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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:22 PM

 

Joe Biden: 'I think almost anybody' in 2020 Democratic field could be the president

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.

Capehart, an opinion writer for the Post who is also African American, asked Biden whether he believes that it’s “gonna take an old white person to beat an old white person” and “old school against old school” when discussing the African American community's concern over Trump’s re-election.

Biden responded: “They’d be looking for someone who maybe done them as good a chance of beating Trump, but understands the problems and the opportunities that they face.”

“... when the assertion is made that ... well, the reason the only person that can beat Trump is, “an old white guy.” I just think that ... I think there’s other people in the race who can beat Trump,” Biden continued.

“Who?” Capehart asked.

“Well, I think almost anybody,” Biden answered. “They’d all make a better president than Trump, no matter who’s left in the race.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/08/30/joe-biden-i-think-almost-anybody-could-beat-donald-trump-2020/2168099001/
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Reply Joe Biden: 'I think almost anybody' in 2020 Democratic field could be the president (Original post)
bluewater Aug 2019 OP
George II Aug 2019 #1
bluewater Aug 2019 #2
still_one Aug 2019 #4
bluewater Aug 2019 #6
still_one Aug 2019 #7
bluewater Aug 2019 #8
still_one Aug 2019 #9
bluewater Aug 2019 #11
TomCADem Aug 2019 #12
Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #15
emulatorloo Aug 2019 #27
obnoxiousdrunk Aug 2019 #3
mcar Aug 2019 #5
Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #13
Otto Lidenbrock Aug 2019 #10
Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #14
procon Aug 2019 #16
quickesst Aug 2019 #17
TwilightZone Aug 2019 #18
bluewater Aug 2019 #23
myohmy2 Aug 2019 #19
treestar Aug 2019 #20
MineralMan Aug 2019 #21
bluewater Aug 2019 #22
NurseJackie Aug 2019 #24
andym Aug 2019 #25
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #26
MineralMan Aug 2019 #28
bluewater Aug 2019 #29
MineralMan Sep 2019 #30
HeartlandProgressive Sep 2019 #31

Response to bluewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:29 PM

1. And if he said he doesn't think some could be president he'd be bashed for that.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:33 PM

2. Are you accusing Joe of being disingenuous? That he did not really mean what he said?!?

 

I believe Joe Biden when he says almost any of our 2020 Democratic candidates can beat Trump.

That was very honest and very gracious of him to say that to the press.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:36 PM

4. yup, it seems to come from same usual suspects. How dare Biden be gracious

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:42 PM

6. Biden was very honest and gracious telling the press all the Dems could defeat Trump.

 

Let's not try to spin that.

He deserves credit for being extremely honest.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to bluewater (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:47 PM

7. Sure thing. That is why you highlighted what you highlighted, to demonstrate "just how gracious and

 

honest he is"


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Response to still_one (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:50 PM

8. Yes, the highlights where he says almost all Dems would defeat Trump.

 

I think he was being incredibly honest and gracious when he said this to the press:


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.
...

I just think that ... I think there’s other people in the race who can beat Trump,” Biden continued.


“Who?” Capehart asked.

“Well, I think almost anybody,” Biden answered.
“They’d all make a better president than Trump, no matter who’s left in the race.”


What's wrong with highlighting what Biden himself said? He was being very courageous and honest to go against his own camp's argument.


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Response to bluewater (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:54 PM

9. I was referring to this: "undermining his own camp's argument in favor of his electability relative

 

to the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field.

you really think are fooling anyone?

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Response to still_one (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:57 PM

11. It's in there now, I was in the middle of edits in another tab.

 

That part strengthens my argument why Biden deserves credit for being so honest.

