Is Biden 2020 Really a Thing?
I’m intrigued I must say:
“Joe Biden Just Became Trump’s Biggest Threat As Former Obama VP Plans 2020 White House Bid.”
“Joe Biden and his staff are planning and laying out a strategic map for the former vice president to run against Donald Trump in 2020.”
Politico reported, “Joe Biden has been saying yes to nearly all the political invitations coming his way, with new ones arriving almost daily. Privately, the former vice president and his staff have started talking about how to begin planning a strategy with a roughly 18-month timeline so that if he decides on another presidential run, he’ll be best positioned to get it off the ground. Biden will be 77 by the time of the next Iowa caucuses, but Biden 2020 just might happen.”
“Biden could be a double-edged sword. If one was to design the perfect candidate that would bring all wings of the Democratic Party together, the former vice president comes closest right now. Joe Biden would be the perfect messenger against the Trump administration. The problem is that Biden is also capable of holding back the rebuilding of the Democratic Party.”
“Democrats have had some early success in drafting new candidates and building grassroots energy. For a party that needs to get younger in leadership at all levels, having Joe Biden as the 2020 nominee would send a very mixed message.”
“On a visceral level, it feels like if Democrats would nominate Biden, they could be repeating the mistake that they made with Hillary Clinton. It might not work out well for the party to run a familiar Washington face and voice when the outsider argument is waiting to be seized against Donald Trump in 2020.”
“Biden would present a major problem for Donald Trump, but the question is would he be the right person in 2020 to lead the Democratic Party?”
Again, I’m intrigued. I’m not sure. Here’s what I’m sure of.
1. I don’t want Bernie.
2. If the choice were down to Bernie vs. Warren, I’d much rather have Warren.
3. If the choice were Biden vs. Warren, I’d much rather have Biden.
4. But I too am not sure Biden is the right choice. He brings some pluses and minuses.
5. Bernie and Warren have the same problem-though Warren is better in that she’s largely a loyal Democratic team player. But she also has some of Bernie’s trouble with weak support among African Americans.
Bernie lost the primary not because of Debbie Wasserman-Schultuz but black voters.
He still doesn’t get it with black voters. His desire to kill superdelegates puts him at odds with the black Dem leadership and his attack on Jon Ossoff was a smack in the face of John Lewis. Again, not the way to win over black voters
6. Big advantage with Biden is that he’s obviously very well known. There aren’t many new Dems of stature yet to run in 2020. I’ve had my eye on Kirsten Gillibrand who’s rumored to be running. But does she have the stature just yet?
Still, she is intriguing as she’s Hillary’s successor for the NY Senate seat. Again, though, I don’t know if she has that national stature yet. But with the rise of the #TheResistance-and the large number of female activists-maybe Gillibrand catches fire.
But as far as stature Biden has it. He could in theory unify the party. Still, this gives me pause:
“People frequently approach Biden saying they wish he’d have run in 2016, that they think he would have won. Occasionally, he’ll get very critical of Hillary Clinton in private conversations, but to most people he just says “thank you.” And for the people who tell him they want to see him run against Trump, Biden keeps going back to the same line: “I’m not planning on it, but I’m not going to tell anyone I’m not doing it.”
I’m all for Joe running and maybe he can win but he shouldn’t try it by throwing Hillary under the bus. A lot of us still love her. Indeed, if he were to run he’ll have to talk Russia collusion and Comey-which had it not been for, she would have won.
Night all. Bug your congress critter night & day. Tweet & call. We want a real investigation. We want justice for Hillary and for America. pic.twitter.com/YZMjZfZczB
— HRC persists (@HRCpersists) April 28, 2017
Yes, there remains a lot of Hillary love out there.
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