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Biden’s Campaign Now So Weak Even His Wife Says Other Candidates ‘Might Be Better’
GP ^ | 08/28/2019 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 08/28/2019 8:08:41 AM PDT by mplc51

Before Joe Biden jumped into the 2020 race, this very columnist wrote a piece headlined: “Biden will run and Biden will win.”

The premise of the brilliant piece was that while all the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination moved hard left — offering socialist programs like free health care and free college and pushing trillion-dollar projects and 70% tax rates — Biden would waltz in, play the sane moderate, be embraced by the mainstream media, and sweep to victory.

It all may still happen, but he’s certainly not running away with the race (one recent poll showed him statistically tied with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren).

There have been three big developments in recent weeks that have left Biden treading water.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Delaware; US: Indiana; US: Massachusetts; US: Vermont
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1 posted on 08/28/2019 8:08:41 AM PDT by mplc51
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He’s toast...............

2 posted on 08/28/2019 8:16:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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Biden sure is a weak front runner.

Biden reminds me of Hillary in a way, in that, the more people see of Biden, the less popular he becomes.

3 posted on 08/28/2019 8:18:00 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Gosh Jill, that’s hard to swallow isn’t it?

4 posted on 08/28/2019 8:18:40 AM PDT by Enterprise
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Biden would be a great candidate except for his age, his stamina, and the fact that he was always a mediocrity from the start.

When has a candidate who was leading in the summer of the year before the election (other than an incumbent President) actually become the nominee and won the election? I think it has been a very long time. Was George W. Bush in the lead in the summer of 1999?

5 posted on 08/28/2019 8:19:55 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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I don’t care how well any particular dem candidate is doing in the primaries. Whoever wins will no longer be running against the JV team. They will be running against the strongest pro team in the nation.

Good luck with that, whomever you are.

6 posted on 08/28/2019 8:20:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (We're living in Dr. Zhivago but without the love triangle)
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I'm hoping Biden can hang in there and win a few primaries.

I'm rooting for him.

7 posted on 08/28/2019 8:21:17 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Weak against Trump?

Against Buttcrack and Psychojawea and the rest of the clown car? He’s a towering colossus.

8 posted on 08/28/2019 8:24:05 AM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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Those opposing our President want the old way of doing things back and the powers that control.......they are actively involved in rigging the election to favor Biden who represents that old way. Bidens in lockstep with the EU, China and the UN so he’s who they want...Warren does not have the connections these power players want at the Top.

9 posted on 08/28/2019 8:27:06 AM PDT by caww
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The title is deceptive. She didn’t say any other candidates were better. It is obvious that she was saying that even if you support someone you prefer on one issue (such as healthcare), it won’t matter if that person can’t win, and that Joe can win. She was actually saying the opposite.

10 posted on 08/28/2019 8:27:17 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (If it weren't for fake hate crimes, there would be no hate crimes at all.)
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Joe and Jill went up to the hill to fetch a pail of money,

When Joe was done, we had gone from 4 to 22 trillion dollars in debt.

Dirty, inarticulate groper/looter ALERT!

11 posted on 08/28/2019 8:28:26 AM PDT by PGalt
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"it all may still happen, but he’s certainly not running away with the race (one recent poll showed him statistically tied with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren)."

A USA today poll released today showed Biden 18 points ahead of Warren, his closest challenger. 32% vs. 14%. This despite the best efforts of the media to bury Biden.

12 posted on 08/28/2019 8:30:30 AM PDT by circlecity
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I get it but my point is that Trump will clobber him if he gets to the general election. In the meantime, he can keep some of the other left-wing nuts from gaining too much traction if he can win a few primaries.
13 posted on 08/28/2019 8:31:14 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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Let’s hope he is the candidate.

14 posted on 08/28/2019 8:33:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: PGalt
Joe and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of money
Jill fell down
And tore her gown
Joe laughed 'cause it was funny.
15 posted on 08/28/2019 8:34:11 AM PDT by Enterprise
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I saw video of her yesterday. I’m not convinced that she’s all in for his candidacy.

16 posted on 08/28/2019 8:35:39 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Jill came down with $2.50!

17 posted on 08/28/2019 8:36:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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I believe the left will do anything to regain their power and that with other nation assets helping to affect this election.....which is why Trump supporters have to turn out in droves it has to be a landslide win. Trump can certainly handle Biden easily....but debates aren’t what win elections. everything else moving on the election board and playing field does..and there are a lot of crooks on the sidelines.

18 posted on 08/28/2019 8:37:50 AM PDT by caww
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My daughter is a millennial and she told me that most millennials she’s interacted with are behind Warren.

My son told me something interesting too.

His take was that the up and coming generation that will be eligible to vote in 2020 are leaning towards the conservative side and will not likely vote for liberal politicians.

It looks to be an interesting election cycle.

For my part, I’m praying that God, in His mercy, graces us with four more years of President Trump before He brings down the curtain.

