Joe Biden has two problems with respect to his quest for the presidency. One, he’s an old man. Two, he looks and sounds like and old man.
Compared to Bernie Sanders, who looks as screwball as he always has but seems robust, Biden is frail and mangles his words, even more than he used to. It’s not a good look. And I don’t know how he’s going to get through a grueling presidential campaign.
I mean, probably I shouldn’t be arguing with President Trump about branding. But I don’t care. I once got in an argument with Colin Powell about military policy. But that’s another story.
Seems to me what’s been so effective about Trump’s nicknames is that they highlight a single attribute, and then he’s relentless about it. Just “Creepy Joe” would be better, focusing everyone on the big issue with Biden.
I came to the United States Senate. I was a 29-year-old fellow out of the Civil Rights movement, a public defender, and it turns out one of my closest friends ends up being Strom Thurmond, a man whose background and interests, at the time I came, were considerably different than mine.
If you had told me when I entered the United States Senate that one of the people that I’d have the closest relationship with in the Senate would be Strom Thurmond, I would have told you that you were crazy. And I suspect maybe Strom would have told you, you were crazy. I’m not just saying Strom and I are close. Anyone who knows the Senate knows how seldom we agree on the controversial issues but how closely we work together.
Is that true? Who knows? If it is, it’s only because Biden either knew Obama would not endorse him or because, given where the Democrats are these days, an Obama endorsement would have HURT him.
Note Biden looks kind of elderly and can’t even answer the question of why he is the best Democrat in the field.
Bad start. This will not be the nominee.
The problem is, if not Biden, Bernie? Even Republicans should not want Sanders to be the nominee. A socialist should not be anywhere near the White House. Shouldn’t even be allowed to walk up Pennsylvania Avenue from Capitol Hill.
So, the same guy who said during the 2012 campaign that Mitt Romney would put black people back in chains has decided on a race-baiting campaign to get himself elected.
Biden said in a video released Thursday morning that President Trump had assigned moral equivalence to the white supremacists at Charlottesville in 2017 and the protestors.
“In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime,” Biden said. “I wrote at the time that we’re in a battle for the soul of this nation. Well, that’s even more true to today.”
Biden added that “history will look back, on four years of this president and all he embraces, as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation — who we are — and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”
So, you know, this isn’t about him. Biden felt obligated to run. Of course.
Biden assigns heroic status to the Antifa criminals who opposed the white supremacists marching that day. And he falsely claims Trump said there were “good people” among the white supremacists. He didn’t. Trump specifically said he was not talking about white supremacists – he presumably meant those there trying to protect a Confederate statue they held as a symbol of southern pride.
Biden also is announcing as if the rest of the Democratic field doesn’t exist. By going after Trump, he’s suggesting that he already is the Democratic nominee, trying to create an air of inevitability. That will end pretty quickly.
The late Sen. John McCain’s family plans to support former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid, backing the Democrat not only in his party’s crowded primary race but also in a general election matchup with President Trump, the Washington Examiner has learned.
In an extraordinary snub to Trump, who derided McCain’s Vietnam War service and mocked him even after his death last August at age 81, the McCain family is preparing to break with the Republican Party. McCain represented the party in Congress for 35 years and was chosen as its presidential nominee in 2008, losing to Barack Obama.
Sources close to both Biden’s presidential campaign and the McCains said that at some point during the White House race, McCain’s widow Cindy, 64, and daughter Meghan, 34, a host on “The View,” will offer their public support in the hope of removing Trump from office in 2020.
A former McCain campaign official with close ties to he family said support for Biden was a given, but they needed to calculate how they could best help the former vice president. Both Cindy and Meghan McCain remain Republicans, and one consideration is whether endorsing Biden in the Democratic primary could do him more harm than good. “It’s undeniable that Joe Biden and the McCain family have a very close, personal relationship. It’s about what’s good for him [Biden].”
“Social norms are changing,” Biden says. Right, you can’t dip your face into the back of women’s heads anymore.
I mean, come on. If this were Trump . . .
Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it. pic.twitter.com/Ya2mf5ODts
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