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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!
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Biden settles the electability debate once and for all (Original Post) BeyondGeography Aug 2019 OP
LOL....is this a gaffe? DrToast Aug 2019 #1
A "gaffe": when a politician tells the truth bluewater Aug 2019 #2
Meh Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #6
It's not wishful thinking when Joe says just about anyone can beat Trump. bluewater Aug 2019 #9
Meh Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #10
That's an interesting assertion. TwilightZone Aug 2019 #7
It is an old political joke: ie a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth. bluewater Aug 2019 #11
Meh Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #12
Then er, his mistakes are not gaffes treestar Aug 2019 #34
more like verbal blunders and memory lapses bluewater Aug 2019 #38
You should look at post #3, 23 & 28....still think your negative comments are convincing voters? Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #51
You should look at post #20,24,55,60.. still think personal comments are convincing voters? bluewater Aug 2019 #63
Looked.. no ...negative comments do not win over voters Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #70
then why not stop? HeartlandProgressive Aug 2019 #84
Aggressive negativity isn't going to win anyone over. TwilightZone Aug 2019 #71
Is Senator Warren a gaffe machine? OilemFirchen Aug 2019 #31
Non Sequitur? bluewater Aug 2019 #32
OMG! OilemFirchen Aug 2019 #33
No, his campaign staff isn't gonna sweat Joe being a decent human being. MrsCoffee Aug 2019 #81
LOL.. the truth. Cha Aug 2019 #40
This is why I love Biden! cwydro Aug 2019 #3
That comment is directed Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #4
Agreed. TwilightZone Aug 2019 #8
I would have stated it differently. Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #21
People would say he was insulting Hillary if he did that Otto Lidenbrock Aug 2019 #48
That would be incorrect. Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #57
And his comment I hope would be said by ALL Of our candidates, because there is a very Eliot Rosewater Aug 2019 #26
Indeed!! Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #53
Thx for posting! This shows mr. Biden's love of country and sense of duty. He's in it to win, but Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #5
My pleasure BeyondGeography Aug 2019 #13
Me too! Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #16
Meh bluewater Aug 2019 #30
.... KPN Aug 2019 #45
I agree with him also Andy823 Aug 2019 #20
Highly doubtful BeyondGeography Aug 2019 #24
bookmarked. bluewater Aug 2019 #27
Well.. once again I don't tell you that and Cha Aug 2019 #39
This!! We need his leadership, focus and experience Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #41
Mahalo, kasper! Cha Aug 2019 #43
Hey Cha ... Maloha to you... "It's Biden speak" at its best Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #54
I never said you did Cha Andy823 Aug 2019 #61
I know.. maybe I worded that wrong.. Cha Aug 2019 #62
Yes I know he will Andy823 Aug 2019 #67
You son is wicked smart! Cha Aug 2019 #68
Biden deserves credit for stating the truth, our Democratic candidates can beat Trump. bluewater Aug 2019 #14
That's what I love about Joe Biden. Chemisse Aug 2019 #19
Meh Bradshaw3 Aug 2019 #25
Exactly...Hey, I didnt want Joe to run. But I knew if he did he would DO THE RIGHT THING Eliot Rosewater Aug 2019 #29