19 posted on 08/28/2019 8:38:50 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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Joe will hang in here b/c just being a candidate is worth big bucks.......which reminds me
...where in the world is his son Hunter, and his brother James Biden?


Biden’s Corruption Problem Powerline ^ | Aug. 2, 2019 | John Hinderaker Posted on 8/3/2019, 9:54:14 AM by libstripper Joe Biden is being portrayed as the Democrats’ safest potential presidential nominee, despite his obvious flaws as a candidate. But one wonders how Biden’s history of swamp corruption will play if he actually faces the scrutiny of a national run. Biden’s family has gotten wealthy, like those of so many low-paid “public servants”–Tom Daschle and Harry Reid are obvious examples. How does that happen? Politico headlines: “Biden Inc. Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career.” It begins: (Excerpt) Read more at ...


Joe Biden’s younger brother James received a series of “unusually generous” bank loans during the 1970s, while the former vice president served on the Senate Banking Committee. Politico reported on Friday that James Biden, who has a history of murky financial dealings, was able to parlay his role as the chief fundraiser for his brother’s 1972 Senate run into the startup capital required to open a nightclub.

The loans were considered “unusually generous” given that the younger Biden was a salesman without any business experience and purportedly had a net worth of less than $10,000 at the outset of the venture in 1973. Another key component of the story, which was widely covered by local media in Delaware and Pennsylvania at the time, is that the loans appeared to draw concerns over influence peddling, as Joe Biden had just been appointed to the Senate Banking Committee. (Excerpt) Read more at …

Here's the James Biden windfall ----- billions awarded for Iraq reconstruction.

CIRCA 2012 Crony capitalism & Joe Biden’s brother
By Charles Gasparino, NY POST, October 23, 2012

James Biden isn’t a big name in the business of residential housing development, so what exactly qualifies him to work at a construction company and share in the winnings of a $1.5 billion project to build affordable homes in Iraq? If you said it has something to do with his last name, the one shared by his older brother Vice President Joe Biden, you wouldn’t be far off. At least that’s the guess of some Wall Street analysts who cover the Marlton, NJ-based company Hill International and think they’ve seen yet another sordid tale of crony capitalism.

Hill has been around for decades; its main business is managing construction projects in the Middle East and here in America. It’s built a good reputation over the years, as has the father-son team who run it, Irv and David Richter. But the bursting of the real-estate bubble took its toll; Hill shares are down 80 percent since 2008. Since 2011, the company has reported losses. Its Middle East business has also been stymied by the Arab Spring uprisings; in Libya alone, Hill is out $60 million in payments that it’s still trying to recover.

But it got some good news not long after its housing subsidiary hired James Biden as an executive vice president in late 2010. Just six months later, Hill won one of its biggest contracts ever, a $1.5 billion deal to build at least 100,000 affordable homes in Iraq. A good deal for Hill, a relative newcomer to building homes — and for James Biden, who as one partner will get a good share of that $1.5 billion.

The deal is contingent on the Iraqi government providing financing, which it has yet to do, but Hill execs tell analysts the money could start flowing by the end of the year. That’s when everyone involved, James Biden included, will start collecting on tens of millions of dollars in profits.

One friend of James Biden’s estimates his net worth at around $7 million, yet he seems to have a remarkable lack of concrete business experience. An attorney who’s done work for him called him a “serial entrepreneur,” but didn’t name the startups he was responsible for.

Hill chief Irv Richter called Biden a “good salesman” and the firm’s Web site describes “40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally.”

(James Biden also had a relatively short and somewhat controversial run as a co-owner of a hedge-fund company with Joe’s son Hunter. The company, as it turns out, was marketed by companies controlled by now convicted Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford. Neither Biden was charged, but the fund company is now winding down its operations.)

No, James Biden’s obvious value comes from his connection to the Obama administration. Richter assures me that James’ ties to Joe played no part in landing the plum assignment in Iraq or any of the other government-related jobs Hill has received recently.

Really? Connect these dots: Both the Iraqi government and the Obama State Department played roles in helping Hill win the assignment, Richter concedes. And Joe Biden is President Obama’s point man on Iraq — a country where people expect politicians’ families to be “taken care of.”

Also key is TRAC Development, a South Korean firm that won the master contract for the Iraq work. And — huh! — James Biden and his wife were guests of President Obama and Michelle for last October’s state dinner honoring the president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak. All one big coincidence?

Well, Richter insists that, while Biden’s name and connections might open doors when government business is on the line, that doesn’t guarantee success. “If he had the name Obama, he would get in the door easier,” Richter joked. During this month’s vice-presidential debate, Joe Biden told Americans to just ignore all that stimulus money that went to administration-connected failures like Solyndra. Crony capitalism, he insisted, hardly exists with Joe Biden and Barack Obama watching the store.

Maybe that’s why the veep, after making that dopey statement, was laughing so much that night.

Charles Gasparino is a Fox Business Network senior correspondent.

20 posted on 08/28/2019 8:49:55 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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