Sat Aug 15, 2015, 11:01 PM

I think Joe is going to run.

VP Joe Biden made a very strong statement about the fatal attack on U.S. servicemen at the memorial service today.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a "perverted jihadist."

Biden's comments came at a memorial to the five servicemen killed in a shooting rampage by Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

"These perverse ideologues, warped theocrats, they may be able to inspire a single lone wolf to commit a savage act, but they can never, never threaten who we are," Biden said. "When this perverted jihadist struck, everyone responded."

Either he's pulling a classic Biden gaffe or he's decided to make his mark by making a stand distinctly to the right of everyone else in the Democratic race for the nomination. Because both the Justice Department and the Administration as a whole are avoiding the "J" word and the "M" word in regards to the attack like they were the plague.

If it is a move to create an "anti-terror" stance in an attempt to stand out in contrast to the rest of the pack will it be effective or will it turn off "peace at any cost" group that seems to be a significant portion of the party's base?
Either way, it seems to me it was too strong a statement to be just a slip of the tongue. I'm pretty sure the Veep is going to throw his hat in.

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Reply I think Joe is going to run. (Original post)
cologeek Aug 2015 OP
MercATC Aug 2015 #1
graham4anything4HC45 Aug 2015 #3
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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 01:32 AM

1. I don't think he will, but that'd be great

He'd only siphon off Clinton primary votes.

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Response to MercATC (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 07:38 AM

3. I disagree with you here. He will get the lead in the 48% Hillary won't get.

and his votes thankfully will siphon off the remaining non-Hillary votes.

While his voters will all go to Hillary, now, in poll after poll Hillary remains constant,
while the other part of the vote is split.
Biden goes up, Bernie goes down
Biden not in polls, Bernie goes up

but never is Hillary nationwide under the majority of putting the two others together.

Biden though takes 1/3 of the time of an hour debate, say anywhere from 12 to 20 minutes an hour
depending on who else is in, and how many commercials

So that is a strategical defensive strategy and Biden is a positive optimistic debater
and it takes a good line to make sure the Quarterback is not tackled.
Or Biden could be the star running back, the QB hands the ball too when needed.

Biden is also TeamAxelrod/Plouffe

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 07:33 AM

2. I have said all along I believe he will run,so he can direct the conservsation Hillary needs to take

He can steer the media the way he wants it to be steered, and frame the debate and be the one
to help Hillary run for the liberal left for the important Democratic party issues.

He speaks to Americans and speaks straight out.
He doesn't use the code words that are meaningless to the regular Democratic Party people.

And I have said it a million times- he would be a great VP choice for Hillary for the first term.

He don't want to retire, I don't get where people say that.

And singlehandedly the agenda/legacy of President Obama is his legacy too.

And this way instant he comes in, he is the New #2 and will be a defense to help steer the message
to his and President Obama's message.

for all the talk of crowd size, two is the magic number. The President and VP.

And his being in the race also takes up a good 10-20 minutes of each hour of a debate.
And Joe is able to diffuse any tension and always says things with a smile.
He is a pro-Positive person, an optimist

Best VP since LBJ

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