Time to panic: “Draft Biden” drumbeats getting louder

posted at 2:31 pm on February 6, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

On one hand, Democrats have a scandal-tainted former presidential also-ran whom voters don’t trust. On the other, they have a 74-year-old self-proclaimed socialist who may drown all of their down-ballot candidates attempting to take seats away from Republicans without having a prayer of getting to the White House. What other options do Democrats have? Some are demanding that Vice President Joe Biden get sent to the bullpen to warm up (via Jim Geraghty):

Fox News has learned that a prominent backer of the “Draft Biden 2016″ movement, Tulsa businessman Bill Bartmann, fired off an email Friday afternoon to several dozen Democratic allies musing about the possibility of reviving the push for Biden.

“I would urge all of you to join me in ‘keeping our powder dry’ until we see if for the good of the party and the country, we should resurrect (sic) the Draft Biden movement,” Bartmann wrote to fellow Democrats who had been involved in trying to draft Biden last year.

“We cannot afford to lose the White House.”

In his email, Bartmann specifically cited as an impetus for his concern a new national poll showing a steep dive for Clinton, who just barely beat Sanders in Iowa and now trails him by double digits here in New Hampshire.

What has Bartmann worried? The polling that shows Hillary’s large national lead collapsing, for one thing. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows the race a dead heat, but that’s among registered voters. Quinnipiac’s poll, however, shows the same thing among likely voters. While national polling doesn’t necessarily translate to performance in specific primaries, Hillary needs that aura of invincibility to overcome her poor personal-quality polling. Now that Hillary doesn’t look inevitable, those qualities — especially trust and authenticity — have become millstones around the campaign’s neck, as the Associated Press notes in New Hampshire:

The private email server. The Wall Street ties. The evolving policy positions. The speaking fees.

The concerns vary, but when it comes to Hillary Clinton, it seems the Democratic presidential candidate is having problems earning the public’s trust.

Ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, the former secretary of state is trying to convince voters that she is authentic. Rival Bernie Sanders is stepping up criticism of her financial industry connections and questioning whether she is a true liberal. …

“I have a harder time believing her sincerity,” said Suzanne Roberge, 32, of Rochester, who attended a Sanders rally. “I don’t have as much trust.”

Roberge added: “She’s changed her mind on different issues. Bernie Sanders has been so consistent.”

Added Sheila Kelley, 59, of Manchester, a Sanders supporter: “She doesn’t seem truthful. It seems like she’s trying to be everything to everyone.”

Yes, and she’s been doing that for 23 years at the national level. One component of the Reuters/Ipsos poll that should be noted is that Sanders has more upside among voters; about a quarter of voters don’t know enough about him to draw firm conclusions. Hillary, however, has total name recognition. She has nowhere to go on personal qualities.

For the Washington Post’s liberal columnist Colbert King, though, the issue isn’t electability as much as it is culpability. Unlike Hillary apologists, King agrees that the massive mishandling of highly classified material isn’t just business as usual, but demonstrates a pattern of irresponsibility and prevarication:

The Hillary Clinton email issue is developing into a real whodunit, complete with Clintonesque legal semantics. “I never sent or received any material marked classified,” she said with respect to the discovery of classified information on her private, unclassified email server. That surface denial nearly rivals Bill Clinton’s classic: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

But this is no laughing matter.

There is nothing trivial about a secretary of state having top-secret information on an unsecured computer in her home. That appears to have been the case, based on the State Department’s announcement last week that 22 emails, across seven email chains, containing top-secret information were on Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

At issue is whether the information in the emails was classified when it was sent to her unsecured server. It was, after all, the State Department, upon review of the content by intelligence agencies, that upgraded the emails to top-secret and ordered them withheld from the public.

We’ve covered this before, but it’s worth a brief review. The State Department and the Inspector General of the intelligence community found classified information in over 1500 messages on Hillary’s server, from the Confidential level to Top Secret/Compartmented, SAP, and HCS levels. The information has always been classified; the messages got classified because they were belatedly discovered to contain classified information. The classification dates are the same dates as the messages themselves, not the dates the messages were reviewed, which means that the information wasn’t “retroactively classified” at all. It means that the messages should have been classified at the time they were created because of the information contained within them. Hillary has attempted to muddy the water by claiming “retroactive” classification, but that’s a smokescreen for the ignorant.

