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Hillary Clinton takes shots at Joe Biden also in her new book…

The women IS getting a LOT off her chest , eh?

Politics IS a contact sport….

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in her new book openly questions former Vice President’s Joe Biden‘s assessment that the Democrats did not focus on the middle class during the presidential race.

“Joe Biden said the Democratic Party in 2016 ‘did not talk about what it always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,'” Clinton said in her new book, “What Happened,” which was obtained by CNN.

“I find this fairly remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class,” she continued.

Clinton was referring to comments made by Biden, in which he criticized Democrats’ strategy to win over working-class voters that used to be a safe voting bloc for the party.

“Because of the negative campaign that [Donald] Trump ran, how much did we hear about that guy making 50,000 bucks on an assembly line, the woman — his wife — making $28,000 as a hostess?” Biden said in May.

“They have $78,000, two kids, living in a metropolitan area, and they can hardly make it,” Biden continued, adding “When was the last time you heard us talk about those people?” ….



Interesting how Clinton is open now that she lost, eh?


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2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination race updates 8/31/17….

Book Releases….

Former Vice President Joe Biden will release a new book this fall that could also serve as a test for whether the country is interested in seeing him run for president.

Longtime advisers to Biden see his memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose” as the ultimate test for whether or not he’ll wade into a potentially crowded 2020 field.

“It’s a chance to step out on his own terms with a character reinforcing narrative that reintroduces himself to America as more than a vice president,” said one former senior aide. “

His book tour will be a vital test. Can he generate enthusiasm and crowds, and subtly market his character and conviction, his values and vision to a national audience?

“It’s a great soft launch for a potential campaign,” the confidant said.

Biden’s book is due to be published on November 14th, nearly a year after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump.

He’s just the latest potential 2020 candidate to come out with a new book.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have also released books this year, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) came out with a book this month aimed at young readers: Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution.”…


Bernie Sanders….

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold two events in New Hampshire on Labor Day, a schedule that only intensifies speculation that he’ll make another bid for the White House in 2020.

Sanders will speak first at a breakfast in Manchester for New Hampshire’s AFL-CIO, an event which requires a $30 donation, his campaign arm announced on Thursday.

The senator will then head to a rally in Concord that is hosted by Rights & Democracy New Hampshire and is open to the public. Sanders will end the day with two other events in his home state of Vermont…..


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Democrats running for President 2020 will need a STRONG Black vote…

That is bad news for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren….

Last year in the primaries Hillary Clinton kept the black vote to win the nomination from media darling Bernie Sanders….

Warren has never made much of inroads with blacks who probably don’t much know who she is….

Most black voters aren’t into hard left Democrats ….

Black voters are looking for a President that plays to THEIR basic needs….

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama owned their vote for two terms each…

Hillary Clinton had the black vote last November….But new analysis has shown that Hillary did NOT get that extra vote from blacks that went to her husband and Obama…

With Sanders and Warren NOT the idea politicians to get that extra black vote above the black vote that always goes Democratic?

Democrats should be searching for someone who CAN light the black, hispanic, main, and yes the left parts of the Democratic party if they want to mount a SERIOUS effort to get the Presidency back in 2020…..

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Joe Biden?

Black voters have his­tor­ic­ally ral­lied be­hind one Demo­crat­ic can­did­ate. In 2008, Barack Obama’s abil­ity to break Clin­ton’s lock on Afric­an-Amer­ic­an voters was the main reas­on he up­set the front-run­ner to be­come the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­ee. Bill Clin­ton’s and Jimmy Carter’s per­son­al his­tory woo­ing South­ern black voters were key factors in their out-of-nowhere nom­in­a­tions in 1992 and 1976. Back in the 1980s, Demo­crat­ic can­did­ates cur­tailed cam­paign­ing in black com­munit­ies be­cause Jesse Jack­son’s cam­paign was so pop­u­lar with Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans. Since 1976, the can­did­ate backed by black voters be­came the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­ee in sev­en of the nine con­tested nom­in­a­tion battles. (John Kerry com­fort­ably won the back­ing of black voters in 2004, though he nar­rowly lost their sup­port to John Ed­wards in South Car­o­lina—when the nom­in­a­tion fight was still com­pet­it­ive.)

