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(Politico)   The Democrat 2020 presidential field is so devoid of young talent that Joe Biden is the frontrunner. Uh oh   ( politico.com) divider line
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2018-04-17 07:42:52 AM  
He has massive name recognition and no one is campaigning yet.  At this point in 2006, Obama was still claiming that he would serve out an entire Senate term.  I believe Hillary was the "front-runner" and just imagine how disastrous it would have been for the party if she had gotten the nomination!  (Save it, I'm kidding.  Mostly)
 
2018-04-17 07:52:22 AM  
Well, that Trans-Am is FAST.
 
2018-04-17 08:06:34 AM  
Democratic, Concernmitter.
 
2018-04-17 08:08:48 AM  
I remember back in 2008 how only Hillary could get the nom.
 
2018-04-17 08:09:14 AM  
How about he hang in there teasing about if he will or won't run just to be the lightning rod so that the propaganda machine can tune up to attacking him but he pulls himself out just before Iowa, taking on the role of an elder statesman. And maybe all the purity police can hold off on all the assaults about how he was behind on this issue, or wishy-washy on that issue, or how they don't like how he hugs strangers because of their own personal space issues.
 
2018-04-17 08:20:07 AM  
Bernie Sanders.
 
2018-04-17 08:21:01 AM  
I hear good things about that Chelsea Clinton gal.
 
2018-04-17 08:21:39 AM  
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2018-04-17 08:22:12 AM  
Well it's better than what we have.
 
2018-04-17 08:22:24 AM  
I would vote for him, so there's that. I'm not particularly bothered by a fight between a centrist Dem party and a progressive Dem party.

But your concern is noted, Politico. Maybe you and The Hill should merge.
 
2018-04-17 08:23:46 AM  
I don't care until after midterms.
 
2018-04-17 08:23:48 AM  
I'll do it. I believe in science, listening to experts and carefully considering decisions that affect millions, and not being a total asshole in public.
 
2018-04-17 08:23:56 AM  
Joe Biden would make a fantastic president.
 
2018-04-17 08:24:15 AM  
What about Hillary Clinton?  She's available.
 
2018-04-17 08:24:54 AM  

comrade: I hear good things about that Chelsea Clinton gal.


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2018-04-17 08:25:43 AM  
Begin the purity tests!
 
2018-04-17 08:26:11 AM  

GooberMcFly: [cdn.cnn.com image 780x438]


I think she'd be a great POTUS, I'd vote for Sen. Duckworth in a heartbeat.

. . .the Republicans would have a meltdown over her citizenship status though.

She was born in Thailand, but both of her parents were US Citizens, so she was born a citizen. . .but you know the low-information voters will freak out at her not being born on US soil and thinks he's not eligible for the position.
 
2018-04-17 08:26:58 AM  
And Biden's competition wouldn't be a lone independent socialist. The Democratic field is expected to be historically large and is likely to feature more than a few candidates with nearly pristine records on the issues that animate the party's foot soldiers.

I mean, it's in the article.
 
2018-04-17 08:28:02 AM  
In 2006, the front-runner was John Edwards.

Let's chill the fark out and worry about flipping Congress and state legislatures.
 
2018-04-17 08:28:25 AM  
How about we get through the midterms before we start with the next election cycle. Also let Joe sit out there, the more attention he gets the more Republicans will attack him and the more their propaganda machine will be disrupted when he doesn't actually run.
 
2018-04-17 08:28:39 AM  

starsrift: And Biden's competition wouldn't be a lone independent socialist. The Democratic field is expected to be historically large and is likely to feature more than a few candidates with nearly pristine records on the issues that animate the party's foot soldiers.

I mean, it's in the article.


Welcome to Fark.
 
2018-04-17 08:28:55 AM  
Bill Clinton got 2% of the vote in the 1992 Iowa Caucus.Who the hell cares what some poll says about Joe Biden right now.
 
2018-04-17 08:30:39 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Bill Clinton got 2% of the vote in the 1992 Iowa Caucus.Who the hell cares what some poll says about Joe Biden right now.


Very, very ConcernedTM people.

(Republican trolls out to discourage Democrats)
 
2018-04-17 08:31:10 AM  
Oh here we go again with the anti-old super-lib bigotry.

