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Monday, June 10, 2019

Catrena Norris Carter is a bundle of conflicting impulses. As a black woman, she's delighted with Kamala Harris' presidential bid. As a liberal activist, she's thrilled with Elizabeth Warren's groaning board of progressive policy proposals. But as someone consumed with defeating President Trump, Carter is determined to think with her head, not her heart, and that cold calculation is pushing her toward Joe Biden among the crowded 2020 Democratic field.

The former vice president may not excite her like some candidates. But he boasts one asset that, to Carter's mind, surpasses all others: As a white male firmly embedded in the political establishment, Biden -- more than a female or black candidate -- stands the best chance of winning the White House.

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"They are so sick and tired of being sick and tired of Trump, there's this almost unconscious feeling they're going to go with the candidate that is more likely to beat him," said Ron Lester, a Washington pollster who has spent decades surveying the attitudes of black voters.

For many, Lester said, "that is probably a white male," given their deep-seated belief "that America is still a very racist place and a very misogynistic place and that a candidate who doesn't get any white votes is probably going to lose."

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At the end of the day, regardless of color or ideology, the only thing that is important is removing the Cheetolini stain from the Oval Office carpet.

Once that is done then we can have important policy discussions on the country's appetite for progressive advancements.

To get there, I agree with those who think that Joe Biden has the best chance to beat Trump, which is all that matters at this point.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-06-10 02:37 PM | Reply

"that is probably a white male," given their deep-seated belief "that America is still a very racist place and a very misogynistic place and that a candidate who doesn't get any white votes is probably going to lose."

Too true.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-06-10 02:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yup it doesn't matter to the Dems if their candidate can run this country well or bring everyone together, all that matters is that they win and get power. No surprise and really explains the meltdown after Hillary lost. Here's a hint, maybe if you actually had someone run who had some ideas on how to improve the country and foreign relations you might be able to win but don't listen to me, keep trotting out the crazies because you think they can win.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-06-10 03:32 PM | Reply

"that is probably a white male," given their deep-seated belief "that America is still a very racist place and a very misogynistic place and that a candidate who doesn't get any white votes is probably going to lose."

#2 | POSTED BY ZED

Is that a Joe Biden quote?

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 04:27 PM | Reply

#5

I think that is his new campaign motto:

"Vote for Biden because the candidate who doesn't get any white votes is probably going to lose."

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 04:32 PM | Reply

you know that's exactly American people want, a DC insider who won't shake things up or fight for Medicare for all.

They want someone sold out to big corporations with no big ideas.

You know winners like Algore, Kerry, Hillary these are the moderates that win elections that the DNC and the media tell you to vote for.

Dems need to stop trying to get the conservative vote and need to go after the far bigger potential vote, those voters who feel left out political system, those who look at Dems and want to vote for them but in the end, they feel that Dems offer them very little to nothing.

The Dems goto get them to vote as they did with Obama, give them a real reason to vote and they will vote

#6 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-06-10 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Dems need to stop trying to get the conservative vote and need to go after the far bigger potential vote, those voters who feel left out political system, those who look at Dems and want to vote for them but in the end, they feel that Dems offer them very little to nothing."

Yeah, well, that's the double edged sword that got us Obama and Trump.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-10 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yes Trump ran against the DC insiders and Obama ran on Hope and change

Bidens running on nothing but he supposedly can beat trump and that's it, people will stay home and not bother to vote if that's all he really offers

"Biden's support has dropped by almost a third in the Iowa poll since December and his favorability rating has fallen by 10 points.

Only 29 percent of his supporters are "extremely enthusiastic" about him, CNN pollster Jenn Agiesta pointed out"
www.oregonlive.com

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-06-10 05:34 PM | Reply

Yap.

Ole Joe has never won a single primary or caucus in any of his numerous presidential runs.

Solid candidate.

Fo sho.

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-06-10 05:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yep what DC needs, another white male with more of the STANDARD political lawlessness.

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-06-10 06:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If it is Biden in the end, still a big if, I hope he picks a woman--Harris, Abrams, Warren--for his VP.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-06-10 09:16 PM | Reply

#11

Agreed, and Harris would be the best pick, Abrams would be the 2020 version of Palin and there is no way he would pick Warren, she is too threatening to him in many ways.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 09:20 PM | Reply

I think any of those three women could take Pence in a debate, but being VP is about more than winning a debate. I think Biden is likely to go with someone younger, so probably Harris or Abrams. Harris has the advantage of being up on all the issues as a result of campaigning herself. Perhaps Biden/Harris would work to beat Trump, and I would like that Biden would have a woman's voice and perspective at his side in the WH. I'm assuming he would treat his VP with the same kind of respect Obama conferred on him. Since I'm letting myself dream here, I wonder if Biden would consider only running for one term and then letting Harris run as the top of the ticket in 2024, and she could become our first female president that way. Based on what I've seen of Kamala so far, I think could live with that.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-06-10 09:32 PM | Reply

IMO, a Biden-Harris ticket is unbeatable

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-10 09:32 PM | Reply

If it is Biden in the end, still a big if, I hope he picks a woman
#11 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

You know he will. Harris has the best neck and shoulders.

Joe likey-likey

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 09:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

#14

I agree, and since the Dems won't even start impeachment proceedings against Trump, you better hope that is how it shakes out if you want to get rid of him.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 09:54 PM | Reply

For many black voters, 2020 is about beating Trump

I guess they don't like employment.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-11 09:47 AM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

Harris is a poor choice .. which is why I selected her in my Beto/HangEmHighHarris selection ...

#18 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-11 09:52 AM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY SNIPER

This is just another White SJW Liberals telling other people what they should think, kind of article.

#19 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-11 09:53 AM | Reply

My morning coffee line here in CA...
twitter.com

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-11 10:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

--My morning coffee line here in CA...
twitter.com

Typical california "progressive."

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-11 10:36 AM | Reply

Record low black unemployment, record numbers of blacks in the workforce, prison reform signed....man, Trump really hates blacks...

#22 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-06-11 11:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#20 It's Speaksoftly. I'm sure of it.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-11 01:15 PM | Reply

#17. Is the word hate allowed?

#24 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-06-11 01:40 PM | Reply

All patriotic Americans should be focused on beating the Orange skidmark in 2020.
Regardless of race, religion, political affiliation.

You know you are not going to change the minds of the terminally stupid racist (R)tards, but they are severely out numbered.

#25 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-11 05:12 PM | Reply

You are right aborted. Stupid can't be fixed and you are living proof. The orange skid mark is in your panties.

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-12 10:32 AM | Reply

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