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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden reached out to several supporters Tuesday saying he intends to run for president in 2020, according to a new report.

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The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Biden told his supporters that he was worried he would be unable to raise large sums of money in the hours following his announcement. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), both of whom are running for president, raised eyebrows when they announced they had raised $6.1 million and $5.9 million, respectively, in the first 24 hours of their campaigns.

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-03-20 03:18 AM | Reply

Oh gosh I am so yawn, excited

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-03-20 03:20 AM | Reply

Biden is the candidate most likely to beat Trump. The only way he can screw it up is if he starts coming across as wish washy on his principles, as a number of candidates already have The general electorate has already voted to send him to the White House twice.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-20 09:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I expect that gaffe-machine to flame-out as he did in his previous runs.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-20 09:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I expect that gaffe-machine to flame-out as he did in his previous runs.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-03-20 09:31

He's already well on the way towards giving Herr Trump his nineteenth nervous breakdown.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-03-20 10:05 AM | Reply

Saw several articles claiming Biden is considering naming a VP pick early. It could just be a signal to others to get in line, or he may already have a short list or even a top pick in mind.

It probably won't be Stacy Abrams, as one article suggested.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-20 01:33 PM | Reply

Biden has all the time in the world to announce. This is a candidate which had a podium saved for his non-appearance at the first primary DNC debate at the 11th hour. No reason for him to jump into the current mess 20 months before the election.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-20 03:36 PM | Reply

I wish Biden would just announce already. The sooner he announces the quicker we can all remember the many reasons none of us ever supported him to be President in past elections.

#8 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-03-20 03:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

gaffe-machine

Trump says stupid/cruel things and means them. At least gaffes are unintentional.

You and every cretin like you has permanently forfeited the right to criticize "gaffes."

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-03-20 03:47 PM | Reply

heavy sigh... we need younger people in office.

#10 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-20 03:58 PM | Reply

heavy sigh... we need younger people in office.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-20 03:58 PM | Reply

heavy sigh... we need younger people in office.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite

I am not so sure about that. We need People with actual Leadership skills (not Mob Boss experience) Experience in Government, Creativity, Compassion, Empathy, Drive and the Energy to see it through. Doesn't matter how old they are.

Oh, and a dash of Common Sense would be awesome.

Slip of the tongue gaff-machine Joe is awesome, he is Good People. He really does try to speak his mind. Which is why he is know for his gaffes. Sometimes we know things we should tell others but we really really want to!! Boom. That's when you oops!! Gaffe! Or Freudian Slip. Many terms for it.

Not so sure Biden really is the man for the job either. But, not because of his age. Because this Job also requires someone more experienced with dealing with Trolls and Witches and some very large and Nasty Rats and taking out the trash. Not sure he learned that under Obama.

But, it WAS indeed a Big ---- Deal!

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-20 07:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The sooner he announces the quicker we can all remember the many reasons none of us ever supported him to be President in past elections.

#8 | Posted by moder8

I didn't support him because he was never the best candidate at the time. And when he could have been he didn't run because of sad issues in his personal Life. But, I would have probably voted for him in the end if he had run against Trump.

Also, it is just a very Strange Thing that you cannot remember why you don't support him. Why can't you remember those things now?

Are you waiting for Fixed News or the Madcow talking points to come out so you know what it is that you do not like?

Sad!

I know right now I like him. And I know why. Even though he has done stupid stuff.

He outclasses Donald J Trump by a million miles. 93 million miles, even! At least 1 AU (which is really only 8 Light minutes so maybe he really is a billion trillion miles ahead of President Stupid).

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-20 07:27 PM | Reply

"He outclasses Donald J Trump"

who doesn't? even ann coulter is repulsed by our lard assed potus.

#14 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-03-20 07:29 PM | Reply

"The sooner he announces the quicker we can all remember the many reasons none of us ever supported him to be President in past elections."

A majority of the country voted for a Presidential ticket with his name on it, twice.

If you don't want to defeat Trump next year, don't support Biden.

#15 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-20 09:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

A majority of the country voted for a Presidential ticket with his name on it, twice.

If you don't want to defeat Trump next year, don't support Biden.

#15 | Posted by sentinel

If you think biden had anything to do with that, you shouldnt be giving strategic electoral advice.

Biden was just there to make the bankers comfortable that if obama went down, they'd still have a man in the white house.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-20 09:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"A lot of us sit around thinking up ways to vote conservative just so we don't come out with a liberal rating," Biden told Washingtonian in 1974. "When it comes to civil rights and civil liberties, I'm a liberal but that's it. I'm really quite conservative on most other issues."

If Biden wanted low marks from liberal groups, he got them. By 1978, Americans for Democratic Action, the preeminent liberal watchdog group of the time, gave Biden a score of just 50, lower than its ratings for some Republicans. Kennedy typically scored in the 90s.

Biden's ratings recovered in the 1980s, fueled by a liberal foreign policy record. But on domestic policy ? from school integration to tax policy ? he was functionally allied with the Reagan administration.

