When he's not in Washington, and not in Delaware, and not conferring with a foreign leader in some distant capital... chances are Delaware's Joe Biden may be the keynote speaker at some secret fundraiser.
Sure sounds like Biden wants to run in 2016. Joe's always been a good foot soldier for his party. I think if Biden plays his cards right he could get the DEM nomination & possibility win in 2016. Biden is more likeable than Hillary.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:04am
Why is this news? Every person in office has to raise money... That is why so little governing ever gets done.. Has anyone ever done the math?
If you need $10 million (rather small), then across 2 years of a Congressional term, follow me here... 2 years = (2 X 365 days) = 730 days means that each congressperson needs to raise $13,698... EVERY SINGLE DAY (inc. weekends, holidays, time off, vacations) Californians need 5 times that or $50 million or $68,493 per day....
With demands like that, to try to make a politician look bad for having fundraisers does only one thing... Makes the reporter look bad for thinking it is a story....
Allan, if you get a chance in your two slots, ask EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and TARINI PARTI (Politico): what on earth were they thinking?
And if anyone has any question to whom if funding these campaigns, here is the graphic....
I don't think this story makes Joe Biden look bad, do you?
It's the way the game is played.
Also, we have to define "story". POLITICO is a news source for political junkies and political staffers who love following politics. I don't imagine this would be a very big "story" (if at all) in just regular popular media.
Of course, many would like to take some of the money out of politics. And that may be practically as impossible in these United States as reasonable restrictions on firearms!
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:34am
Oh no. My beef wasn't that it made him look good or bad.. My beef was instead, that with gigantic problems in the world today, it was even a story at all...
Actually it makes our VP look pretty cool...
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:06am
Actually Allan, is it not so far-fetched for America to get back to where common sense and decorum return to Washington politics, though what it would take to do so, is a rare occurance. It was done in 1932. Some may blame the Depression for that Democratic landslide. I think is was much, much more. It was the American's disgust with the inept Republican party of Hoover... Back then, when something obviously needed done, government action ran counter to the Republican notion of laissez faire (let the markets handle it). That (1932) was more of an anti-Republican election than one for the current New York governor, where no matter what Hoover said either on the radio or in print, he was saddled at every town by having a "Hooverville" named for him growing daily on its exterior. What happened in 1932 was that many Americans resoundingly said: "No Republicans; anywhere"... and then with super pluralities across the nation, policies got set that lasted across the next 70 years lasting all the way until 2002, after which Republicans in earnest began dismantling those sound fiscal policies..
If Republicans ever had anything to stand on, the next major shift could have gone the other way. They tried after 2000 to do just that, to set up policies which would become too hard to change and therefore over time would became canonized as traditional values, like Social Security is today. But there is no truth (other than greed) behind policies that benefit the top 1%...Though there is truth (economics) in policies that help 99% of us, even if at the expense of the top 1%....
So since 1932 happened, it can happen. Possibly 2016 if Hillary runs. It definitely is what America needs, especially an America sickened by government shut downs, debt crises, 50 votes to repeal Obamacare, real problems like immigration never acted upon, finger pointing and can kicking with no results, and divisive, sneering partisan politics coupled with an underlying buried racial hatred... I don't think any Democrat could charismatically cause the nation to align into one party. It will have to be the Republicans who make it so. But I do think the incompetence of today's Republicans is well on its way to making that happen...
As a microcosm, once can see the evidence is here in comments on this blog. When one side can ONLY defend their position by making wild, crazy pronouncements which don't make sense against solid contrary evidence, I guess just to express they won't surrender (like those Japanese marooned on Pacific Islands), you know their days are numbered...
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 4:45am
So what else is new?
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 4:52am
Time to celebrate with another music break:
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 8:07am
MFD: You're right. Joe has always been a great partisan hack for the left.
Mike from Delaware
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:05am
Mrpizza: I bet Kavips could bury you in names of the numerous Republicans who are partisan hacks for the right.
Joe IS a Democrat. You wouldn't expect him to do fund raisers for Ted Cruz would you? Anymore than I'd expect Rand Paul to do a fund raiser for Elizabeth Warren.
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