinton even reference the position of Secretary of State, the one she head under Barack Obama and committed so many scandals and crimes with the use of a private email server containing classified U.S. documents. Maybe some one should ask Team Hillary is she would allow her Sec. of State to do the same as she did while in the position? Then again, I don’t think Biden has a Foundation to fennel monies to.
What a pathetic attempt by Team Hillary to plant a story at The Politico to pander to Democrat voters who would have much preferred Biden as the Democrat nominee over her. Cuz the Democrats and media complex would never do such a thing, would they Wikileaks?
Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO.
This would be the first major Cabinet candidate to go public for a campaign that’s insisted its focus remains on winning the election, and perhaps the most central choice for a potential president who was a secretary of state herself.
Neither Clinton, nor her aides have yet told Biden. According to the source, they’re strategizing about how to make the approach to the vice president, who almost ran against her in the Democratic primaries but has since been campaigning for her at a breakneck pace all over the country in these final months.
“He’d be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins,” said the source familiar with the transition planning.
Joe Biden … Gaffe machine
Rasmussen Poll: Democrats Want Socialist Bernie Sanders as Hillary Clinton’s Back Up If Health Issues Forced Her to Withdraw
THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S DEMOCRAT PARTY. HELL, I AM NOT EVEN SURE IT IS BILL CLINTON’S DEMOCRAT PARTY EITHER …
A recent Rasmussen poll states that 48% of likely Democrat voters believe that self-proclaimed socialist and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s lone rival in the 2016 Democrat primaries, should be the party’s nominee if for some reason Hillary had to step down due to health issues. According to the poll results, 48% chose Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe Biden received 22% and 14% opted for Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the current Democratic vice presidential candidate. Another 9% wanted some one else.
First, unless Hillary Clinton does a header off the stage during a presidential debate, she will never withdraw as she cares too much about herself and she has waited her entire life for this moment. Two, what does this say about the Democrat party that would want a socialist to be their nominee? Three, Bernie fans would feel the Democrat burn as the party would never select him, if such a situation ever presented itself.
Suppose the unthinkable took place, and Hillary Clinton was forced for health reasons to step down as the Democratic presidential nominee. Who do Democrats think should take her place?
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely Democratic Voters believe Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s primary rival, should be their party’s nominee if health issues forced her out of the race. Twenty-two percent (22%) say Vice President Joe Biden should be the nominee, while only 14% opt for Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the current Democratic vice presidential candidate. Nine percent (9%) of Democrats think it should be someone else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Among all likely voters, it’s a closer contest. Thirty-six percent (36%) choose Sanders, 20% Biden and 14% Kaine. But 21% think the Democratic nominee should be someone else.
A plurality (46%) of voters believes the media is giving too much coverage to Clinton’s health issues. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say there’s not enough coverage, while 21% rate the level of coverage as about right.
I really have to wonder who the hell the 46% is above who thinks the media is providing too much coverage to Hillary Clinton’s health issues. Like the health of the individual who would be president is not an important thing especially when she has a history of collapsing, fainting, concussions, blood clots, not being able to climb stairs and generally looking like she is in just poor health. Where is the too much coverage? The media and the America people should be demanding we know her health history.
HMM, IS THIS A TRIAL BALLOON BY BIDEN IN CASE HILLARY RUNS INTO LEGAL TROUBLE?
In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” Vice President sat down with co-anchor Robin Roberts and stated he “would have been the best president.” He was asked whether he had any regrets not running for president seeing how weak Clinton appears and the surprise surge by socialist Bernie Sanders. However, Biden, who lost his son Beau Biden to cancer, seemed to not have his heart in running following his death. In retrospect, who knew that Joe Biden would have been the Democrat presidential nominee had he run. So are there any regrets … Biden said that ruling out a White House run in 2016 was the right decision for Biden and his family.
“No one should ever seek the presidency unless they’re able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that,” said Biden, who announced in October following the death of his son that he would not be pursuing the presidency. “And Beau was my soul. I just wasn’t ready to be able to do that.”
Vice President Joe Biden says he “would have been the best president” if he had mounted a successful campaign in the 2016 election, but that forgoing the race was the right decision for his family.
Speaking with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview that aired today, Biden said he had planned to run but changed course only after his eldest son Beau died last May.
“No one should ever seek the presidency unless they’re able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that,” he said. “And, Beau was my soul. I just wasn’t ready to be able to do that. But, so, my one regret is my Beau’s not here. I don’t have any other regrets.”
Ultimately I ask myself, how pathetic is it that the so-called Party of the big tent has no real candidate to follow Barack Obama and the Democrat party has no bench. In the end, Joe Biden was their best option, crazy uncle Joe . WOW!!!
Senate Republicans State No Hearings & No Votes for Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Just Like Joe Biden Stated in 1992
SORRY DEMOCRATS, THE REPUBLICANS ARE JUST DOING WHAT JOE BIDEN HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID THE DEMOCRATS WOULD DO TO GEORGE H.W. BUSH …
Washington, DC is full of hypocrites and this time the Democrats are about to eat a great big hypocrisy sandwich. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced with the solidarity and united front of Republicans that there would be no hearings and no votes for any Supreme Court justice nominee until Obama is out of office. Obama, Biden, Schumer and the rest of the Democrats can all claim that they are outraged and this is a disgrace to the process, but they are all on record in the past of saying and doing the same thing. Actually in 1992 Biden stated as the head of the judiciary committee, “The Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling hearings on the nomination, until after the political campaign season is over.” As opined at Hot Air, Democrat Chucky Schumer is at a loss for words when trying to spin Biden’s comments. That’s a first.
We are going to hold the spineless McConnell and Senate Republicans to Mitch’s recent comment … There will be a political revolution if he goes back on these words.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of staunch House conservatives there isn’t “a snowball’s chance in hell” that he will back down from his opposition to confirming a Supreme Court justice before a new president is elected.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday united behind an official position on how to deal with President Obama’s expected nominee to replace the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia: no hearings, no votes and no new justice until Obama is out of office.
“Presidents have a right to nominate, just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a morning floor speech. “In this case, the Senate will withhold it.”
That declaration was underscored after McConnell held a closed-door meeting with Republicans sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee. All 11 GOP panel members subsequently signed a letter pledging not to hold hearings on any replacement for Scalia until a new president is inaugurated.
Their decision not to act, they said, was “based on constitutional principle and born of a necessity to protect the will of the American people.” But Republican senators have also been emboldened in recent days by past statements from Democratic senators arguing against confirming the judicial nominees of Republican presidents in election years.
In particularly heavy rotation Tuesday was Vice President Biden’s 1992 suggestion, made when he was a senator and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, that the panel ought to “seriously consider” not holding hearings on an election-year Supreme Court nominee.