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Wed Oct 21, 2015, 02:28 PM

Thank you Vice President Biden! We need you involved in this key election, but not as a candidate.

Regardless of who wins the nomination, we will not be able to fight the limitless Citizens United funds that the plutocrats will stuff into the Republican coffers without your help in perpetuating and expanding upon the Obama-Biden legacy!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your difficult decision.

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Reply Thank you Vice President Biden! We need you involved in this key election, but not as a candidate. (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2015 #1
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #2
FlatBaroque Oct 2015 #3
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #4

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 03:36 PM

1. I hate to admit it, but

a little bit of me wanted him to run just because it would have made things so interesting. My more sensible self is glad he isn't.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 03:58 PM

2. I feel the same way. Many "ifs" -- if he was more ideologically divergent from Clinton, if he was a

bit younger, if he had gotten the race a year ago, and -- mostly -- if not for his terrible personal tragedy ...

I think that Joe Biden would have brought is good perspective to the race under different circumstances, but under the current circumstances, I am afraid he was limited to the role of a spoiler.

I think his candidacy might well have resulted in a brokered convention, and I further think he might have come out of a brokered convention with the nomination, but I despair the chances of any party whose nominee is the result of a brokered convention.

I am very greatly relieved that the Vice President has chosen not to run as a candidate, but I am very encouraged by his promise not to be silent about the campaign.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 04:09 PM

3. Yes. I'm impressed by his judgement and gravitas.

Biden: 'I actually like Dick Cheney for real'

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/biden-i-actually-like-dick-cheney-for-real/article/2574489


Run, Joe, Run! Run into a f'ing lake.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 06:10 PM

4. Even when his head was in the wrong place, his heart was in the right place. He wasn't my choice (or

second or third choice) 1988 or my first or second or third choice in 2008, nor would he have been in my top three preferred candidates in 2016, but he's been a loyal VP and has done much good over the course of his career.

If he had run -- as many politicians would have been tempted to do -- he would have endangered our chances of winning in November 2016. It was selfless that he chose not to run when it was so obvious that he wanted to run. I'm very grateful for that.

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