Exactly!! Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #42
Ha! They taped a Biden poster on the computer monitor. progressoid Aug 2019 #15
Yeah, many dead trees paid with their lives for that poster FakeNoose Aug 2019 #17
Biden wants Democrats to win most of all unlike some people JI7 Aug 2019 #18
Maybe you have heard this. SCVDem Aug 2019 #22
Showing a bit isn't it!! why don't they say + things about their candidate of choice instead of Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #44
Biden is higher on my list of choices than before JI7 Aug 2019 #23
This answer was really directed at rump, after all, what other answer would make rump mad?... SWBTATTReg Aug 2019 #28
Good for him not claiming to be the only one treestar Aug 2019 #35
Ask his staff BeyondGeography Aug 2019 #55
His Campaign staff must be proud of his honesty and graciousness. bluewater Aug 2019 #56
There ya go BeyondGeography Aug 2019 #60
i think he decides what he is going to say treestar Aug 2019 #79
I think he has no idea what he is going to say BeyondGeography Aug 2019 #80
It's the mark of a decent guy who isn't afraid of the competition. MrsCoffee Aug 2019 #82
How should he know what is going too be asked? treestar Aug 2019 #83
Hello, he wasn't directly asked if anyone else could beat Trump, he VOLUNTEERED it BeyondGeography Aug 2019 #87
well so, what was wrong with his saying that? treestar Aug 2019 #89
Joe did bring up who else was electable all on his own HeartlandProgressive Aug 2019 #86
Such a gracious guy .. he didn't put other Democrats down. nt NYMinute Aug 2019 #36
Biden is not one of those who says.. Cha Aug 2019 #37
Indeed he is a uniter...with that kind of public statement his message shines thru Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #46
Yes! I think this only Cha Aug 2019 #49
Does gaffe simply means speaking his mind unscripted? AlexSFCA Aug 2019 #47
Could be.. interesting point! Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #52
An example of Joe Biden's graciousness peggysue2 Aug 2019 #50
And honesty! bluewater Aug 2019 #58
"Nor will he give Trump anything to hang his hat on." Cha Aug 2019 #66
Problem is you gotta win the nomination first. So far Joe is standing strong! redstateblues Aug 2019 #59
Biden is very gracious. Another reason to admire him. highplainsdem Aug 2019 #64
Yes, we are fortunate.. his positive attitude and nature is contagious, as shown by most of the Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #65
Yes, Joe Biden is a Gracious TEAM Player.. just Cha Aug 2019 #74
Good for him! Is this supposed to reflect poorly on Biden? DanTex Aug 2019 #69
the funniest part of all this.... quickesst Aug 2019 #72
Exactly, quickesst! Biden's just Cha Aug 2019 #73
yeah Cha quickesst Aug 2019 #75
Yeah, I've noticed that.. Cha Aug 2019 #76
BIDEN: "Well, I think almost anybody" (could beat Trump). elocs Aug 2019 #77
In the long run, it is always better to tell the truth HeartlandProgressive Aug 2019 #85
Nope, that kind of talk leads to complacency such as, elocs Aug 2019 #88
I really admire and like Joe marlakay Aug 2019 #78
This message was self-deleted by its author andym Aug 2019 #91
He Is Almost Certainly Correct colsohlibgal Aug 2019 #90
With this statement Joe Biden reaffirms that he is authentic andym Aug 2019 #92
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
2. A "gaffe": when a politician tells the truth
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:34 PM
Aug 2019

