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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 09:55 AM

 

The Hill: CNN Reports Biden to skip first Dem debate

Report: Biden to skip first Dem debate
By Jordan Fabian * October 01, 2015 * The Hill

Vice President Joe Biden is not expected to participate in the first Democratic presidential debate on October 13, CNN reported Thursday, a sign he is delaying his decision whether to jump into the 2016 race.

Biden is not preparing for the debate, which will take place in Las Vegas, according to several Democrats who spoke to CNN. Instead, the vice president is likely to announce his 2016 plans in the second half of October.

Should Biden skip the debate, it would further fuel speculation about one of the biggest unknown factors in the Democratic presidential primary.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/255585-report-biden-to-skip-first-dem-debate

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Reply The Hill: CNN Reports Biden to skip first Dem debate (Original post)
99th_Monkey Oct 2015 OP
tularetom Oct 2015 #1
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2015 #4
99th_Monkey Oct 2015 #8
Go Vols Oct 2015 #19
BeyondGeography Oct 2015 #2
cpompilo Oct 2015 #3
LWolf Oct 2015 #5
DemByDefault Oct 2015 #6
Metric System Oct 2015 #14
stillwaiting Oct 2015 #7
99th_Monkey Oct 2015 #9
DemocratSinceBirth Oct 2015 #10
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2015 #11
restorefreedom Oct 2015 #12
Maven Oct 2015 #13
mmonk Oct 2015 #15
ChiciB1 Oct 2015 #16
winter is coming Oct 2015 #17
99th_Monkey Oct 2015 #18

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 09:59 AM

1. He should probably get off the pot

Because I don't think he's gonna shit.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:06 AM

4. He 'd arrest people on pot

him and his drug war.....Oh, you meant the shitter...LOL

That being said this Biden thing is really
getting sour and has reached its expiration date about a month ago.. and the public can smell it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:20 AM

8. It serves a purpose: giving M$M someone to talk about, instead of Bernie Sanders & REAL issues

 

In their "coverage of the Democratic Primary" they need something to say besides
the daily update on Hillary's emails, so Biden is a ghost candidate, so they can keep pretending
Sanders doesn't exist.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:57 PM

19. +1

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:02 AM

2. Kerry and Gore are supposedly skipping it as well

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:06 AM

3. E. Warren as well.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:07 AM

5. Simply another piece of evidence.

He's not running, and all the talk is a smooth distraction.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:08 AM

6. Its not like anyone will be watching them anyways

 

DWS made sure of that..

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Response to DemByDefault (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 01:46 PM

14. Why won't people tune into CNN on a Tuesday night?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:19 AM

7. He is allowing himself to be used to muddy the waters. To keep focus OFF of Bernie.

Off of Bernie's policy differences from Hillary Clinton.

The media will have an imaginary horse race between Clinton and Biden for as long as they can (and perhaps even longer). It might not allow some people (since most people simply do not pay attention) the time to even THINK about voting for Bernie. NO doubt that's the exact plan.

TPTB will include Biden in polling for as long as possible, and they will NOT point out Biden policies and past actions that might detract from his support or that differ from Bernie (or Hillary).

When the "results" come in from our primaries we might not have too many polls without Biden included. In our day and age of electronic voting that makes things much easier for one particular candidate. Democratic Leadership are certainly creating a primary where no trick will be spared that's for sure.

Shit or get off the pot Biden. It's beyond ridiculous at this point, and our Democratic process deserves much more respect than Party Leaders are giving it during this primary process. Biden doesn't even have to run to help the Establishment. He just has to allow himself to be used to muddy the waters.

And, Bernie supporters every day is important. We have LOTS of educating to do. We're not going to get much help (but we knew that from day 1).

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Response to stillwaiting (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:31 AM

9. exactly, Biden's the ghost candidate, a distraction from real issues and real candidate Sanders

 

lol - i had just posted this, then saw your post ..
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251637964#post8

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:35 AM

10. No Lincoln either?

eom

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:55 AM

11. This coy little "maybe I will but maybe I won't" crap is long past tiresome.

You have toyed with my affections for the last time, MISTER Biden! Now, you can just STAY on that pot for all I care and we'll slip a copy of Reader's Digest under the door once a month or so to keep you company.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 11:01 AM

12. he is plan b

but hopefully blowing that off and not taking orders from dws

i really do hope he enjoys a nice retirement

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 01:44 PM

13. UGH. this whole coy routine is making me dislike him

he should just officially rule himself out

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:00 PM

15. Seems all a scam to me. But I don't blindly trust anyone or group of people.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:26 PM

16. I'm Almost Sure Something Is Going On AND

Maybe, even though it hurts me to say this, he seems to being used or is a part of a distraction to keep people from supporting Bernie. Don't think it's working. People are getting set on which candidate they want to support.

Just too weird for me.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:34 PM

17. How did several unnamed Democrats saying Biden isn't preparing for Las Vegas morph

into "Biden to skip first Dem debate"? I wouldn't be surprised if Biden does skip the debate, but going from "CNN talked to some Dems" (Which ones? Would they know whether BIden's preparing?) to "not expected to participate" to a headline that makes it sound like Biden's definitively said he's skipping the debate is full of journalism suck.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 05:47 PM

18. Yah, yah, anonymous sources say..

 

That's why we post links, etc. so people can decide for themselves how seriously to
take the story.

If I was putting money on it though, I'd bet he'll skip the first debate.

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