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Stare Decisis

(229 posts)
Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:35 PM Feb 2019

Advising Biden To Wait Is A Mistake

I love Joe. I think he would be a great President. But waiting as long as he can is not ideal, because with this many candidates, the $$ and oxygen are drying up.

This process has started early, to be sure, and that frustrates even me, this never ending election thing. But the fact is, he is not an 800 lb elephant. I don't think there has been a more talented array of candidates for a major party nomination in the history of our country. We are not desperate to have Joe run, as good as he can be. This is another reason it is imperative he makes up his mind. Hesitation at this stage of a career, when so many others have the taste in their mouth, gives me pause about the fire to take on Trump. Make no mistake, it will be no cakewalk no matter who runs on either side, and I need to know that there is a fire in the belly, quelled by nothing other than the intense desire to defeat the GOP. I can't vote for someone with trepidation.

You have to know. If there is not that certainty, that, full steam ahead, as much as I love and respect Joe, I ask him to defer. If he is truly ready, I am too. But I can't wait all that much longer, my efforts and $$ have to go somewhere.

I can't stress this enough, it will take unfathomable determination to defeat this cabal. It can't just be "Nice to be President, if it works out."


It must be "It is imperative that I become President, and I WILL BE."

My 2 cents.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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elleng

(133,185 posts)
1. Nothing is 'drying up,' imo.
Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:46 PM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Garrett78

(10,721 posts)
2. Biden and maybe Beto can afford to wait a bit longer. Others, though, had better hurry.
Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:49 PM
Feb 2019

The likes of Hickenlooper, Inslee and even the better-known Brown had better hurry and make the leap if they're gonna. We're near the end of February and they don't have any first quarter earnings or campaign infrastructure in place.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Byronic

(504 posts)
7. Agreed.
Sun Feb 24, 2019, 05:43 AM
Feb 2019

Hickenlooper's plan was always "by the end of March" so we should be seeing some action on that front soon.

Governor Bullock of Montana will have a decision to make, too. The lesser known candidates need all the time in the race they can possibly get.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

jaysunb

(11,856 posts)
3. I hope he doesn't run n/t
Sat Feb 23, 2019, 08:55 PM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

WheelWalker

(9,034 posts)
4. The time for a thing is when it happens.
Sat Feb 23, 2019, 09:18 PM
Feb 2019

I believe Joe knows what he's doing. I'm not concerned.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,458 posts)
9. That's the way I look at it.
Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:09 AM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,346 posts)
5. I'd give Joe til the end of the month...after that, having had 3 yrs to decide whether to run or not
Sat Feb 23, 2019, 10:15 PM
Feb 2019

the indecisiveness is not a good look. Voters expect a candidate's heart to be in it... and I do hope it is and he runs, as Biden's experience will certainly add to the debate. Indeed, I think it will help distinguish Bernie, for the better.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!
The revolution has started!!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

BannonsLiver

(16,889 posts)
11. You know what's also not a good look?
Sun Feb 24, 2019, 03:23 PM
Feb 2019

Being wish washy and having no convictions on guns and sanctioning Russia. That’s also not a good look, but it will be brought up frequently in the campaign. Believe that.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

LongtimeAZDem

(4,494 posts)
6. We are a year away from the New Hampshire primary, and Biden doesn't have to worry about
Sat Feb 23, 2019, 11:18 PM
Feb 2019

name recognition. He has plenty of time to let the other candidates go stale.

"For fortune strums a mournful tune, for those whose campaigns peak too soon." - Bored of the Rings

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

ucrdem

(15,678 posts)
8. It might look more urgent than it is.
Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:07 AM
Feb 2019

Mid March is probably the soonest he'll make it official and it could be even later. It's a big commitment and he's basically looking at taking on the VRWC for the next five to ten years. They fight dirty and he's right to give the matter serious deliberation. But yeah the sooner the better.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BannonsLiver

(16,889 posts)
10. Meh...I'm not seeing the problem.
Sun Feb 24, 2019, 03:21 PM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
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