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10. Welcome him? Absolutely, want him? Well, not as much as other candidates...
Sat Jul 4, 2015, 08:19 AM
Jul 2015

I come out about 97% aligned with Sanders, with Biden (~85%) and then Clinton (~70%) on the candidate quiz things, not that I think they are very accurate or free from selection bias in their construction.

But, I'm old-school and I do think many voices in the primary are a good thing. It's sometimes even a good thing to have candidates very close in their views so that good ideas don't get hidden by a label or a personality feature.

In the old days, when votes were more important than money diverse primaries were seen as good for the candidates themselves.
The range of ideas that emerge across the primary tests those ideas support and appeal, and the good ones became features of the nominee's general campaign.

Joe Biden is a good man, a very good man, and an excellent VP. CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2015 #1
I love Joe Biden... Ino Jul 2015 #2
Finally something we can all agree on? Cheese Sandwich Jul 2015 #3
I think he should run. gwheezie Jul 2015 #4
I guess it depends if one agrees with his positions. still_one Jul 2015 #8
I don't agree with all of anyone's positions gwheezie Jul 2015 #26
AVMs. Two of them. MADem Jul 2015 #5
Same for me. BlueMTexpat Jul 2015 #9
On more than one occasion he has said that was his "dream job." MADem Jul 2015 #11
Another one of my key issues with him is BlueMTexpat Jul 2015 #12
I think people -- especially people here at DU -- forget what the "sense of the nation" was back MADem Jul 2015 #16
thanks for this adult analysis MBS Jul 2015 #20
Seth McF. does have a way of nailing it--even when it's a bit snarky/painful! nt MADem Jul 2015 #21
Those incidents were around 30 years ago oberliner Jul 2015 #13
What's past is prologue. MADem Jul 2015 #17
I think his positives outweigh his negatives oberliner Jul 2015 #18
I agree, but I'd as soon he didn't run. He'll do what he feels, of course! MADem Jul 2015 #19
Yes, they were--and the rightwing loves 'em. Still. MADem Jul 2015 #30
Yes, he is honest akbacchus_BC Jul 2015 #6
No. SheilaT Jul 2015 #7
Lol. Agschmid Jul 2015 #24
Welcome him? Absolutely, want him? Well, not as much as other candidates... HereSince1628 Jul 2015 #10
Why shouldn't he run for president if sufrommich Jul 2015 #14
I love Joe, Barack, and Hillary DemocratSinceBirth Jul 2015 #15
No for a few different reasons davidpdx Jul 2015 #22
I think Beau's illness may have prevented him from running TexasBushwhacker Jul 2015 #28
Anyone who wants to, and has the ambition to should run. Agschmid Jul 2015 #23
Sure, why not? Lil Missy Jul 2015 #25
He'd likely take some of the Hillary vote. So..... libdem4life Jul 2015 #27
No ibegurpard Jul 2015 #29
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