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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:45 AM Apr 2019

Bernie Sanders is running for President. Everyone else ...

... in the field of Democratic candidates allegedly running for President are actually running for Vice-President, with one exception, and that's ...



For better or for worse, JOE BIDEN will, almost certainly, be our 2020 nominee, and, at this point, everyone else in the field is running for Vice President, with the notable exception of Bernie Sanders, as I mentioned, above.

Discuss.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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Bernie Sanders is running for President. Everyone else ... (Original Post) Laelth Apr 2019 OP
Biden/Harris 2020 democratisphere Apr 2019 #1
Biden/Harris would not hurt my feelings at all. Laelth Apr 2019 #13
Beto makes sense geographically. Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #28
I adore Kamala Harris. Laelth Apr 2019 #44
I hate the presumption. Why bother with primaries if we already know the winner? nt marylandblue Apr 2019 #2
I hate the presumption as well, ... Laelth Apr 2019 #4
I noticed that you support O'Rourke so I was confused by that. marylandblue Apr 2019 #6
Biden has consistently led in the polls ... Laelth Apr 2019 #9
Polls this early don't tell you much, especially in a crowded field. marylandblue Apr 2019 #14
I worry about Beto's ground game. Laelth Apr 2019 #17
I can see beating Joe, but, no, it certainly won't be Beto. InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #22
Yep, having a "presumptive nominee" doesn't always end well (nt) JaneQPublic Apr 2019 #5
To be fair, we don't know the winner at all. Agschmid Apr 2019 #11
I agree with you, with the exception of Elizabeth... she has a real shot in my view. InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #3
In a letter ... Laelth Apr 2019 #7
I think Bernie WOULD accept the VP slot... fortunately, I don't think, as the Democratic nominee InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #10
I can't imagine Bernie accepting a VP spot. MrsCoffee Apr 2019 #15
Guess we'll see. InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #16
I adore them both. Laelth Apr 2019 #20
Even for a committed Sanders supporter, you have an unusual amount of faith in him. marylandblue Apr 2019 #21
Agreed. Laelth Apr 2019 #31
Can't imagine anyone offering VP slot to Sanders, no safe net gain of votes empedocles Apr 2019 #53
Bernie's ego wouldn't let him. But it wouldn't happen anyhow, especially if Biden is the nominee. The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #52
+1 n/t Laelth Apr 2019 #56
I agree, I doubt Joe would offer the VP slot to Bernie, and vice versa. InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #60
Biden would have a much better shot with a young female VP, The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #61
How about Stacey Abrams? Laelth Apr 2019 #63
I don't know who. Just not another old white guy. The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #64
Agreed. n/t Laelth Apr 2019 #65
Yeah, not a chance Cosmocat Apr 2019 #62
Yes, very likely. honest.abe Apr 2019 #8
For better or for worse. Laelth Apr 2019 #38
if my memory serves me correctly tiredtoo Apr 2019 #12
Yeah, that does sound vaguely familiar. InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #19
Point. Laelth Apr 2019 #24
I dont see any Obamas in the current list of candidates. honest.abe Apr 2019 #34
LOL. Laelth Apr 2019 #39
This message was self-deleted by its author crazytown Apr 2019 #18
No. brooklynite Apr 2019 #23
It's nice to hear from a Hickenlooper supporter. Laelth Apr 2019 #27
Post removed Post removed Apr 2019 #25
Thank you for letting me know. Laelth Apr 2019 #29
I think we need an option to alert on an alert. honest.abe Apr 2019 #37
Huh?? That's crazy this would be reported as bashing. honest.abe Apr 2019 #36
Agreed. Go Joe!! Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #26
Great! Now that the primaries are over we can convert the primaries forum to yaesu Apr 2019 #30
Cat pics are cool ... Laelth Apr 2019 #41
This message was self-deleted by its author BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #32
+1000 nt BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #33
I just want to win. Laelth Apr 2019 #48
I don't think it's certain... Mike Nelson Apr 2019 #35
I look forward to the debates ... Laelth Apr 2019 #42
And yet no one is speaking derisively about Joe being "coronated" Maven Apr 2019 #40
Biden is not my first choice. Laelth Apr 2019 #43
He isn't my first choice, either, but I will gladly vote for him if he's the nominee Maven Apr 2019 #46
Point taken. Laelth Apr 2019 #49
They will; that or "annointed". Put money on it. LongtimeAZDem Apr 2019 #45
You have right to your opinions, although I think this one is nonsense. n/t BlueStater Apr 2019 #47
It's excellent to hear from an Inslee supporter. Thank you. Laelth Apr 2019 #50
That Biden will "almost certainly" be our nominee. BlueStater Apr 2019 #51
Please hear me. I HOPE you are right. Laelth Apr 2019 #57
You're welcome. BlueStater Apr 2019 #58
True. n/t Laelth Apr 2019 #59
There's an apt saying that "It ain't over till the fat lady sings." abqtommy Apr 2019 #54
True. n/t Laelth Apr 2019 #55
Wiminz - there to bring the coffee robbedvoter Apr 2019 #66
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
13. Biden/Harris would not hurt my feelings at all.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:19 AM
Apr 2019

