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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:45 AM

 

Joe Biden Is Running for President

The Atlantic

Joe Biden is running. The former vice president will make his candidacy official with a video announcement next Wednesday, according to people familiar with the discussions who have been told about them by top aides.

Seriously, heís actually made a decision. Itís taken two years of back-and-forth, itíll be his third (or, depending on how you count, seventh) try for the White House, and many people thought he wouldnít actually do it, but the biggest factor reshaping the 2020 Democratic-primary field is actually locking into place.

He wants this. He really wants this. Heís wanted this since he was first elected to the Senate, in 1972, and heís decided that he isnít too old, isnít too out of sync with the current energy in the Democratic Party, and certainly wasnít going to be chased out by the women who accused him of making them feel uncomfortable or demeaned because of how heíd touched them.

Bidenís campaign will, at its core, argue that the response to Donald Trump requires an experienced, calm hand to help America take a deep breath and figure out a way to get back on track. First, however, the man who would become the oldest president in American history needs to get through a primaryóone thatís already tracking 18 other candidates, including six senators, two governors, a charismatic Texan wannabe senator, a geek-cool Indiana mayor with an impossible-to-pronounce name, and a guy no one had ever heard of whoís already scored a spot on the debate stage by becoming a mock obsession in weird corners of the internet by talking about universal basic income and robots.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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brooklynite Apr 2019 OP
janterry Apr 2019 #1
democratisphere Apr 2019 #2
louis c Apr 2019 #3
Freddie Apr 2019 #4
shanny Apr 2019 #5
janterry Apr 2019 #7
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #32
janterry Apr 2019 #44
JI7 Apr 2019 #9
shanny Apr 2019 #35
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #17
SFnomad Apr 2019 #24
LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #28
patricia92243 Apr 2019 #6
Kahuna7 Apr 2019 #8
samnsara Apr 2019 #10
highplainsdem Apr 2019 #11
Skya Rhen Apr 2019 #12
DownriverDem Apr 2019 #13
Gothmog Apr 2019 #14
quickesst Apr 2019 #15
Kahuna7 Apr 2019 #27
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #16
helpisontheway Apr 2019 #22
Pope George Ringo II Apr 2019 #30
BlueStater Apr 2019 #18
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #19
BlueStater Apr 2019 #20
Kahuna7 Apr 2019 #25
awesomerwb1 Apr 2019 #29
BlueStater Apr 2019 #37
LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #38
Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #33
bearsfootball516 Apr 2019 #34
BlueStater Apr 2019 #36
bearsfootball516 Apr 2019 #39
BlueStater Apr 2019 #40
janterry Apr 2019 #45
helpisontheway Apr 2019 #21
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #23
Kahuna7 Apr 2019 #26
redstateblues Apr 2019 #31
David__77 Apr 2019 #41
BlueStater Apr 2019 #42
LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #43
Cha Apr 2019 #46
Baclava Apr 2019 #47
UniteFightBack Apr 2019 #48
flamingdem Apr 2019 #49

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:49 AM

1. Sigh

 

n/t
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:49 AM

2. Great news.

 

Now we can really start moving forward.
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Joe Biden

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:51 AM

3. Where did I hear this before?...

 

Ö

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=71491
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:52 AM

4. Great news

 

Heís not my first choice but I will enthusiastically support his candidacy.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:52 AM

5. I suspect he may come to regret this.

 

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

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Response to shanny (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:59 AM

7. I think we will, too

 

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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to janterry (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:21 AM

32. No he can win.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #32)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:32 PM

44. It's not my choice. It's time to move forward

 

we have plenty of good candidates with new and exciting ideas.

No one I know, in my circle of friends is at all excited for him to run. They are pretty miserable about it (all very liberal democrats - fwiw)
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Response to shanny (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:08 AM

9. why would he regret it ? at worst he will lose the primary which he is used to

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:35 AM

35. lol

 

very true--but if he doesn't get in, he can skate off into the sunset with his Uncle Joe/Obama's wingman/good guy persona intact. If he does get in, I suspect that image will be heavily tarnished.
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Response to shanny (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:28 AM

17. I suspect another candidate may regret running.

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to shanny (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:51 AM

24. The only people that will come to regret this are BS and his supporters

 

I'm sure by the end of this, they'll be crying about how the establishment has stolen the nomination they were entitled to.
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Response to SFnomad (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:14 AM

28. +∞

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:56 AM

6. yippee - not.