Give King credit for recognizing the serious nature of this exposure, though. His solution for Democrats seems to be resonating, too:

Just a thought: As a precaution, the manager in the White House dugout might consider telling the bullpen to start warming up Joe Biden.

To call that a desperation move might be underselling the point. Joe Biden would be the worst of both worlds for Democrats.

Let’s take a look at the options. Hillary has hopes of appealing to the Obama coalition on the basis of history; she repeatedly and explicitly campaigns to become the first woman President. Sanders appeals to young, progressive idealists who want an authentic figure who will fight the power. Both at least have the potential for exciting key demographics in the Democratic base. Which of those demographics would Joe Biden excite? Biden represented Delaware and was a great friend to the financial and credit industries against which both Sanders and now Hillary rail to churn up progressive passion. He’s been in Washington for more than 40 years and has been part of the Democratic establishment for at least 30 of those years. The only people Biden could bring out would be the James Webb demographic … and look how well that worked for Webb in this campaign. Progressive energy would dissipate quickly with Biden as the nominee, and there wouldn’t be enough energy left in the Webb demos to replace it.

As a candidate, Biden would be a disaster on the campaign trail, too. He ran twice for president; his first attempt ended in disgrace after his plagiarism of Neil Kinnock’s speeches came to light. His second, in 2007, ran aground almost immediately. The only people who take Biden seriously are either named Biden or Obama. Finally, at this late date, Biden might make it through a primary without a ground organization if Democratic voters are desperate enough, but he’d get killed in a general election. There simply isn’t enough time for him to compete, especially with his electoral handicaps. Biden needed to start a year ago just to have a chance — when the e-mail scandal first broke.

In other words, Democrats had a chance to take national security seriously before it backfired on them. It’s too late now to cast lonely eyes to Joe, coo-coo-ca-choo.

 

 


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Hillary just has to win a state by a good margin and she will be crowned the winner….

albill on February 6, 2016 at 2:34 PM

LOLZ!!!

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Libfree, you’re saved, a diversity candidate has potentially been added to the demorat lineup.

Old white guy, old white gal, and other old white guy, all of whom have been deep in the center of the political cocoon for decades.

Rest assured though, they KNOW the mean streets and they know the daily struggle of common folkses.

Bishop on February 6, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Hillary had best get started on picking out drapes…
Tlaloc on August 10, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Amtrak employees thrilled.

darwin on February 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Evan Bayh, you idiot dems. Evan Bayh.

Buckshot Bill on February 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Joe “They gonna put y’all back in chains” Biden ’16 !!!

darwin on February 6, 2016 at 2:40 PM

The old hack. Do they have anybody younger? Maybe they should wheel out Jerry Brown too. And the nutcase Gore too lol. Why are all their candidates just a few years shy of 80?

anotherJoe on February 6, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Evan Bayh, you idiot dems. Evan Bayh.

Buckshot Bill on February 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Is Bayh corrupt, communist or pro-Islamic enough to come out of retirement as a democrat contender?

darwin on February 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM

isn’t it too late to get his name added in many states now?

dmacleo on February 6, 2016 at 2:42 PM

The old hack. Do they have anybody younger?

anotherJoe on February 6, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Well, they do have Chelsea Clinton.

darwin on February 6, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Joe Biden over fire two blasts…..

Trump will destroy biden, just as he will sanders or hildabeast

Garyinaz66 on February 6, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Well, they do have Chelsea Clinton.

darwin on February 6, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Yes, Chelsea is old enough now. Chelsea should enter the primary. Daughter against mother!

anotherJoe on February 6, 2016 at 2:46 PM

I wait until later to post links to my several predictions of Hillary not being the nominee and Biden getting in the race.

Lolo on February 6, 2016 at 2:48 PM

And the nutcase Gore too lol.

The old fattie Gore is a complete fear mongering loony Chicken Little on global warming “climate change.”

And Gore is a complete lying deceptive [email protected] as demonstrated in his “lawyer’s brief” movie where he used already discredited arguments on CO2. See this key video 3 minute on Gore’s BS about CO2, which also shows that there is actually zero evidence that CO2 affects climate temperatures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg&info=GGWarmingSwindle_CO2Lag

anotherJoe on February 6, 2016 at 2:52 PM

Is Bayh corrupt, communist or pro-Islamic enough to come out of retirement as a democrat contender?

darwin on February 6, 2016 at 2:41 PM

No. Which is why he’d be the hardest to beat.