Last edited Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:34 PM - Edit history (2)

Michael Kinsley: “It used to be, there was truth and there was falsehood. Now there is spin and there are gaffes. Spin is often thought to be synonymous with falsehood or lying, but more accurately it is indifference to the truth. A politician engaged in spin is saying what he or she wishes were true, and sometimes, by coincidence, it is. Meanwhile, a gaffe, it has been said, is when a politician tells the truth — or more precisely, when he or she accidentally reveals something truthful about what is going on in his or her head. A gaffe is what happens when the spin breaks down.”



It's an old political joke, that a gaffe is when a politician drops the spin and inadvertently tells the truth.

But seriously, this must have driven his Campaign Staff crazy when they heard he said this. Electability is supposed to be the cornerstone of Joe's entire campaign.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
9. It's not wishful thinking when Joe says just about anyone can beat Trump.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:02 PM
Aug 2019

Since Joe Biden is the current front runner, no one can accuse him of wishful thinking when he says just about anyone of our candidates can beat Trump.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

TwilightZone

(25,817 posts)
7. That's an interesting assertion.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:59 PM
Aug 2019

He's saying that anyone on the Democratic side can beat Trump.

You think that's a gaffe? It's reality.

You're trying waaaay too hard.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
11. It is an old political joke: ie a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:05 PM
Aug 2019

I believe Joe Biden was telling the truth when he said just about any of our candidates can beat Trump.



That undermines the electability argument his Campaign was making, but it is true never-the-less.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

treestar

(82,383 posts)
34. Then er, his mistakes are not gaffes
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:52 PM
Aug 2019

as they aren't the truth.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
38. more like verbal blunders and memory lapses
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:01 PM
Aug 2019

the media over uses the word "gaffe" when they should be more direct and honest at times.

But, you did catch the part that said it's an old political joke to call it a gaffe when a politician inadvertently tells the truth?

Gaffe is defined seriously as: an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.



If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
51. You should look at post #3, 23 & 28....still think your negative comments are convincing voters?
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:22 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
63. You should look at post #20,24,55,60.. still think personal comments are convincing voters?
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:18 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
70. Looked.. no ...negative comments do not win over voters
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:22 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

TwilightZone

(25,817 posts)
71. Aggressive negativity isn't going to win anyone over.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:25 PM
Aug 2019

I would have thought everyone figured that out in 2016. But, alas, no.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

OilemFirchen

(7,143 posts)
31. Is Senator Warren a gaffe machine?
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:49 PM
Aug 2019

Or is she generally "indifferent to the truth"?

Perhaps you should read your quotes more carefully.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
32. Non Sequitur?
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:49 PM
Aug 2019

Back to the topic of the OP....




Let's all salute Joe Biden for stating the truth, that all our Democratic candidates can defeat Trump.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

MrsCoffee

(5,803 posts)
81. No, his campaign staff isn't gonna sweat Joe being a decent human being.
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:00 AM
Aug 2019

Not gonna happen. He has proven he doesn’t need to take the low road.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
40. LOL.. the truth.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:03 PM
Aug 2019

Joe Biden is country and planet over ego.. one of the many reasons I support him.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
3. This is why I love Biden!
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:37 PM
Aug 2019

He’s no longer my first choice, but he’s a damn close second.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Mr.Bill

(24,448 posts)
4. That comment is directed
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:44 PM
Aug 2019

to Trump more than other Democratic candidates.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

TwilightZone

(25,817 posts)
8. Agreed.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:01 PM
Aug 2019

The interpretations of the claim in that thread are certainly...creative.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Mr.Bill

(24,448 posts)
21. I would have stated it differently.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:29 PM
Aug 2019

I would have said if Bullwinkle the moose were on the ballot he would beat Trump.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Otto Lidenbrock

(581 posts)
48. People would say he was insulting Hillary if he did that
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:21 PM
Aug 2019

I can see the headlines now:

Biden slams Hillary Clinton by suggesting a moose would have been a better candidate in 2016

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Mr.Bill

(24,448 posts)
57. That would be incorrect.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:39 PM
Aug 2019

We are talking about 2020 Trump, not 2016 Trump. A good number of people who voted for him then didn't realize what the next four years were going to be like.

I have to keep reminding myself that the vast majority of voters are and were far less informed than we are here. They are more informed about Trump now, though.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Eliot Rosewater

(31,360 posts)
26. And his comment I hope would be said by ALL Of our candidates, because there is a very
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:44 PM
Aug 2019

real strategic reason for saying it.

Joe may forget dates and places sometimes but he wont forget that he worked for a great man and rump is a filthy fucking piece of shit traitor.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
5. Thx for posting! This shows mr. Biden's love of country and sense of duty. He's in it to win, but
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:55 PM
Aug 2019

Simply stating if it isn’t me then, one of our other fine candidates will.

Go Joe go!!! We’ve got your back!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BeyondGeography

(39,477 posts)
13. My pleasure
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:10 PM
Aug 2019

I happen to agree with him. Literally.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Andy823

(11,502 posts)
20. I agree with him also
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:25 PM
Aug 2019

Even though I get told here on DU that Biden is the "only" one who can beat trump, and we are doomed if he isn't the nominee.