Naturally, I would prefer Biden/Beto.
Cheers! 😎

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Demsrule86

(69,392 posts)
28. Beto makes sense geographically.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:38 AM
Apr 2019

He could deliver deliver Texas.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
44. I adore Kamala Harris.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:27 AM
Apr 2019

But Beto speaks Spanish, and we are going to win California, no matter whom we nominate.

These things matter.

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
2. I hate the presumption. Why bother with primaries if we already know the winner? nt
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:52 AM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
4. I hate the presumption as well, ...
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:57 AM
Apr 2019

... but I can’t help seeing what I see.

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

P. S. I am a Beto supporter. 😎

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
6. I noticed that you support O'Rourke so I was confused by that.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:02 AM
Apr 2019

But I am skeptical that Biden is really such a sure thing both in the primaries and the general. It is still early. Your candidate and mine both have campaigning and debating strengths that could allow them to the lead. I think Warren could shine in the debates too.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
9. Biden has consistently led in the polls ...
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:14 AM
Apr 2019

... and that was before he announced his candidacy. My sense of the party is that we want to beat Trump, no matter what, and that we would vote for the “yellow dog” to do so. The polls have consistently shown that Joe is our consensus “yellow dog,” and yes. I am a Beto supporter, but I admit that I am enthusiastic about Mayor Pete, as well.

Cheers!

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
14. Polls this early don't tell you much, especially in a crowded field.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:19 AM
Apr 2019

I like Beto as well.

A lot of people won't decide until the debates, and a good ground game in Iowa and New Hampshire can create surprises. I'm not ready to call anyone a true frontrunner until at least the fall.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
17. I worry about Beto's ground game.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:27 AM
Apr 2019

There’s a certain sense in which he feels he can do it all by himself—by sheer force of will and personality, but I see no way to beat Biden. Now that he has formally entered the race, I think he is a fait accomplis. We want to beat Trump. All we need to do is keep the electoral college map stable and then pull Pennsylvania (Biden’s home state), and we win.

I agree that early polling should be viewed with suspicion, but the early polls have been outrageously consistent—for quite some time. I think that Biden will be our nominee. I hope that Beto is our choice for V.P.

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,345 posts)
22. I can see beating Joe, but, no, it certainly won't be Beto.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:32 AM
Apr 2019

Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

JaneQPublic

(7,113 posts)
5. Yep, having a "presumptive nominee" doesn't always end well (nt)
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:00 AM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Agschmid

(28,749 posts)
11. To be fair, we don't know the winner at all.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:18 AM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,345 posts)
3. I agree with you, with the exception of Elizabeth... she has a real shot in my view.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:52 AM
Apr 2019

Do I think it ultimately will come down to Bernie vs. Joe? Yes, absolutely!

And, may the best Democratic candidate win... then, we should all rally around him or her and vote blue, no matter who!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
7. In a letter ...
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:04 AM
Apr 2019

I begged Elizabeth Warren to run against Hillary in 2016, but Warren, being who she is, made it clear that she would not run against Hillary Clinton—the most qualified and experienced candidate that the Democratic Party has ever fielded for the office of President of the United States. I respected Ms. Warren’s decision on that subject, and I adore her to this day, but I think that she would accept an offer from Joe Biden to join him on the Democratic ticket. In fact, I think that all the candidates currently running would be happy to serve as Vice President under a hypothetical President Biden ... except Bernie Sanders.

Thank you for the reply.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,345 posts)
10. I think Bernie WOULD accept the VP slot... fortunately, I don't think, as the Democratic nominee
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:17 AM
Apr 2019

Bernie will be faced with that decision.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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

MrsCoffee

(5,803 posts)
15. I can't imagine Bernie accepting a VP spot.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:23 AM
Apr 2019

That said, I can’t imagine any candidate offering it to him except Tulsi, so Bernie is unlikely to be faced with any such decision.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,345 posts)
16. Guess we'll see.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:26 AM
Apr 2019

Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
20. I adore them both.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:31 AM
Apr 2019

I wish Bernie was more of a “team player,” but I am in line with his stands on most issues.

