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Thu Apr 21, 2016, 08:56 PM

 

Biden Looks Back, Aspirations Intact

Having passed on the 2016 presidential race, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. watches the fight for the Democratic nomination with a mixture of longing and restlessness.

He remains neutral in the battle between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, but not between their campaign styles. He’ll take Mr. Sanders’s aspirational approach over Mrs. Clinton’s caution any day.

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...he likes the idea that Mr. Sanders is aiming high, regardless of whether the large steps he envisions to narrow income inequality and broaden economic opportunity become realized in the next presidential term. The philosophy Mr. Biden has advocated within the Obama White House: Push for a lot, and persevere over the long run.

“Presidents have always been told by really smart people: ‘Don’t push something that you can’t succeed in — it diminishes your power,’ ” he said. “I completely disagree with that proposition.

“Everything I’ve ever cared about — with the exception of the president’s brilliant passage of the Affordable Care Act — takes time,” he added. “The only way to get these big things done is talk about them.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/us/politics/biden-looks-back-aspirations-intact.html

Biden knows Clinton is in legal trouble, and that neither she nor Bernie will win enough pledged delegates to take the nomination outright.

Biden is positioning himself in between Bernie and Obama - he's both a working class guy, and the true heir to the Obama legacy. He's even liked by the PTB.

Many things can happen in an open convention. Hillary's super delegates could all go Poof! and disappear into Biden's pocket.

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Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:41 PM

1. K&R. Thanks for the article, glad I saw it. Thoughtful discussion with VP Biden.

And very complimentary praise of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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