Thursday, October 22, 2015

Joe Says No!

With 101 days until the Iowa caucus and over a year until the election (note that Canada just conducted a campaign and election in 78 days)... Joe Biden bows out citing a lack of time. For the man who would be president...
One has to wonder if there is more to it than time. One has to wonder what the Clinton machine has.

One thing to note is that Joe Biden hasn't endorsed Hillary Clinton, another is his multiple jabs at her being proud of having Republicans as enemies.

"I still have a lot of Republican friends. I don't think that my chief enemy is the Republican Party."
 "The other team is not the enemy, If you treat it as the enemy, there is no way you can ever resolve the problems we have."
"I don't consider Republicans enemies — they're friends"

"I believe we have to end the divisive partisan politics that is ripping this country apart, and I think we can. It’s mean-spirited, it’s petty, and it’s gone on for much too long. I don’t believe, like some do, that’s it naive to talk to Republicans. I don’t think we should look at Republicans as our enemies. They are our opposition, they are not our enemies. And for the sake of the country, we have to work together." 
Full Text of Biden Speech

Lest you think this is the viewpoint only of the conservative right, even old tingly leg Matthews took note:

So, it was pretty tough on Hillary, going after her implicitly on things like treating Republicans as the enemy, raising big money, looking down at regular Joes like him as unsophisticated. There was a lot of attitude in that speech today and it wasn't very positive towards the Clintons.

He may be clumsy, he may be gaffe prone, but he is still the greater statesman.  Good luck to old Middle Class Joe:

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