Really, both parties have done a crap job of setting up good contenders for future races, and it shows today and will be a huge problem in coming years.

The GOP looks stronger overall than the dems, thanks to all the TEA Party-backed young politicians now in office in the state legislatures and the House. But too many of them are either instantly corrupted in DC or try to get elected to higher office too soon, and end up hurting their future prospects.

Buckshot Bill on February 6, 2016 at 2:52 PM

Give King credit for recognizing the serious nature of this exposure, though. His solution for Democrats seems to be resonating, too:

Just a thought: As a precaution, the manager in the White House dugout might consider telling the bullpen to start warming up Joe Biden.

Am now reading the 2200+ comments at the WaPo link to Colbert King’s column. Comedy Gold!

One actually claims that the WaPo is now “a right wing paper”.

And then the whole Tlaloc Klan shows up!

What we have here is malicious speculation published in order to prevent Clinton’s nomination and election. Fortunately, it is not anything that the Democratic electorate or the national electorate cares about; even Bernie Sanders knows it is a non issue.

So, Mr. King and the rest of you Hillary haters will have dig up something else to pin your hopes on. Hillary is not going to be indicted; she is going to be elected President. Choke on that.

Chelsea then pipes in:

There is a coordinated effort to discredit Hillary Clinton on all fronts, being run by Karl Rove, who has hundreds of million of dollars at his disposal to carry it out.

Read about it here:

(Chelsea then posts a link to a newspaper that endorsed her Mom just last week)

Since the FBI isn’t investigating her, it won’t “clear” her.

…wait until the FBI is finished which will show no illegal e-mails. The right is so scared of Hillary they’re making statements their not sure of. NOT GUILTY lol

(Translated: “Nyah-Nyah!!!!!”)

Name 1, a single right that we’ve lost under Obama? Not a single one.
Hillary 2016
or
Obama 2016 for a 3rd Term

“MY BRAIN HURTS!!!!!”

Del Dolemonte on February 6, 2016 at 2:53 PM

coo-coo-ca-choo

I am the eggman.

And I’m more worried about Bloomberg.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2016 at 2:53 PM

A corrupt traitor, an avowed socialist, or Joe Biden. Heck of a choice there, Fascist-Democrats.

rbj on February 6, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Bernie makes good sense. How does one champion campaign finance reform and have a Super PAC at the same time?

supersport667 on February 6, 2016 at 2:54 PM

He had his chance and wimped out.

rubberneck on February 6, 2016 at 2:56 PM

How about the GOP just lend the Democrats a candidate from the GOP rethread bull pen like, say, Romney or maybe McCain?

timberline on February 6, 2016 at 2:56 PM

The old hack. Do they have anybody younger? Maybe they should wheel out Jerry Brown too. And the nutcase Gore too lol. Why are all their candidates just a few years shy of 80?

anotherJoe on February 6, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Hey, howzabout Elizabeth Warren…she’s a yuteful 68…besides, she’s Injun too…well, sorta.

timberline on February 6, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Haven’t a lot of state filing deadlines already passed?

Occams Stubble on February 6, 2016 at 3:06 PM

In other words, Democrats had a chance to take national security seriously before it backfired on them. It’s too late now to cast lonely eyes to Joe, coo-coo-ca-choo.


No
… it’s not. Biden is the lesser of all evils for the Democrats because he can run as someone who has done deals with the Republicans during Obame’s tenure and has consistently struck a far more moderate tone with regard to working with the Republicans to “fix things”.

Of Clinton, Sanders, Bloomberg and Biden … Biden would be the only one who can claim experience in “making Washington work” and “being less extreme than his opponents on the right … or the left.”

Write off a Biden candidacy at your peril.

PolAgnostic on February 6, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Stand up, Joe!

vityas on February 6, 2016 at 3:08 PM

I guess Uncle Joe is in the sweet spot age-wise, right between Bill’s Hill and BS…

Fallon on February 6, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Hey, howzabout Elizabeth Warren…she’s a yuteful 68…besides, she’s Injun too…well, sorta.

timberline on February 6, 2016 at 3:03 PM

She’s too young. She’s only 66.

