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still_one

(92,080 posts)
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 08:57 PM Apr 2019

How many times did Joe Biden run for President in the Democratic Primaries?


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one time
0 (0%)
two times
1 (17%)
three times
2 (33%)
more than three times
2 (33%)
I don't know
1 (17%)
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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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still_one

(92,080 posts)
3. Primaries, he was never the Democratic nominee in the general election
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:03 PM
Apr 2019

but I will reword the question to specify primary

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

The Velveteen Ocelot

(115,631 posts)
4. I was expecting a trick question.
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:04 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

still_one

(92,080 posts)
5. I reworded the question to be specific for Democratic primary. Is it a trick question? In a way
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:09 PM
Apr 2019

I think a good number of folks hear a certain number thrown out, and just repeat it, without knowing if that is correct or not.



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

WheelWalker

(8,954 posts)
2. Is this a trick question?
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:00 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

still_one

(92,080 posts)
7. I think a good number of folks hear a number thrown out, and assume it is correct, without really
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:17 PM
Apr 2019

knowing.

The only times I am aware that he ran for President were 1988 and 2008.

In 1988 he lost because of a plagiarism accusation. In 2008, he dropped out because he didn't do well in the early primaries

For those who say more than two, I would like to know when they were, and I guess I should have just asked that, but was curious what answers I would get.

Thanks

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

WheelWalker

(8,954 posts)
9. I was thinking it was either a trick or a joke. Incredible any Democrat would not know the answer.
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:20 PM
Apr 2019

Oh well, I stand to learn something every day, even at age 70. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Blessings.

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

still_one

(92,080 posts)
12. It is understandable though that people could get confused. A lot of water has gone under the
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:32 PM
Apr 2019

bridge so to speak.

Also, a lot of here are where you are, so you are not alone

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

Dennis Donovan

(18,770 posts)
15. He was out before the primaries in '88
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:41 PM
Apr 2019

...so, technically, he's only run in one Presidential primary, 2008.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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brooklynite

(94,413 posts)
6. The correct answer is two...
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:17 PM
Apr 2019

1988 and 2008. The fact that Biden withdrew in 1987 before voting started doesn't mean he didn't run.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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still_one

(92,080 posts)
8. If anyone on DU knew, it would be you. Thanks. 1988 and 2008
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:19 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)
11. Glad to see that I was right
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:23 PM
Apr 2019

I remember both of them. At my age, hopefully clearly!

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

still_one

(92,080 posts)
13. ..........................................................................................
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:34 PM
Apr 2019

me too, but no matter what the age, one can still get things confused


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

customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)
17. That's what my lady says
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 11:37 PM
Apr 2019

Or something like that.

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

herding cats

(19,558 posts)
10. Twice, thirty years apart.
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:22 PM
Apr 2019

I've seen it said multiple times it was three times. That's not correct.

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

(92,080 posts)
14. I think it is easy to get things mixed up since Biden has been a Senator for such a long time
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:39 PM
Apr 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

herding cats

(19,558 posts)
16. I agree.
Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:46 PM
Apr 2019

He's had a long career in the spotlight. I'm not faulting people for making the mistake. If anything I've wondered if the distance between the first and the last time wasn't what confused people.

I will say neither primary cycle he ran in was similar and neither previous one was like this current one.. He's in a somewhat unique position of running three very different races for the nomination.

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