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Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:19 AM

 

Another Politico article solely on Biden--good, despite the corny title

Biden finally shows up to the debate stage — just in time
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/26/biden-democratic-debate-117654

The former VP's strongest debate performance to date could help reassure supporters ahead of a make-or-break stretch for his campaign. By NATASHA KORECKI 02/26/2020 12:33 AM EST


Joe Biden turned in a debate performance Tuesday night that might have just saved him from elimination.

Desperately in need of some positive news heading into the must-win South Carolina primary on Saturday and then Super Tuesday, the former vice president snapped a string of lousy debate outings that had stoked doubts about his viability as a candidate, let alone a frontrunner.

He went on the attack. He defended Barack Obama’s honor. Biden, who rarely riles a crowd, was often greeted by cheers, whistles and applause. When Bernie Sanders tried to hit back at Biden, he was booed.

Though not entirely devoid of the verbal misfires and rambling syntax that has plagued him, it was the strongest of his 10 debates. And it came just in time: South Carolina has long been Biden’s firewall, given his appeal to African American voters, who play an outsize role in the Democratic primary electorate.

The Biden team tried to sell his distant-second finish to Sanders in Nevada as the start of a turnaround. But only victory in South Carolina will truly reset his candidacy. His longtime lead in the polls began shrinking after his losses in Iowa and New Hampshire.

But Biden's outing Tuesday night, coupled with the expected endorsement from powerful House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, will likely help him reassure anxious supporters. Clyburn wields huge influence in South Carolina politics.

Early on, Biden laid into Sanders over the Vermont senator’s past votes on guns and on Sanders’ flirtation with primarying Barack Obama in 2012.

“When we talk about progressive, let's talk about being progressive,” Biden began.

Biden went on to cite the mass shooting at the nearby Mother Emanuel church where a white supremacist killed nine people in 2015. “Bernie voted five times against the Brady bill, and wanted a waiting period … of 12 hours. I'm not saying he's responsible for the nine deaths, but that man would not have been able to get that weapon with the waiting period" he wanted.

Sanders responded saying he regretted some votes in the Senate and pointed back at controversial votes Biden had taken, including on the Iraq war.

Biden also alluded to Sanders’ flirtation with attempting to primary Obama, an issue that’s the focus of a new digital ad from the Biden campaign.

Biden also had his fair share of luck. He was able to escape the crossfire since billionaire Mike Bloomberg played the role of villain all night. And Sanders, as the frontrunner, drew most of the arrows, not Biden.

But Biden likely scored points when Sanders attempted to defend recent controversial remarks about Fidel Castro by likening them to past remarks made by Obama.

“The fact of the matter is [Obama], in fact, does not, did not, has never embraced an authoritarian regime and does not now,” Biden said to applause.

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

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UncleNoel Feb 2020 OP
Cha Feb 2020 #1
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Iliyah Feb 2020 #4
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:23 AM

1. He went on the attack. He defended Barack Obama's honor.

 

He went on the attack. He defended Barack Obama’s honor. Biden, who rarely riles a crowd, was often greeted by cheers, whistles and applause. When Bernie Sanders tried to hit back at Biden, he was booed.

Much more interesting! Thank you!
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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:27 AM

2. Chris Cillizza complained abut this! Lol!

 

Chris Cillizza

@CillizzaCNN

Candidates should not be allowed to try to pack the debate hall with a cheering section who applaud when they open their mouth.

It's not only annoying but it changes the way people watching on TV perceive answers and the candidates that give them.


Did they complain when Liz and others bused in supporters even from out of state!
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Response to UncleNoel (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:29 AM

3. Yeah, I saw that.. he sounded bitter.

 

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Response to UncleNoel (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:34 AM

4. Cillizza is a right winger . . .

 

Republicans don't want a match between shithole and VP Biden at all for many reasons, one main one . . .

EC states. Another one - coat tail for Democrats in congress.
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 12:04 PM

5. Kick!

 

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