Fallon on February 6, 2016 at 3:14 PM

I just heard Madeline Albright say at a Clinton rally that there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other. Mme. Pantsuit is the most qualified candidate for the presidency since George Washington.

My greatest accomplishment today is that I managed to avoid wetting my pants laughing after hearing that.

If nutty Uncle Joe doesn’t run, Nanny Bloomie will run third party as a spoiler. Good times.

Philly on February 6, 2016 at 3:15 PM

I still say Donna Brazile would be a good choice for the Dems; right age, right sex, right race, a faithful party soldier with at least some name recognition, and a Liberal with unexceptionable (for a Liberal) views.

Barring an explosion of Republican incompetence, she probably wouldn’t win; but she could hold the party base together while losing, which is probably the best the Democrats can hope for at this point. And of course, she’d be running against The Stupid Party.

PersonFromPorlock on February 6, 2016 at 3:16 PM

For all the questions about Biden being on the ballot, I think it is indeed too late for Biden to be on the primaries.

So the only way Biden will be nominated is at the convention. The deadlines for the general election ballots are after the conventions, since presumably it is not known until after the convention who the nominees are.

I totally expect the Democrat party to ignore the will of their voters and nominate Biden or Warren at the convention.

Either that or just say “Screw it, Obama is declaring himself dictator for life. Who will object, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell? Like there is any threat there!”

Vanceone on February 6, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Libfree, you’re saved, a diversity candidate has potentially been added to the demorat lineup.

Old white guy, old white gal, and other old white guy, all of whom have been deep in the center of the political cocoon for decades.

Rest assured though, they KNOW the mean streets and they know the daily struggle of common folkses.

Bishop on February 6, 2016 at 2:36 PM

…I’m thinking John Horseface Kerry will ‘report for duty’ too!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM

This is a big effin’ deal…

Galtian on February 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM

I can’t tell if Biden is really regretting not getting in, hoping for a brokered Dem convention or just happy to go home.

Jazz Shaw on February 6, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Yes, please, DNC. Mangle the rules and steal the nomination from commie Sanders to give it to Mr. Insider Forever.

Biden is the perfect guy for you to run against Trump.

Really.

Trust me.

fadetogray on February 6, 2016 at 3:23 PM

The one thing HiLarry! has over Joe “Slurpee” Biden is XX chromosomes. That is the whole, entire, identity politics advantage of a Clintoon candidacy. If HiLarry! wasn’t XX she would be crossed off the list so fast the whiplash would break her neck.

ExpressoBold on February 6, 2016 at 3:26 PM

I can’t tell if Biden is really regretting not getting in, hoping for a brokered Dem convention or just happy to go home.

Jazz Shaw on February 6, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Yes.

fadetogray on February 6, 2016 at 3:28 PM

“Stand up, Chuck. Ahh, God bless ya.”

chewmeister on February 6, 2016 at 3:29 PM

I can’t tell if Biden is really regretting not getting in …

Jazz Shaw on February 6, 2016 at 3:20 PM

.
If he were an egotistical person who craved attention, how do you think he would feel? He is an egotistical person that craves attention. So, he is hoping for a way in that won’t exhaust him or have him exposed to the rigors of the campaign trail. Brokered convention is his way in if he can somehow neutralize the unctuous Debbie Wassername Schlitz who wants Clintoon nominated so bad her legs ache.

ExpressoBold on February 6, 2016 at 3:31 PM

… John Horseface Kerry will ‘report for duty’ too!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM

.
Every time I read or hear Kerry’s name I think “Swiftboat.” Youtube is far more prevalent as a communications tool now than in 2004. His youtube videos would be spewed all over the country, even the garbage antiwar appearance he made wherein he had the patrician overlord smugness of “Excuse me, I was speaking… thank you, vehry mhuuuch.” He was just insufferable. He still is.

ExpressoBold on February 6, 2016 at 3:35 PM

I keep thinking America will get a taste of Sanders and start souring on him really fast.

But look at the polls, already. In general election match ups he’s right up there with Rubio. I think we have to take a serious look at this: you’re talking about 50% of the population who pay no income tax. Why WOULDN’T they vote for Sanders in this modern, immoral America? More free stuff for me.

This horrifies me, actually.

Grace_is_sufficient on February 6, 2016 at 3:52 PM

And I’m afraid Biden would more likely than not win the general election, especially with a couple of percent democrat voter fraud.