I wonder if that will change no that Joe has said himself others can beat trump also?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BeyondGeography

(39,477 posts)
24. Highly doubtful
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:42 PM
Aug 2019

But this will serve as a handy rebuttal.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
39. Well.. once again I don't tell you that and
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:02 PM
Aug 2019

I support Joe Biden. He's a Uniter.. he will support the nominee if it's not him and work hard for the Nom.

One of the many reasons I support him .. Country and Planet Over Ego.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
41. This!! We need his leadership, focus and experience
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:05 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
43. Mahalo, kasper!
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:09 PM
Aug 2019

We do! But if it's not Biden he will ".. break his neck working for the nominee.." That's paraphrase from a Biden quote. Biden talk!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
54. Hey Cha ... Maloha to you... "It's Biden speak" at its best
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:27 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Andy823

(11,502 posts)
61. I never said you did Cha
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:07 PM
Aug 2019

but others say it all the time. I like Joe and I will vote for him if he is the nominee, I will vote for whoever is the nominee. I have said many times that we have a great bunch of candidates, and that we have more the one who can beat trump.

I don't have any problems with supporters of other candidates and I never will.

The trolls I have a problem with. We had them with Hillary, trying to cause problems and we have them now trying to take down Biden, Harris, and Warren, and others if they gain momentum. It's going to be a long primary.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
62. I know.. maybe I worded that wrong..
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:13 PM
Aug 2019

but logically no one knows who's going to be the Nom at this point.

I just know that if it's not Biden he will bow out gracefully and not keep running when he knows he can't win.

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=242764

Andy

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Andy823

(11,502 posts)
67. Yes I know he will
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:34 PM
Aug 2019

He is a great man and he would never be a sore loser. I also think that the three women in the top tier will also bow out gracefully, not really sure about Bernie, but I hope he does also. They all have to back the nominee and do everything they can to get trump out of office.

My son is 25, he likes Warren, but he said he would back any of our candidates because in the long run we can't let trump win! I totally agree with him.

Take care Cha.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
68. You son is wicked smart!
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:52 PM
Aug 2019

You, too, Andy!:grouphhug:

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
14. Biden deserves credit for stating the truth, our Democratic candidates can beat Trump.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:11 PM
Aug 2019


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Chemisse

(30,861 posts)
19. That's what I love about Joe Biden.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:18 PM
Aug 2019

He's a good and honorable man.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Eliot Rosewater

(31,360 posts)
29. Exactly...Hey, I didnt want Joe to run. But I knew if he did he would DO THE RIGHT THING
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:45 PM
Aug 2019

when necessary.

And that may end up being to win or to do whatever, but I have NO DOUBT he wont FUCK with us to massage his ego!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

progressoid

(50,163 posts)
15. Ha! They taped a Biden poster on the computer monitor.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:12 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

FakeNoose

(33,844 posts)
17. Yeah, many dead trees paid with their lives for that poster
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:17 PM
Aug 2019

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

JI7

(89,564 posts)
18. Biden wants Democrats to win most of all unlike some people
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:17 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

SCVDem

(5,103 posts)
22. Maybe you have heard this.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:32 PM
Aug 2019

When they go low,

Joe stays high.

It sounds like some here really want ugly, divisive shit slinging type of a campaign.

Biden will not abide!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
44. Showing a bit isn't it!! why don't they say + things about their candidate of choice instead of
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:12 PM
Aug 2019

Negatives about others. It doesn’t convince anyone to switch...or help their candidate.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

JI7

(89,564 posts)
23. Biden is higher on my list of choices than before
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:39 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

SWBTATTReg

(22,694 posts)
28. This answer was really directed at rump, after all, what other answer would make rump mad?...
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:45 PM
Aug 2019

this one answer, all of the democratic nominees...

Ha ha heh...my opinion of Biden has gone up a lot after this answer of his...

