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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 08:04 AM

Team Biden mulls far-out options to take on Trump in 2020

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Source: Politico

Joe Biden knows that winning in 2020 would require a shoot-the-moon set of circumstances and luck. So his team is on the hunt for a moon shot.

Between stops on his book tour and in the ramp-up for what will be a heavy midterms campaign schedule, a tight circle of aides has been brainstorming a range of tear-up-the-playbook ideas for a White House run, according to people whove been part of the discussions or told about them.

On the list: announcing his candidacy either really early or really late in the primary process so that hed define the field around him or let it define itself before scrambling the field; skipping Iowa and New Hampshire and going straight to South Carolina, where he has always had a strong base of support; announcing a running mate right out of the gate and possibly picking one from outside of politics; and making a pitch that he can be a bridge not just to disaffected Democrats, but to Republicans revolting against President Donald Trump.

Theyve also discussed an idea some donors and supporters have been pitching Biden on directly for months: kick off by announcing that hed only run for one term. One person whos pitched the idea said Biden would try to sell voters on a reset presidency. The former vice president would pick a younger Democratic running mate and argue that hed be the elder statesman to get the country and government back in order post-Trump and be the bridge to the next generation.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/09/joe-biden-trump-2020-448222

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 10:15 AM

1. Seriously?

I thought he was dead set against running. But I like this:

"the elder statesman to get the country and government back in order post-Trump and be the bridge to the next generation".

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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 10:27 AM

2. Locking....

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