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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!
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still_one

(92,758 posts)
1. Biden's going to run. I hear he will announce after Easter, or Passover, take your choice
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 09:53 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Stare Decisis

(229 posts)
2. Good.
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:00 PM
Apr 2019

But let me make it clear that support of one does not imply opposition to others. I am voting FOR Joe. Not against anyone.

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

GemDigger

(4,305 posts)
4. That would make sense.
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:08 PM
Apr 2019

It is still lent. He is a devout Catholic.

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

R B Garr

(17,082 posts)
3. I've heard the same as still one--after Easter. nt
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:00 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

UniteFightBack

(8,231 posts)
6. Look at you guys...hearing stuff ! Well that makes most sense...let's have a last holiday
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:23 PM
Apr 2019

before our lives get turned upside down and inside out and won't be fully our own for the next 6 years or so.

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

R B Garr

(17,082 posts)
11. lol, Im pretty sure I heard it on MSNBC.
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 11:40 PM
Apr 2019

I think you might be right about the Easter holiday, Joe being Catholic and all.

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

Cha

(299,300 posts)
5. Joe will run and be stronger..
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:10 PM
Apr 2019

We need Schiff in the HOUSE

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

Funtatlaguy

(10,957 posts)
8. How bout this scenario
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:38 PM
Apr 2019

Biden. POTUS
Harris. VEEP
Schiff. named to replace Harris in Senate...Schiff replaces Schumer as Majority Leader in new Dem controlled Senate.



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

Cha

(299,300 posts)
10. That sounds ideal!
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:50 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

AlexSFCA

(6,139 posts)
7. we have exellent candidates even without Biden
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:26 PM
Apr 2019

So it won’t be a huge loss. Besides, if this is the reason he doesn’t run; then it’s for the best - when real stuff is gonna come out he will crumble.

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

Decoy of Fenris

(1,954 posts)
9. I'd be surprised if he doesn't run. I think he knows he has the best chance to stomp Trump. nt
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 10:39 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Gothmog

(147,390 posts)
12. In Defense of Joe Biden: A Hug When I Needed One
Fri Apr 5, 2019, 12:59 AM
Apr 2019



At age 33, I had been a life-long Republican. I worked for, what many might describe as the “dark side and/or Darth Vaders of politics”, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Sarah Palin. I was conservative in my upbringing, values, and beliefs. I stayed true to those feelings yet still found myself drawn to Joe Biden. Our affable, blunder-prone, yet seemingly oh-so-real Vice President.....

I was anxious, sad, and seriously swollen with emotion but was able to get a chance to meet the Vice President. Many of the local Democrats remarked “what are YOU doing here?” when I showed up in line at his photo opportunity. I explained my affection for VP Biden because of what I had been through, and no one blinked an eye, everyone understood. He was a good man. No matter your party.

When my turn came up to have my brief meet-and-greet and photo taken with Vice President Biden, I was nervous. Why AM I here?? But immediately, he knew my story (his staff had briefed him) and he brought me in for a long, big hug. It was exactly what I needed. We discussed Beau and my father. We talked about the recent loss of my mother — he understood family tragedy. He was close, nose to nose at times and hand in hand, but it was in that personal touch that I KNEW he was a human. Not a Vice President, or a politician, or someone that was giving a speech later that night. He was a real person, who had been through real things. Just like me. We must’ve talked for five minutes — far more than the paying Democrat contributors got! — but it was so genuine, no one would complain. Especially Mr. Biden, communicating and comparing stories with me was clearly a highlight for him amidst his political duties. I left with a giant smile on my face, the first in days, and was uplifted for a long time after. I met my hero, and he was exactly what I had expected him to be.

My point in telling this story is that, while Vice President Biden has a very personal and affectionate way about him, it is only because he loves people. He loves people’s stories. Man, woman, child. Father, mother, son, daughter, spouse. He knows people are hurting and can relate and offer genuine support. And human touch is the most basic form of relaying that. There is no ulterior motive — he just wants to get close to everyone. Because he cares about their stories. And is human. And THAT is what matters most and crosses all party lines.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Socal31

(2,484 posts)
13. We might be witnessing a genius strategy.
Fri Apr 5, 2019, 06:01 AM
Apr 2019

Biden is in the middle of the worst scandal he can face
(even if you believe it is politically motivated, it's still happening). Questions about his tough-on-crime and other conservative-by-today's-standards parts of his record will undoubtedly come up down the line, but the majority of Americans understand that society and its leaders evolve.

And this is before he even does an official announcement, which will give him a bump. He will run, no question.

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

Gothmog

(147,390 posts)
14. Early State Democrats Stand With Biden As Touching Scandal Falls Flat
Mon Apr 8, 2019, 07:49 PM
Apr 2019



Progressives and advisers to Bernie Sanders hoped that they could keep Biden out of the race with a scandal that centers around personal space. The scandal though never really dominated the news like they hoped it or accelerated enough to damage the former vice president’s potential candidacy. Biden is still leading in the way too early polling, and he has seen no erosion in his support since the touching scandal started.

The challenge that any Democratic candidate faces is that Joe Biden has deep roots and a huge national organization of party officials. Biden is beloved by the party rank and file, and it is going to take more than what his political adversaries tried to turn into a scandal to stop his candidacy.

After seeing the behavior of porn star paying off, Access Hollywood tape accused sexual assaulter Trump, Joe Biden’s behavior doesn’t rise to the level of disqualifying in the minds of many Democrats.

Democratic voters may choose a different nominee, but Joe Biden is showing why he is going to be hard to beat in 2020.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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