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Fri Nov 7, 2014, 02:16 PM

I like Joe Biden for 2016.

He has the experience, he has the drive, he has good people skills, and his biggest fault is that he tends to speak his mind.

What's not to like?

But then, I supported him in 2008, after Denny Kooch dropped out.

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Reply I like Joe Biden for 2016. (Original post)
riqster Nov 2014 OP
AndreaCG Nov 2014 #1
riqster Nov 2014 #3
peacebird Nov 2014 #2
woodsprite Nov 2014 #5
riqster Nov 2014 #6
peacebird Nov 2014 #9
Nye Bevan Nov 2014 #4
closeupready Nov 2014 #7
riqster Nov 2014 #11
KamaAina Nov 2014 #16
MoonchildCA Nov 2014 #8
riqster Nov 2014 #13
MoonchildCA Nov 2014 #14
Autumn Nov 2014 #10
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #12
Le Taz Hot Nov 2014 #18
KingCharlemagne Nov 2014 #19
bigwillq Nov 2014 #15
m-lekktor Nov 2014 #17

Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 02:27 PM

1. His age is a factor

He was born in November 1942, which would make him 74 shortly after the election. Much as I like him too, I have to say this is no small caveat. Yes we have Supreme Court justices who are older, and members of Congress. But those jobs aren't the virtually 24/7 job the presidency is.

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Response to AndreaCG (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 02:46 PM

3. Fair point. We'd want a good Veep.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 02:35 PM

2. I like him a lot, would not be disappointed if he were the nominee

I would love to see Elizabeth Warren too.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:04 PM

5. What about a Biden/Warren ticket -- I'd like that!

And then, when the Supreme Court needs another body, pick Pres. Obama. He will have had a couple of years to recoup from the crap he's had to put up with as President.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:09 PM

6. I like it.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:27 PM

9. Would be fantastic!!!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:01 PM

4. I'd love to have a beer with him.

But President? No way.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:09 PM

7. I like him, but

 

he compromised his integrity in being one of the main Senate sponsors of 2005's Bankruptcy Reform. So I don't think I'd trust him to help the middle class regain its financial footing, since he's batting for Big Banks.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:30 PM

11. Point. But there aren't any unsullied candidates.

Heck, even Warren was a Reep until she was in her 40's. We insist on perfection, and we'll have nobody to rub.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:43 PM

16. Also a four-star general in the War on Some Drugs

 

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:27 PM

8. I like Joe Biden and I think he would make a good president...

...but a candidate? No so much...

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Response to MoonchildCA (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:31 PM

13. Point. He does better once in office.

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Response to riqster (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:41 PM

14. He's just too unpredictable...

...he can go from being the smartest, and most likeable guy in the room, to the crazy uncle that can't open his mouth without everyone cringing.

Sometimes it only takes one misstep to disqualify a person. Note Howard Dean.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:29 PM

10. I like Biden. Bankruptcy Reform, Clarence Thomas

I'll pass

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:30 PM

12. Ancient history now, but Biden is one reason why Clarence Thomas (dis)graces SCOTUS. Maybe

 

it's not fair, I honestly cannot say, but I'll never forgive Biden for allowing Anita Hill to have her character assassinated for telling the truth.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 04:17 PM

18. Actually, it is relavent because he actually HELPED

Thomas to get confirmed by not allowing three more female witnesses to testify against him in front of the Senate. He made a backroom deal with the Republicans and we've been stuck with Uncle Thomas ever since. He also is fine with outrageous interest rates on credit cards because he's from Delaware, home of many a credit card company. Sure, it brings in money for his state but it fucks over the rest of us.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 04:30 PM

19. Thanks. You and I are probably outliers to the majority here, but I still

 

get really mad when I remember how Ms. Hill suffered for her act of heroism in coming forward. And I hold Biden personally responsible for a good deal of that. I may not be being fair to Biden, I honestly don't know, but I share your feelings.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:42 PM

15. No, thank you (nt)

 

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 04:12 PM

17. he has no filter so it could be entertaining if nothing else. nt

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