Cheers! 😎

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
21. Even for a committed Sanders supporter, you have an unusual amount of faith in him.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:32 AM
Apr 2019

Whatever good points he has, being a good follower is not one of them, and he knows he that. A VP has to do what he's told, so why would he suddenly shut his mouth and play nice?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
31. Agreed.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:43 AM
Apr 2019

He’s never been a team player, and that’s why I don’t think that he would ever settle for being V.P.

Cheers!

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

empedocles

(15,751 posts)
53. Can't imagine anyone offering VP slot to Sanders, no safe net gain of votes
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:13 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,393 posts)
52. Bernie's ego wouldn't let him. But it wouldn't happen anyhow, especially if Biden is the nominee.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:06 PM
Apr 2019

Because of Biden's age he would probably serve only one term, and his VP would be set up very nicely as the Dem nominee for 2024. Nobody is going to want a running mate who will be 83 in 2024.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,345 posts)
60. I agree, I doubt Joe would offer the VP slot to Bernie, and vice versa.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:36 PM
Apr 2019

But, if Joe did make the offer, I could see Bernie accepting, given his devotion to serving his country and the defeat of trump his presence on the ticket would guarantee.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,393 posts)
61. Biden would have a much better shot with a young female VP,
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:43 PM
Apr 2019

like Kamala Harris. One old white guy might manage (if it's Biden) but two old white guys is a recipe for disaster. Women and PoC would stay home in droves.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
63. How about Stacey Abrams?
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 05:42 PM
Apr 2019

Joe met with her in DC recently.

🤔

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,393 posts)
64. I don't know who. Just not another old white guy.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:49 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cosmocat

(14,664 posts)
62. Yeah, not a chance
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 02:01 PM
Apr 2019

the guy can't even stand to be a democrat when he isn't running for POTUS.

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

honest.abe

(8,877 posts)
8. Yes, very likely.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:06 AM
Apr 2019

I didnt think he was going to run at first but now that he is officially in I think he's unstoppable

I will totally support him even though my preference would have been Kamala. I think Biden/Harris would be a very strong ticket against any Repub opponent.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
38. For better or for worse.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:56 AM
Apr 2019

We must beat Trump, and if JOE is the best vehicle we have to do so, so be it. “Electability” remains the primary consideration of Democratic Party voters, and Joe is perceived as being electable.

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

tiredtoo

(2,949 posts)
12. if my memory serves me correctly
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:19 AM
Apr 2019

Hillary was the presumptive candidate when she ran against Obama.

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

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,345 posts)
19. Yeah, that does sound vaguely familiar.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:27 AM
Apr 2019

Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
24. Point.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:34 AM
Apr 2019

We will see what we see, but an open election is a different thing from running against a sitting President. Trump must go, and I think that the party will make “the safe choice” (i.e.Biden), for better or for worse, in order to insure that Trump is evicted from office in 2020.

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

honest.abe

(8,877 posts)
34. I dont see any Obamas in the current list of candidates.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:51 AM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
39. LOL.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:57 AM
Apr 2019

Well said.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Response to Laelth (Original post)

 

brooklynite

(96,582 posts)
23. No.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:34 AM
Apr 2019

They are definitely RUNNING for President whether they'll accept VP or not, and there's not certainty one of them will be the VP choice.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
27. It's nice to hear from a Hickenlooper supporter.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:37 AM
Apr 2019

This is democracy in action. Thank you. 😎

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Response to Laelth (Original post)

 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
29. Thank you for letting me know.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:41 AM
Apr 2019

I am astounded that this thread was alerted upon. We are all on the same team. In my mind, this is a discussion among people who care and who are interested in the political dynamics of the Democratic Party. We ALL want Trump to lose in 2020. What’s the problem, here?

🤔

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

honest.abe

(8,877 posts)
37. I think we need an option to alert on an alert.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:55 AM
Apr 2019

Some of these people here are off the wall on alerting.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

honest.abe

(8,877 posts)
36. Huh?? That's crazy this would be reported as bashing.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:53 AM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

yaesu

(8,020 posts)
30. Great! Now that the primaries are over we can convert the primaries forum to
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:41 AM
Apr 2019

best cat pics of the day forum

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

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
41. Cat pics are cool ...
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:08 AM
Apr 2019

but discussing the primaries is even more fun. LOL.

