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Thu Mar 5, 2020, 09:10 AM

 

Obama Learned to Love Biden. Now Democratic Voters Are, Too.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/barack-obama-learned-to-love-joe-biden-now-democratic-voters-are-too?ref=wrap
With Joe, familiarity breeds not contempt, but respect and even love.
Jonathan Alter
Published Mar. 05, 2020 4:42AM ET

Not long after the 2008 Democratic Convention, Barack Obama had a chilly phone conversation with his running mate, Joe Biden. Obama was annoyed that Biden seemed to be saying something stupid on the campaign trail practically every week. This time it was Biden aimlessly speculating that Obama would be “tested” overseas after becoming president, which highlighted the nominee’s inexperience.

That testing didn’t happen, but something else did: Obama and Biden became exceptionally close, arguably the closest of any president and vice president in American history. How that happened tells us something important this campaign season.

With Biden, familiarity breeds not contempt, but respect and even love. As his admiring old Senate colleagues and loyal staff attest, the longer you know him, the better he looks.


The rest is for members only, but I thought this clip was worth calling attention to for those of us who have learned to cherish the man.




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

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Reply Obama Learned to Love Biden. Now Democratic Voters Are, Too. (Original post)
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 09:29 AM

1. I'll support his nomination

 

but don't become too giddy just yet. I'm sorry, I can't "love" him.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:26 AM

2. Reading "When They Call You A Terrorist"

 

Makes it impossible for me to muster anything that resembles enthusiasm or love.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:38 AM

3. Listen I will vote for him in the General, and if anyone asks, I will explain to people

 

who are waffling that we have no other choice. But I am not a member of the cheer-leading squad and I just will step out to explain why some of the methods used here to promote Biden may fall short of their mark. In this case, you have to remember that the Obamas also learned to love George W. Bush. It's what they do.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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