Biden was VP for 8 years and a senator for decades.  He did a good job.  He's well-known.  Anyone who wants to challenge needs to do the work instead of just whining about how it's their turn because youth.
 
2018-04-17 08:31:35 AM  

Silverstaff: GooberMcFly: [cdn.cnn.com image 780x438]

I think she'd be a great POTUS, I'd vote for Sen. Duckworth in a heartbeat.

. . .the Republicans would have a meltdown over her citizenship status though.

She was born in Thailand, but both of her parents were US Citizens, so she was born a citizen. . .but you know the low-information voters will freak out at her not being born on US soil and thinks he's not eligible for the position.


Speaking of stupid, you'd have a torrent of ignorant rightwingers ridiculing her "handicaps" as not befitting a president.
 
2018-04-17 08:31:57 AM  

BalugaJoe: Bernie Sanders.


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2018-04-17 08:31:58 AM  
Biden is too old so let's have Bernie Sanders?

That's stupid!

Is Biden right for Democratic Party? Isn't that apwhat primaries are for?
 
2018-04-17 08:32:13 AM  
CENTRISTS:  "We need new blood in the Democratic Party!  No more of the same old names! Sanders had his turn, now let some younger voices speak up."

CENTRISTS, 30 SECONDS LATER:  "RUN, JOE, RUN!"
 
2018-04-17 08:32:43 AM  
Adam Schiff would make a good President.
 
2018-04-17 08:33:34 AM  

BalugaJoe: Bernie Sanders.


LOUD NOISES.
 
2018-04-17 08:35:14 AM  
Jesus, the midterms haven't even happened yet.
 
2018-04-17 08:35:20 AM  

comrade: I hear good things about that Chelsea Clinton gal.


Please no.  Chelsea is an admirable woman, smart, capable, and talented.  She's also a Clinton which means that if she were to jump into the ring, she'd be giving the herpers and the derpers extra ammo.
 
2018-04-17 08:35:25 AM  

lordjupiter: Oh here we go again with the anti-old super-lib bigotry.

Biden was VP for 8 years and a senator for decades.  He did a good job.  He's well-known.  Anyone who wants to challenge needs to do the work instead of just whining about how it's their turn because youth.


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Yeah, remember when he gaslit this woman so super-lib Clarence Thomas could collect bribes from behind the country's loftiest bench for 30+ years?
 
2018-04-17 08:35:25 AM  

EyeballKid: CENTRISTS:  "We need new blood in the Democratic Party!  No more of the same old names! Sanders had his turn, now let some younger voices speak up."

CENTRISTS, 30 SECONDS LATER:  "RUN, JOE, RUN!"


Project much? The article did the direct opposite. It said we need new younger blood then said Sanders.
 
2018-04-17 08:36:19 AM  
I think the strength of Joe Biden is that he reads as "generic TV politician", which is a nice foil to feces-flinging special needs President.

The Bernie revanchists that I know despise him, to the point that they've all decided that it's absolutely self evident that he is a child molestor. So, we'd get 2016 2.0, but I'm not sure that our useful idiots would allow any scenario where we don't get that.
 
2018-04-17 08:36:36 AM  
UNC_Samurai:

Normally I'd agree with that kind of sentiment, but Hillary Clinton not only ran for president in 2016, but also lost that race to Donald Trump.

Ideally no one in the US should get to vote for a few years as punishment.
 
2018-04-17 08:38:47 AM  
When the submitter identifies the Democratic party as "the Democrat party", that should be everyone's first clue to not take the bait.
 
2018-04-17 08:39:02 AM  
I like Biden, but he did spout off about taking Trump "behind the gym" and beating him up. I appreciate the sentiment, but I kind of feel like we should go back to a policy of electing people who no longer apply high-school logic to their problems.

I suppose I am setting myself up for disappointment by hoping we elect someone who actually pays attention and puts some thought into things.
 
2018-04-17 08:39:45 AM  
I would like to see Adam Schiff run for President.
 
2018-04-17 08:39:46 AM  
Who was the frontrunner in the spring of '07?
 
2018-04-17 08:39:55 AM  

VanillaEnvelope: I think the strength of Joe Biden is that he reads as "generic TV politician", which is a nice foil to feces-flinging special needs President.