So, again, I think it was very honest and gracious for Joe Biden to say that almost all our Democratic candidates would defeat Trump ESPECIALLY since this went against his own camp's arguments.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:59 PM

12. Only A Narcissist Would Call His Fellow Party Rivals Unqualified

 

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Kudos to Biden for not going out of his way to trash his rivals to win the nomination.
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Response to TomCADem (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:24 PM

15. Indeed..

 

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:22 PM

27. +1

 

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

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:34 PM

3. Joe gets a

 

A+ for honesty.
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:40 PM

5. He is correct

 

Is this supposed to be an issue?
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Response to mcar (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:05 PM

13. For some it is... obviously

 

This is thread #2 about this. The other one is full of great positive comments from DU’ers supporting different candidates about Biden’s comments.

Biden is not just about himself. of course he’s in it to win, but if he’s not the nominee he will work to support all Dems up and down the ballot.

A great positive force for the country

More at the link


https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287260380
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:57 PM

10. Something about this claim doesn't add up

 

Capehart, an opinion writer for the Post who is also African American, asked Biden whether he believes that it’s “gonna take an old white person to beat an old white person” and “old school against old school” when discussing the African American community's concern over Trump’s re-election.


Bernie is an old white person. Older than Joe. African Americans are therefore gravitating to Joe in a larger scale because of something else. Maybe they just like his platform better.

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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:10 PM

14. Nailed it! The AA voter is savvy, not easily fooled. They see a leader that will support their cause

 

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:29 PM

16. National polls have been saying that for at least

 

a week now. Almost any Dem candidate polls better than Trump. So why do we get all this gleeful grade school pile on when Biden repeats the news andb says our candidates beat Trump?

The corporate press has their fat thumb on the scale, trying to tilt the Dem primary win to another candidate that is better aligned with their boardroom plans. Whoever that might be is still a wildcard, but it's clearly not Biden, and the goal might even be a Republican.

The point being the press should not be in the business of creating or rewriting the news to match their corporate agenda, nor should Dems be carry their water and enabling the wealthy oligarchs to undermine our candidates.

Be wary of these attacks against Biden. There's still an army of Russian trolls running loose in the intertubes and stirring the same pot to keep thier guy Trump in office.
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:06 PM

17. this is getting laughable and tiresome

 

There are polls almost daily which show numerous candidates who on a head-to-head basis today could beat Trump. Why would anybody make a big deal out of Joe Biden stating the obvious? It's just.....
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:19 PM

18. It's amusing that you think this is a problem.

 

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:39 AM

23. Who thinks Joe being honest is a problem?

 

He was both gracious and honest for telling the truth that almost any of our Democratic 2020 candidates can beat trump.



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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 12:25 AM

19. "...I think there's other people in the race who can beat Trump," Biden continued."

 

...a brutally honest observation...

...thank you Joe...

...
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:40 AM

20. great answer

 

now let's ask some of the others.
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:06 AM

21. So, are we now going to go after Biden for being gracious in his campaign?

 

What he is saying is that there are several good Democratic candidates. He's being a good Democrat in doing so.

That doesn't mean that he thinks anyone is more likely to win than he is. It's just a nice thing to say about his primary opponents.

For pete's sake!
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:36 AM

22. Who's going after Biden? There are only positive comments from everyone about his Honesty

 

and graciousness.

Joe was honest and gracious enough to go against his own's camp's electability argument, and he deserves praise for that.

Even David Axelrod admits this:




So Joe deserves extra praise for his honesty and graciousness.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:52 AM

24. "almost"

 

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:26 PM

25. As usual, Joe is correct and it's gracious for him to say this

 

I do think that Joe Biden's ability to communicate warmth and compassion is as strong as Obama's and Clinton's and he would be able to do much to repair the damage Trump and done to America's collective psyche.
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:31 PM

26. Your'e not getting what you wanted with this. NT

 

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:46 PM

28. Well, now...

 

молодец!
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:51 PM

29. As they say...

 

உண்மை என்னவென்றால் உண்மைதான்



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Response to bluewater (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:24 AM

30. I do not read Tamil.

 

Google, however, does. Truth is truth, but can be used for either good or evil.
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #30)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:45 AM

31. "Truth never damages a cause that is just."

 

That's a fact.

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Undecided

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