Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, May 18, 2019

As the one true known quantity in the Democratic nomination race, former vice president Joe Biden sits atop the pack of 2020 presidential contenders, relishing the prime position as he hosts a kickoff rally Saturday. The former longtime senator and lion of the Democratic Party is gearing up for what is certain to be a titanic battle against President Donald Trump.

Far from being the underdog, Biden is looking to cement his status as the man to beat, the blue-collar voter whisperer who is best positioned to take on and defeat Trump. By setting his own terms, limiting media engagements and minimizing chances for going off-script, the gaffe-prone Biden is emphasizing his status as preeminent party dignitary.

Polls give Biden, 76, a comfortable lead over the 22 other hopefuls. The latest RealClearPolitics aggregate puts him at 39.1 percent support, more than double the 16.4 percent of his nearest rival, liberal Senator Bernie Sanders. No one else is in double digits.

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If he can maintain the Joementum, we should be able to hand Cheetolini over to the SDNY prosecutors on November 4, 2020.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-05-18 08:49 PM | Reply

Prediction: Biden will not win the nomination. His lead in the polls will slip after many of the more progressive candidates drop out supporters gravitate towards one or two strong progressives.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-05-19 08:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Prediction: Biden will not win the nomination. His lead in the polls will slip after many of the more progressive candidates drop out supporters gravitate towards one or two strong progressives.

Came to the thread to say exactly this. It makes too much sense.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-05-19 08:53 AM | Reply

Then again I expected in 2016 that Trump's lead would slip after some of the traditional GOP candidates dropped out. So don't put money on my predictions.

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-05-19 09:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2

I would have been with you on this but who knows what the progressives will do when their particular chosen one falls off. With the large number of undecideds (some polls have them above 40%) it is all rank speculation at this point.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-19 01:17 PM | Reply

I think the primary will end before it even gets started. Biden will be the nominee. He's the sane choice and I think odds are in his favor against Trump.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-20 10:27 AM | Reply

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