He voted for a landmark Reagan tax bill that slashed the top income tax rate from 70 percent to 50 percent and exempted many wealthy families from the estate tax on unearned inheritances, a measure that cost the federal government an estimated $83 billion in annual revenue. He then called for a spending freeze on Social Security in order to reduce the deficits that tax law helped to create.

"While this program is severe," Biden said on the Senate floor, "it is the only proposal that will halt the upward spiral of deficits," which supposedly threatened "an economic and political crisis of extraordinary proportions" within 18 months.

By the time Biden first ran for president in 1987, he had adopted much of Reagan's anti-government message in his pitch to Democratic voters
www.huffpost.com

#17 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-03-20 11:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Like I said, if you don't want to defeat Trump...

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-20 11:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-20 11:08 P

Yeah, and only Hillary Clinton could defeat trump as well.

#19 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-03-21 12:01 AM | Reply

just another SOB that's sucked the taxpayer --- his whole life. he'd tell you all about the sacrifices he's made serving the country and how he can make it all better after the trump debacle.
if the democrat machine pushes this "Peter Principle" proof and perpetual political pustule, then we could very well see another 4 years of trump

#20 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-03-21 03:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What I heard was he announced by mistake while claiming to have the most progressive record of any of the candidates. Biden will be business as usual. Business as usual means Corporate domination of DC.

#21 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-03-21 07:10 AM | Reply

It's way to early but I see it playing out with Biden and Beto in the finals. Of course, Beto has to pass the mud slinging test and we have no idea what to expect from him in the debates.

#22 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-03-21 07:53 AM | Reply

"Yeah, and only Hillary Clinton could defeat trump as well."

Nonsense. Biden was the candidate most likely to beat Trump, both then and now. Clinton was a far weaker candidate, with weaker debating and public speaking skills and a horrible personality.

Those of you who think there's a stronger candidate or potential candidate than Biden need to explain why they're more likely to win the electoral vote, not just because you agree more with their views.

#23 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-21 09:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Like I said, if you don't want to defeat Trump...

#18 | Posted by sentinel

Like I said, if you think biden is why obama won, you don't know what you're talking about.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-21 11:11 AM | Reply

It's way to early but I see it playing out with Biden and Beto in the finals. Of course, Beto has to pass the mud slinging test and we have no idea what to expect from him in the debates.

#22 | Posted by CrisisStills

A sellout vs an empty suit. God forbid.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-21 11:12 AM | Reply

"if you think biden is why obama won"

Never said that, but VP picks do matter, and it is an elected position. Just ask Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan, both of whom he wiped the floor with in debates.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-21 11:25 AM | Reply

Never said that, but VP picks do matter, and it is an elected position. Just ask Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan, both of whom he wiped the floor with in debates.

#26 | Posted by sentinel

VP picks BARELY matter. The only way they matter is in trying to appeal to a demographic who isn't happy about the demographic of the presidential nominee.

Obama would have won with ronald mcdonald as his VP. Biden deserves zero credit for it.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-21 01:17 PM | Reply

And it proves NOTHING about his ability to beat trump.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-21 01:41 PM | Reply

"Obama would have won with ronald mcdonald as his VP."

Okay, you're trolling. Whatever. It's a fact that people do notice VP candidates and consider whether they deserve to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. The 2008 election certainly would have been much closer if he'd chosen a clown on par with Sarah Palin. It's absurd to suggest otherwise.

#29 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-21 02:28 PM | Reply

It's absurd to suggest otherwise.

#29 | Posted by sentinel

It's absurd to suggest that a 2 time presidential campaign LOSER, who then won as a VP attached to a successful president, will then turn around to win a presidential campaign.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-21 02:31 PM | Reply

Nobody really cares about a candidate's running record more than 10 years ago. If it had been in the previous cycle, yes it would matter. Being twice elected Vice President together with a very popular President is what's most recent in his earned experience. That, combined with the fact he's able to talk and act like a serious adult without taking himself too seriously is a huge asset for him.

I would say I'm still waiting for someone to mention a candidate who fits the criteria I laid out in #23, but I know it's not coming.

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-21 03:19 PM | Reply

VP picks BARELY matter. The only way they matter is in trying to appeal to a demographic who isn't happy about the demographic of the presidential nominee.

Who did Tim Kaine appeal to?

#32 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-03-21 03:33 PM | Reply

Who did Tim Kaine appeal to?

#32 | Posted by GOnoles92

The bankers funding hillary's campaign. Same people biden appealed to. They need to know if their puppet president dies, the backup is also one of their puppets.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-21 03:41 PM | Reply

I would say I'm still waiting for someone to mention a candidate who fits the criteria I laid out in #23, but I know it's not coming.

#31 | Posted by sentinel

Debates skills, public speaking skills, and personality? Most of the current candidates.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-03-21 03:42 PM | Reply

"Who did Tim Kaine appeal to?"

Kaine was like the namby pamby liberal stereotypes that South Park and Beavis & -------- parodied.

#35 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-21 03:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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