VorDaj on February 6, 2016 at 3:54 PM

And I’m afraid Biden would more likely than not win the general election, especially with a couple of percent democrat voter fraud.

VorDaj on February 6, 2016 at 3:54 PM

The way I figure it, the 50% who don’t contribute income tax, but just want more stuff off the backs of those who do, should declare themselves at this point, and get the whole thing over faster.

This is why I think it’s foolishness to discount Sanders.

Why wouldn’t these Americans go full-bore socialist? They have no appreciation nor even understanding for principles like “liberty vs. tyranny”. Socialism just means more stuff for me, and someone else pays.

Yeah.

Half of America will vote for that. You bet they will.

Grace_is_sufficient on February 6, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Minority candidates received 60% of the Republican vote in Iowa.

Old white dinosaurs received 100% of the Democratic vote.

Makes sense to throw another old white dinosaur into the Democratic race.

Because, diversity.

MichaelGabriel on February 6, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Biden/Sanders 2016.

Mediocre Careerist Shills We Can Believe In!

orangemtl on February 6, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Joe Biden Qualifications:

1. Doesn’t even know what an email server is

2. You know his hands aren’t reaching for your wallet

kcewa on February 6, 2016 at 4:03 PM

Remember “PUMAs” ca. 2008? Yeah…. Dems always have a way of uniting to bring the rest of the country down.

tdarrington on February 6, 2016 at 4:05 PM

Obama could make it easy by greenlighting the DOJ indictment. It is all a matter of where O will put his loyalty.

His VP? Indict Hill now.

The One-ette? Keep holding the indictment and run out the clock.

tdarrington on February 6, 2016 at 4:08 PM

2. You know his hands aren’t reaching for your wallet

He’s a Dem, isn’t he?

tdarrington on February 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM

2. You know his hands aren’t reaching for your wallet

He’s a Dem, isn’t he?

tdarrington on February 6, 2016 at 4:09 PM

He has other interests.

kcewa on February 6, 2016 at 4:11 PM

At least now we know the whole impetus behind that, “Joe, cure cancer for us this year, please,” moonshot announcement during the SOTU. He can run for President being touted as the man who actually got asked by a President to something no one in their right mind believes he’d ever have a prayer of accomplishing. It’s the Unicorn demographic.

Flyovercountry on February 6, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Dems have only 2 interests.

1: Gaining control of people.

2: Gaining control of wealth.

tdarrington on February 6, 2016 at 4:23 PM

Hey, dems can always use the write-in line on the ballot.

BobMbx on February 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Hey, dems can always use the write-in line on the ballot.

BobMbx on February 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM

ROTFLMAO!

Dems in Florida could not even successfully push a stick through a piece of paper. Write in balloting is well beyond their level of skill.

More to the point, Joe would presumably be nominated at the national convention after Blue is indicted and the party is left with a irascible commie. The only problem with that is how the Dems get a ground organization together to elect a guy who never appeared on primary ballots. I’m sure there are also laws/rules in place the prevent delegates elected in the primaries to go rogue.

It’s a dream that Joe Biden would become a candidate at this point. And SNL weeps at the loss to the comedic world.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2016 at 5:11 PM

… John Horseface Kerry will ‘report for duty’ too!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM

.
Every time I read or hear Kerry’s name I think “Swiftboat.” Youtube is far more prevalent as a communications tool now than in 2004. His youtube videos would be spewed all over the country, even the garbage antiwar appearance he made wherein he had the patrician overlord smugness of “Excuse me, I was speaking… thank you, vehry mhuuuch.” He was just insufferable. He still is.

ExpressoBold on February 6, 2016 at 3:35 PM

And don’t forget that the Swifties who exposed Lurch in 2004 are still around. If he does get into the race, so will they!

Del Dolemonte on February 6, 2016 at 5:31 PM

Have a female secret service agent invite him to a nude pool party and hes in……

Indiana Jim on February 6, 2016 at 5:35 PM

“They gonna put y’all back in chains”…..

Indiana Jim on February 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

Does biden still have time to get on all the state ballots???

Indiana Jim on February 6, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Howard Dean FTW!!! Arrrrrrrrrr~!!!

dont taze me bro on February 6, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Is Biden really any better than the two nuts running now?