🤣

Cheers! 😎

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Response to Laelth (Original post)

 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
48. I just want to win.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:44 AM
Apr 2019

If Joe is the person who can throw Trump out of office, I am all for him, but I hope he chooses Beto as his running mate. Beto speaks Spanish, and his presence on the ticket might flip Arizona. It might even flip Texas, and, without Texas, the Republicans are doomed.

Thank you for the reply.
-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Mike Nelson

(10,114 posts)
35. I don't think it's certain...
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:52 AM
Apr 2019

… for Biden or Bernie... a couple of the others will have exciting debate appearances.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
42. I look forward to the debates ...
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:10 AM
Apr 2019

... but I would rather have the election tomorrow. Recent polling says that Biden beats Trump by 10 points if the election were held now.

TRUMP MUST GO!

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Maven

(10,533 posts)
40. And yet no one is speaking derisively about Joe being "coronated"
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:04 AM
Apr 2019

I wonder why that is.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
43. Biden is not my first choice.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:14 AM
Apr 2019

But Trump must go, and my sense of the party (as expressed in polls, consistently, for months) is that Joe Biden has the best chance, of all our excellent candidates, to defeat Trump. I think that the party will choose the safe route ... Joe Biden ... for better or for worse.

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Maven

(10,533 posts)
46. He isn't my first choice, either, but I will gladly vote for him if he's the nominee
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:33 AM
Apr 2019

And I agree that as of now, he looks like the most solid candidate against trump polling-wise (although there is a long campaign ahead).

I'm just pointing out that the "inevitability" factor seems to be a turnoff for certain candidates and not others.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
49. Point taken.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:47 AM
Apr 2019

Thank you for engaging me on this topic.

Cheers! 😎

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

LongtimeAZDem

(4,494 posts)
45. They will; that or "annointed". Put money on it.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:29 AM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BlueStater

(7,596 posts)
47. You have right to your opinions, although I think this one is nonsense. n/t
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:35 AM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
50. It's excellent to hear from an Inslee supporter. Thank you.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:50 AM
Apr 2019

But I would very much like to hear why you feel that the opinion I expressed is “nonsense.” Would you care to elaborate?

🤔

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BlueStater

(7,596 posts)
51. That Biden will "almost certainly" be our nominee.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:02 PM
Apr 2019

What leads you to believe that? Early polls based on name recognition mean absolutely nothing. The debates haven't started yet and a lot the candidates are still virtual unknowns.

I've heard this sort of thing way too often in the past to ever take it seriously. Hillary Clinton will "almost certainly" be the nominee for the Democratic Party in 2008. Jeb Bush will "almost certainly" be the nominee for the Republican Party in 2016. How did that end up panning out?

I don't think Biden is a very strong candidate at all. He has a tendency to say dumb things and his record is much worse than virtually every other candidate. There doesn't seem to be much substance to his campaign other than "Vote for me because I'm better than Trump" and that's not remotely inspiring.

Obama rescued Biden from spending the rest of his life as a senator and that's the only reason anyone is still talking about him. Running on his own merits has never worked out for him in the past and I don't think that will change.

Sorry, but I find these predictions irksome. I didn't like it when I heard it about Hillary Clinton and I don't like it now.

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

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
57. Please hear me. I HOPE you are right.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:00 PM
Apr 2019

Joe Biden is NOT my first choice, nor is he my second or third choice, but I have a sense that the party, in its focused and intense desire to defeat Trump, will take the “safe choice,” and that’s Joe Biden, for better or for worse. We will see what we see. Anything can happen, but my sense of the party is that we are agreed (and the polls have shown for months) that Joe is our favorite, and that we think he has the best chance of beating Trump.

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BlueStater

(7,596 posts)
58. You're welcome.
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:11 PM
Apr 2019

Again, I see him as just coasting on name recognition. People aren't supporting the Joe Biden who was a senator for 35 years, they're supporting the image he projected as Obama's right-hand man. Once he reminds people of his time as a senator, which he'll have to do, I fully expect him to drop in the polls.

Name recognition isn't enough to save a candidate if they're flawed. Hillary had 100% name recognition in 2007 and Obama had almost none. He still beat her.

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

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
59. True. n/t
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:21 PM
Apr 2019

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

abqtommy

(14,118 posts)
54. There's an apt saying that "It ain't over till the fat lady sings."
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:18 PM
Apr 2019

There's no certainty for Joe or any other candidate.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
55. True. n/t
Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:45 PM
Apr 2019

Thank you for the reply.

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

robbedvoter

(28,290 posts)
66. Wiminz - there to bring the coffee
Sat Apr 27, 2019, 07:06 AM
Apr 2019

"Sje doesn't look like a president" - the thing 🍊 said that many here share. Also,


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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