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Hes baaack! Joe Biden hits the road peddling a book
Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2017 | Andrew Malcom

Posted on 11/13/2017 2:29:17 PM PST by Kaslin

Stand by for more Joe Biden than you knew you wanted. Two months’ worth.

The aging VP, who turns 75 this month, begins his book tour today. I said, HE’S STARTING A BOOK TOUR TODAY! So, you’ll see and hear the loquacious retiree on the TV and radio shows of all the usual sympathetic suspects. Everyone will ask him about running for president in 2020. That’s the plan.

Biden likes people talking about him running for president. He ran twice, quite unsuccessfully, as you may recall. One time he had a plagiarism problem. Then came 2008.

Barack Obama, who had much more ambition than political resume, chose Biden as his VP in 2008 because a) Biden was old and seemed to add experience to the ticket, and because b) Biden was old and would be no political threat during Obama’s reign.

Joe was a loyal and obedient No. 2. Biden made the trips to places Barack wanted to skip, like Ukraine and Moldova. The VP often took family along. On one sojourn to Paris, Biden’s party ran up a half-million dollar hotel bill — in one night.

Then in 2015 with light emerging at the end of the long, dark Obama tunnel, Biden began to consider another run, even though what’s-her-name was the Democrat party’s heir apparent.

As our colleague John Sexton noted here recently, Biden thought Democrats should look ahead, not back. He even drafted an announcement speech: “We’re one America, bound together in this great experiment of equality and opportunity and democracy.”

Aside from George H.W. Bush, who won in 1988 essentially as a third Reagan term, modern-day Americans have opted not to elevate vice presidents to the big office. Think Al Gore, Walter Mondale, Gerald Ford, Hubert Humphrey, even Richard Nixon in 1960.

Biden was pumped for the 2016 run. However, the political calculations were complicated by his son Beau’s diagnosis with brain cancer and the subsequent family mourning.

If you want to experience the unimaginable anguish of a son dying helplessly before your eyes, then Biden’s new book — ‘Promise Me, Dad’ — is for you. The title ostensibly comes from the doomed 46-year-old’s bed-ridden plea that his Dad be okay.

Here’s the thing: All modern presidential campaigns begin with a new book. Fortunately, not all political books launch presidential campaigns. Ask Jeff Flake.

The main reason that Biden appears in 2020 conversations is because the party is totally bereft of proven younger leadership. Under Obama’s me-first leadership, the party’s state-level farm teams were devastated by cycle-after-cycle of GOP victors. Democrats currently hold but 15 governor’s offices; Republicans 34.

In Congress, Democrat leaders are even more ancient than Trump, at 70 the oldest man ever to become president.

Nancy Pelosi is 77 and still beating back challengers. Her team includes Jim Clyburn, 77, and Steny Hoyer, 78. There’s Bernie, of course. He’s only 75. And if you want another out-of-touch New Yorker like Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer is the liberal spring chicken at 66.

In 2021 at the inauguration, Joe Biden would be 78. But wait! That’s five years older than John McCain was when this same Joe Biden mocked the Arizona senator as far too old to enter the high-pressure presidency.

Maybe in coming days some TV host will ask Biden about that now inconvenient 2008 attack. And Joe can say that’s no big f****** deal.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2020demprimary; 2020election; biden2020; book; joebiden; joebidenbook; presidenttrump; promisemedad
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1 posted on 11/13/2017 2:29:17 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

That’s not the only thing Ol’ Creepy Joe is going to be peddling, I’m sure.


2 posted on 11/13/2017 2:31:23 PM PST by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: Kaslin

How many Neil Kinnock anecdotes did he plagiarize this time?


3 posted on 11/13/2017 2:34:39 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Kaslin
Joe Biden.
The Man who groups Women and Little Girls.
Plenty of videos on You tube.
Gett'm before they are deleted,
4 posted on 11/13/2017 2:36:14 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Kaslin

The ‘Creeper” wrote a book. What Crayon did he use?


5 posted on 11/13/2017 2:36:28 PM PST by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Kaslin

Hide the children.


6 posted on 11/13/2017 2:37:50 PM PST by MarMema (I now choose to live my life as a heterosexual married woman)
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To: Kaslin
If Biden and McAuliffe are the best they can do, we're in great shape!

Maybe the USA will survive after all.

7 posted on 11/13/2017 2:39:22 PM PST by Savage Beast (TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS ARE THE RESISTANCE !!! VIVE LA RESISTANCE!)
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8 posted on 11/13/2017 2:40:42 PM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: \/\/ayne
Crazy Uncle Joe. Go for it pal, just watch your 6 if the Hildog gets into the fight again.

9 posted on 11/13/2017 2:43:52 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: \/\/ayne

I saw his interview this weekend on Oprah. It was actually pretty good.


10 posted on 11/13/2017 2:44:19 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.” - DJT)
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To: Kaslin
Color me shocked - SHOCKED! - that Crazy Creepy Joe 'Plugs' Biden turned up at halftime of the Pats game last night. Won't you please go away Joe?
11 posted on 11/13/2017 2:51:49 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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He’s baaack! Joe Biden hits the road peddling a book

Was wondering why all the slo joe crap in msm. Now apparent. Sad.


12 posted on 11/13/2017 2:57:24 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Kaslin

Another fresh young face of the Democrat party....


13 posted on 11/13/2017 3:12:40 PM PST by clintonh8r (I've been banned from TheHill.com. #Proud)
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To: Kaslin

Hide your women, the Idiot Biden is loose.


14 posted on 11/13/2017 3:25:52 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: clintonh8r

The MSM is shoving Young Joe down our throats on every conceivable show.


15 posted on 11/13/2017 3:51:54 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: Kaslin

Hide your children! Hide your wives! Uncle Creepy is out roaming the streets again.


16 posted on 11/13/2017 5:07:51 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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17 posted on 11/13/2017 6:33:35 PM PST by Slyfox (Are you tired of winning yet?)
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To: Kaslin

Books, easy way to launder money.


18 posted on 11/13/2017 7:40:36 PM PST by Bellflower (Who dares believe Jesus?)
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To: \/\/ayne; bgill; SERKIT; Kaslin
Just sickening!!!

https://youtu.be/DMhXIfAQVyM

19 posted on 11/14/2017 12:14:08 PM PST by 4Liberty (MSM = Democrat' PR firm. Mainstream "news" = Fiat news.)
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To: 4Liberty

https://youtu.be/DMhXIfAQVyM


20 posted on 11/14/2017 12:15:13 PM PST by 4Liberty (MSM = Democrat' PR firm. Mainstream "news" = Fiat news.)
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