 

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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:05 AM

8. Yippeee! YAASSS!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:12 AM

10. hes got my vote

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:20 AM

11. Great news!

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:59 AM

12. I am beyond excited! Thanks a million for your selflessness!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:16 AM

13. So very happy!!!!!

 

Nothing in Biden's past compares with trump. Foreign leaders are begging him to run. He can beat trump. He won't take trump's crap. trump does not want to run against Biden. trump needs Pennsylvania. Biden can win Pennsylvania. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Biden has a close relationship with blue collar workers. They will support him because they know how much trump has screwed him. I would love to see Biden run with a strong progressive Dem woman (Harris?). She would then be positioned to become the first woman President! (remember we have not had a woman VP yet either)
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:23 AM

14. Yeah

 


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:25 AM

15. A game changer.....

 

.... to say the least. Welcome aboard Joe! We've been expecting you.
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Response to quickesst (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:11 AM

27. ...

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:26 AM

16. Great news! He alone can beat Trump.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:15 AM

30. Also, don't forget:

 

He alone can beat Sanders.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:31 AM

18. Yawn.

 

Ugh.
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Undecided

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:38 AM

19. Inslee is where in the polls?

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:42 AM

20. He's a better candidate than Biden could ever hope to be.

 

So I'll endure your cheap shots.
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Response to BlueStater (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:09 AM

25. No one is better than Joe when it comes to repairing our image

 

on the international stage, and countering trump's lies about how he "inherited a MESS!"
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Response to BlueStater (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:15 AM

29. You came into a Joe Biden-decided-to-run thread

 

to "yawn" about it and you're calling others "cheap shots" for doing the same thing you did to begin with.

Brilliant!

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:39 AM

37. It wasn't a cheap shot. It was my opinion.

 

I find absolutely nothing appealing about Biden's third, ego-driven bid for the presidency.
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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:39 AM

38. +1

 

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:24 AM

33. He has no chance of winning a general

 

I want to win. And Joe Biden is a good man. I really like him...don't know much about Inslee but, I don't believe anyone but joe can win.
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Response to BlueStater (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:30 AM

34. A better candidate?

 

Biden is consistently in first place in most polls, often by wide margins. Inslee can't even pull a single point of support in many of those same polls.
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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:37 AM

36. How about you actually compare their records rather than base your opinion on polling.

 

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Undecided

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #36)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:47 AM

39. Because polling shows who people will vote for.

 

And from what we've seen, that's very clearly not Inslee.
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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #39)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:53 AM

40. Polling is based on name recognition.

 

Inslee has low name recognition at the moment. You're not going to vote for someone you're not even aware exists.

And Biden has a crappy voting record, but a lot of people are unaware of this. He's riding high based on his association with Obama and nothing else.
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Response to BlueStater (Reply #40)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:45 PM

45. Early polling like this means little

 

I agree - it's all name recognition. When the race heats up - we'll see who rises to the top. It's my hope that it's someone new, with new energy - and new ideas.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:43 AM

21. Good...not my top pick but he will make it harder for

 

Bernie to secure the nomination. That is good news to me.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:44 AM

23. Great news

 

People need an antidote after the Barr poisoning.
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:09 AM

26. Exactly. Biden had the inside intel into what was going on. nt

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:16 AM

31. Go Joe!! Beat Trump

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:09 AM

41. I'm optimistic about him campaigning.

 

Regardless of outcome, I think would be a positive development.
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Tulsi Gabbard

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:16 AM

42. It needs to be said that, based on recent developments, I'm not even 100% sure that Trump will be on

 

the ticket next year.

That will throw away a major argument for Biden's candidacy right off the bat.
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Undecided

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #42)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:28 AM

43. On the contrary, I think it bolsters him. The "never Trump" Republican votes will no longer be an

 

issue, and a more left-wing candidate would have a harder time.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:59 PM

46. GOOD!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:24 PM

47. Biden Thinks It'll Be Easy to Beat Bernie?

 

you left this part out



The primary, Biden believes, will be easier than some might think: He sees a clear path down the middle of the party, especially with Bernie Sanders occupying a solid 20 percent of the progressive base, and most of the other candidates fighting for the rest.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:45 PM

48. Bet on Biden! Go with JOE! Let's get this!!!! nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #48)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:59 PM

49. +1000

 

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