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Joe Biden Qualifications:

1. Doesn’t even know what an email server is

2. You know his hands aren’t reaching for your wallet

kcewa on February 6, 2016 at 4:03 PM

…if you’re a woman…it’s because his hands…are on your ass.

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2016 at 6:40 PM

This nightmare! I keep having it:

Once Hillary either is indicted or drops out for “health reasons,” Joe Biden steps up.

Through the usual Democrat finagling of the so-called “rules” (see Torricelli, Lautenberg for example), Bite-Me gets on the ballot of all 50 states. He names as his VP running mate Fauxcahontas Warren.

But wink wink nudge nudge every Dem is subliminally assured that once this ticket wins, ol’ Slow Joe will resign because he only did it “for the good of the country” and he’s not really up to it.

Granny Warren ascends to the Oval Office where her state dinners feature her favorite good old Cherokee recipes, PLUS she names as her designated Vice President and heir apparent some 40-something radical, like Cory Booker, Castro (Julian, not Raul), Marilyn Mosby, or some other horror, whereby they plan to finish the job Obi-Won began, to fundamentally transform America.

Of course, if the Stupid Party manages to hold its majorities in both houses of Congress, such as VP might not get confirmed, but then . . . how many GOP congress critters would vote to confirm anyway, “for the good of the country?” This is a nightmare, after all.

Please shake me and wake me.

ugottabekiddingme on February 6, 2016 at 6:55 PM

we should resurrect (sic) the Draft Biden movement,

FIFH

22044 on February 6, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Stand Up, Chuck.

22044 on February 6, 2016 at 7:11 PM

This nightmare! I keep having it:

Please shake me and wake me.

ugottabekiddingme on February 6, 2016 at 6:55 PM

.
Reminds me of an SNL skit involving Clinton & Gore…

ExpressoBold on February 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Biden/Kelly 2016.

Find the true blond.

HonestLib on February 6, 2016 at 7:40 PM

So freaking annoying

Ask some policy questions for cripe sakes not what someone said 3 days ago

cmsinaz on February 6, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Let’s go Cruz!

cmsinaz on February 6, 2016 at 8:37 PM

You tell em Cruz

Don’t take her crap

cmsinaz on February 6, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Joe’s been ‘running’ ever since he gave his 3-hour “If I were running, here’s what I’d do…” speech in the Rose Garden, with Obama standing over his shoulder.

He couldn’t take a run at Hillary while she’s there, but that won’t be an issue for long.

Obama controls the FBI as firmly as he does the DOJ. And with Hillary unable to even beat Bernie, Obama is about to release the hounds. The FBI will suggest charging her, and Lynch will do it. And she’ll be done.

Joe is going to “reluctantly” (ha!) step forward to save the election.

This has been in the works for a long time.

gwgm on February 6, 2016 at 9:38 PM

Hey, nice Simon & Garfunkle reference.

Tzetzes on February 7, 2016 at 8:08 AM

I can’t tell if Biden is really regretting not getting in, hoping for a brokered Dem convention or just happy to go home.

Jazz Shaw on February 6, 2016 at 3:20 PM

A brokered convention has always been his only chance. He didn’t run in the first place because he didn’t have the belly to fight the Clinton machine.

The week we learned Hillary had her own personal server I predicted the O was going to put her down and that we were looking at a Biden-Warren ticket.

Looking like it more and more.

Younggod on February 7, 2016 at 9:09 AM

Here’s what I see happening. Hill bows out due to “health issues.” (Health issues related to going to prison.)

Biden and Fauxcohontas are drafted into running somehow. Maybe a brokered convention, maybe some other way. Coin tosses anyone? Doesn’t matter how many deadlines they miss. These people are the soul of corruption. Remember, dems don’t care about the rule of law or their voters or anyhing else, so it’ll happen.

The X factor here is that Sanders will have clearly won the real nomination by then, and his enthusiastic voter base will be outraged. He will run third party and split the dem vote. Either that or Sanders drops out and his voters will be totally pissed they all stay home in protests of their treatment.

Agent Cooper on February 7, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Does biden still have time to get on all the state ballots???

Indiana Jim on February 6, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Super delegates. The democrat primary process is near meaningless. Super delegates decide the candidate.

lorien1973 on February 7, 2016 at 8:21 PM