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

treestar

(82,383 posts)
35. Good for him not claiming to be the only one
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:53 PM
Aug 2019

who can beat Dotard and not dissing other Democrats in the form of saying they can't beat him.

This is supposed to be a bad thing?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BeyondGeography

(39,477 posts)
55. Ask his staff
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:27 PM
Aug 2019

Think they sent him out there this morning to tell WaPo that just about any ole Dem can take Trump?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
56. His Campaign staff must be proud of his honesty and graciousness.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:38 PM
Aug 2019

For former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 presidential campaign has been focused primarily on one question: Who is best to beat President Donald Trump?

His campaign's answer: Joe Biden is.

But, in an interview for a podcast with the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, Biden seemed on the verge of undermining his own camp's argument in favor of his electability relative to the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/08/30/joe-biden-i-think-almost-anybody-could-beat-donald-trump-2020/2168099001/

It takes a big man to contradict his own campaign's cornerstone argument.


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

treestar

(82,383 posts)
79. i think he decides what he is going to say
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:44 AM
Aug 2019

which explains the "gaffes." He speaks off the cuff, from the heart. Not over prepared or wooden or all that stuff.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BeyondGeography

(39,477 posts)
80. I think he has no idea what he is going to say
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:57 AM
Aug 2019

If you read the transcript this was something he volunteered. Capehart asked a follow-up. So the week after Jill is sent out to deliver an eat-your-peas and vote for Joe because he’s the one who can win, Biden himself is saying most anyone can win. That’s the mark of a haphazard campaign which is what always happens with Biden.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

MrsCoffee

(5,803 posts)
82. It's the mark of a decent guy who isn't afraid of the competition.
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:07 AM
Aug 2019

The question was begging to be followed up by questions about why the other candidates can’t beat Trump. Why on earth put those sound bytes out there for Trump to use like he used Bernie’s sound bytes against Clinton?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

treestar

(82,383 posts)
83. How should he know what is going too be asked?
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:13 AM
Aug 2019

It would be said the DNC is rigging it for him if he was handed the questions before hand.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

BeyondGeography

(39,477 posts)
87. Hello, he wasn't directly asked if anyone else could beat Trump, he VOLUNTEERED it
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 11:25 AM
Aug 2019

This is the question he was responding to:

CAPEHART: Old school against old school. What do you think about that?


He went there all on his own and made it the headline of the interview because what he said was at odds with all of his campaign’s electability messaging to date. That what an undisciplined candidate does.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

treestar

(82,383 posts)
89. well so, what was wrong with his saying that?
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 12:44 PM
Aug 2019

He isn't a trained dog.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 
86. Joe did bring up who else was electable all on his own
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:53 AM
Aug 2019

It was not a direct question that he had to answer

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

NYMinute

(3,256 posts)
36. Such a gracious guy .. he didn't put other Democrats down. nt
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:59 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
37. Biden is not one of those who says..
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:59 PM
Aug 2019
"..“I intend to be the Democratic nominee,.."

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=242764

Biden is a Uniter. If he's not winning he will support wholeheartedly whomever the winner is.

That's just one reason I support Joe Biden. Country and Planet over ego
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
46. Indeed he is a uniter...with that kind of public statement his message shines thru
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:17 PM
Aug 2019

It gives me hope that not all is lost.

Go Joe go!! We’ve got your back!!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
49. Yes! I think this only
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:21 PM
Aug 2019

makes people want to support him more!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

AlexSFCA

(6,150 posts)
47. Does gaffe simply means speaking his mind unscripted?
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:18 PM
Aug 2019

If so, it could be the single most important quality against trump.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
52. Could be.. interesting point!
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:23 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

peggysue2

(11,037 posts)
50. An example of Joe Biden's graciousness
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:22 PM
Aug 2019

And his loyal support of all our Democratic candidates. This will be the fight of our lifetimes. Biden knows that and will not dismiss anyone for the 2020 election. Nor will he give Trump anything to hang his hat on.