The Bernie revanchists that I know despise him, to the point that they've all decided that it's absolutely self evident that he is a child molestor. So, we'd get 2016 2.0, but I'm not sure that our useful idiots would allow any scenario where we don't get that.


They hate Biden because he is the front runner apparent. If it becomes someone else they'll hate them instead.
 
2018-04-17 08:40:57 AM  

GooberMcFly: [cdn.cnn.com image 780x438]


It would be tough to be president and mother to a preschooler, but if anyone could, it's her. She's good.
 
2018-04-17 08:41:06 AM  

Silverstaff: GooberMcFly: [cdn.cnn.com image 780x438]

I think she'd be a great POTUS, I'd vote for Sen. Duckworth in a heartbeat.

. . .the Republicans would have a meltdown over her citizenship status though.

She was born in Thailand, but both of her parents were US Citizens, so she was born a citizen. . .but you know the low-information voters will freak out at her not being born on US soil and thinks he's not eligible for the position.


Still got barry elected.
 
2018-04-17 08:41:57 AM  

skinink: I would like to see Adam Schiff run for President.


Corey Booker would make for a good opponent.
 
2018-04-17 08:42:54 AM  

VanillaEnvelope: I think the strength of Joe Biden is that he reads as "generic TV politician", which is a nice foil to feces-flinging special needs President.

The Bernie revanchists that I know despise him, to the point that they've all decided that it's absolutely self evident that he is a child molestor. So, we'd get 2016 2.0, but I'm not sure that our useful idiots would allow any scenario where we don't get that.


I'd rather we get some fresh blood up front, but if I had to I'd vote for Biden. Even tho I'm still salty about the whole RAVE act business.
 
2018-04-17 08:42:55 AM  

Naido: He has massive name recognition and no one is campaigning yet.  At this point in 2006, Obama was still claiming that he would serve out an entire Senate term.  I believe Hillary was the "front-runner" and just imagine how disastrous it would have been for the party if she had gotten the nomination!  (Save it, I'm kidding.  Mostly)


Well, probably less disastrous than what actually happened. I'd much, much rather have President McCain over Trump, and in 2008 Clinton would have had more advantages and fewer disadvantages. Disliked incumbent Republican instead of incumbent Democrat, the economic crash so close to the election, no email server and thus no FBI investigation...
 
2018-04-17 08:43:12 AM  

GameSprocket: I like Biden, but he did spout off about taking Trump "behind the gym" and beating him up. I appreciate the sentiment, but I kind of feel like we should go back to a policy of electing people who no longer apply high-school logic to their problems.

I suppose I am setting myself up for disappointment by hoping we elect someone who actually pays attention and puts some thought into things.



Yes but the problem is that's what appeals to white male "working class". A lot of the people who didn't vote for Hillary. You and I might not appreciate but what happens if you need some of that to win?
 
2018-04-17 08:43:34 AM  

Silverstaff: GooberMcFly: [cdn.cnn.com image 780x438]

I think she'd be a great POTUS, I'd vote for Sen. Duckworth in a heartbeat.

. . .the Republicans would have a meltdown over her citizenship status though.

She was born in Thailand, but both of her parents were US Citizens, so she was born a citizen. . .but you know the low-information voters will freak out at her not being born on US soil and thinks he's not eligible for the position.


Low information voters don't care about Rafael 'T'edward "Canadian" Cruz, but he did have the "right" party affiliation.
 
2018-04-17 08:44:27 AM  

VanillaEnvelope: So, we'd get 2016 2.0, but I'm not sure that our useful idiots would allow any scenario where we don't get that.


Have we tried, I dunno, listening to the progressive wing and adding some of their wants and desires to the national party platform? What's that? The opposite has occurred? The centrists have doubled-down and resort to discounting every liberal policy as not able to win elections even though the past decade sure as shiat proves their policies aren't winning dick? Sounds like a plan to me!
 
2018-04-17 08:45:29 AM  
If Joe Biden ran he'd be president right now because he's corporate centrism minus the decades-long right wing freakout.

But he didn't, and if the Democrats are stupid enough to try and push a status quo candidate AGAIN, because "b-b-b-but the OTHER GUY!",  they will lose, and quite frankly, deserve to.
 
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