AGO4JOE2020

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
58. And honesty!
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:47 PM
Aug 2019

I believe Joe when he says almost any of our Democratic candidates would defeat Trump.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
66. "Nor will he give Trump anything to hang his hat on."
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:33 PM
Aug 2019

Like some others have done.. very ungraciously.. but Joe Biden keeps on going Forward!

Mahalo, Peggysue!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

redstateblues

(10,565 posts)
59. Problem is you gotta win the nomination first. So far Joe is standing strong!
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:58 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

highplainsdem

(49,876 posts)
64. Biden is very gracious. Another reason to admire him.
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:18 PM
Aug 2019

He's also a team player who will work his heart out for the nominee, if he doesn't get the nomination himself.

We need more people like him.

And we're very, very fortunate he's running.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Thekaspervote

(33,255 posts)
65. Yes, we are fortunate.. his positive attitude and nature is contagious, as shown by most of the
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:24 PM
Aug 2019

Comments here!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
74. Yes, Joe Biden is a Gracious TEAM Player.. just
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 01:18 AM
Aug 2019

what I want in a President! Country and Planet Over Ego

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

DanTex

(20,709 posts)
69. Good for him! Is this supposed to reflect poorly on Biden?
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:12 PM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

quickesst

(6,289 posts)
72. the funniest part of all this....
Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:59 PM
Aug 2019

.... is that there are polls all over the media which clearly shows numerous candidates who on a head-to-head basis today would beat Trump. I think Joe's statement was a friendly overture to his fellow candidates, and reflects the positive and honest attitude of a gracious and caring person. For all of those people who continue to pretend they are aghast at every small criticism of Biden, it has steadily progressed from mildly entertaining to just plain tiresome.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
73. Exactly, quickesst! Biden's just
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 01:15 AM
Aug 2019

verifying what the polls say.. and they do show Biden as the one who beats trump with the most % points!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

quickesst

(6,289 posts)
75. yeah Cha
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:13 AM
Aug 2019

I think some people believe they can take Joe Biden down by inflicting a thousand cuts. The problem is they are trying to do it using a butter knife.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Cha

(300,201 posts)
76. Yeah, I've noticed that..
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:18 AM
Aug 2019

so excited.. here's another cut! But, it doesn't quite do the trick.. too dull.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

elocs

(22,826 posts)
77. BIDEN: "Well, I think almost anybody" (could beat Trump).
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 05:42 AM
Aug 2019

Why??? Why would he ever say that?
Yes, the mouth is faster than the brain.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 
85. In the long run, it is always better to tell the truth
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:50 AM
Aug 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

elocs

(22,826 posts)
88. Nope, that kind of talk leads to complacency such as,
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 11:27 AM
Aug 2019

"Why should I vote if anybody is going to beat Trump?"
Choosing not to speak a truth does not mean you are lying, and every truth does not need to be told.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

marlakay

(11,720 posts)
78. I really admire and like Joe
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 05:44 AM
Aug 2019

He’s not my number one because I tend to lean more left on a few issues than him but I would be proud to vote for him if he makes it.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

Response to marlakay (Reply #78)

 

colsohlibgal

(5,275 posts)
90. He Is Almost Certainly Correct
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:36 PM
Aug 2019

Lawrence O’Donnell has had Rachel Bitcofer on several times lately. She correctly called the Blue Wave in 2018 almost perfectly. She says her data shows that any of the top 5/6 dem contenders will crush Putin’s Cuddly Toy Donnie, that the vote is more anti Trump than pro any candidate.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

andym

(5,492 posts)
92. With this statement Joe Biden reaffirms that he is authentic
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:42 PM
Aug 2019

Some politicians only state that which they think will help them win. Joe Biden is honest and does not self-aggrandize. It is very endearing. I would be very happy if he is elected President-- he will do much to repair the damage Trump has inflicted on America's culture. It also goes without saying that Joe is running because he believes he will be the best possible President.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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