The les­son of re­cent polit­ic­al his­tory is that the Demo­crats who are the darlings of white pro­gress­ives—the so-called “wine track” can­did­ates—usu­ally fall short. In 2004, Howard Dean was un­able to broaden his co­ali­tion bey­ond young voters and the most lib­er­al ele­ments of the party. He only won 108 del­eg­ates. Bill Brad­ley filled the pro­gress­ive void against Al Gore in 2000, and didn’t win a single primary. Obama shattered that mold in 2008, but only by for­ging a rare al­li­ance between “beer track” Afric­an-Amer­ic­an voters and the more pro­gress­ive elite wing of the party.

But the pro­spect­ive 2020 field for Demo­crats is over­whelm­ingly white and un­abashedly pro­gress­ive. Demo­crats have all but ceded the South, with only three Demo­crat­ic gov­ernors left in the re­gion. And the party’s in­creas­ing pro­gressiv­ism doesn’t ne­ces­sar­ily res­on­ate with Afric­an-Amer­ic­an voters, par­tic­u­larly the older gen­er­a­tion who found little to like in Bernie Sanders’ in­sur­gent can­did­acy.

Look­ing at 2020 polling is fool­hardy, giv­en how much could change be­fore the cam­paign heats up, but it is in­ter­est­ing to see the early dis­par­ity between white and black Demo­crat­ic voters in as­sess­ing lead­ing pro­gress­ive can­did­ates. A Pub­lic Policy Polling sur­vey con­duc­ted last Decem­ber showed that the two pro­gress­ive icons—Eliza­beth War­ren and Bernie Sanders —polled at 48 per­cent among white Demo­crats, but just 27 per­cent among Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans. Cory Book­er, the only Afric­an-Amer­ic­an can­did­ate tested, got the back­ing of 10 per­cent of black voters and 4 per­cent of white Demo­crats.

Choos­ing a nom­in­ee who will ex­cite Afric­an-Amer­ic­an voters will be crit­ic­al for the Demo­crats in the gen­er­al elec­tion. With Obama off the bal­lot in 2016, Afric­an-Amer­ic­an turnout de­clined markedly, even with the high stakes of last year’s pres­id­en­tial elec­tion. It’s a key reas­on why Clin­ton lost nar­rowly in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wis­con­sin. There’s no sign that Afric­an-Amer­ic­an en­gage­ment will re­bound in a post-Obama era, even as the Demo­crat­ic base is agit­at­ing to be part of the anti-Trump res­ist­ance.

It’s hard to see some of the most-buzzworthy Demo­crats such as Sanders, War­ren, and Al Franken fit­ting that bill. All hail from ho­mo­gen­eous states with small Afric­an-Amer­ic­an pop­u­la­tions….



I have been pushing Cory Booker as the lead in 2020 Democratic Presidential sweepstakes running….

If Bookers numbers among black and white Democrats does NOT improve?

He won’t be the answer….

Right now?

Kamal Harrtis is being talked up….Although a lot of people do not know who she is….


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Joe Biden told Romney to run for the Senate…

Joe Biden spend a lot of time in the Senate and is known to speak his mind….

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday reportedly encouraged Mitt Romney to launch a Senate bid in 2018.
Biden said Romney should consider a run for the upper chamber during a closed-door appearance with the 2012 GOP presidential nominee in Deer Valley, Utah, Politico reported.
The audience at the annual donor conference hosted by Romney applauded in response, sources to the newspaper, though Romney simply smiled.
Speculation has swirled for months that Romney may look into a 2018 Senate run should Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), 83, forego reelection.
Romney also spoke with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) about the potential for a Senate bid, with McConnell reportedly urging him to run if Hatch steps aside…..
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Biden….“I thought I was the correct candidate.”


Ole Joe is himself putting his views out there……

He also keeps his name in the 2020 Democratic nomination sweepstakes even though he has said he wouldn’t run previously….

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Former Vice President Joe Biden had harsh words for former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday night.

I never thought she was the correct candidate,” Biden said at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, according to Fusion reporter Hamilton Nolan. “I thought I was the correct candidate.”

TheStreet’s Ronald Orol, who was also at the SkyBridge Capital event, said the audience clapped at Biden’s comments.

“No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for that moment in the nation’s history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country,” TheStreet quoted him as saying.

He also didn’t rule out running himself in 2020, according to multiple reports from the event….



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Bernie Sanders isn’t making some Democrats happy….


Bernie Sanders is NOT a Democrat….

He adopted the party to run for President…

He isn’t doing that anymore….

The Democrats are trying to settle on a new Democratic National Committee Chair….

Sanders has his choice….

The Obama people, who are Democarts have theirs….

The people running for the DNC job say it isn’t about the just passed Presidential nomination choice of Hillary Clinton or Sanders….


Bernie Sanders dissing Joe Biden or ANY Democrat against his choice of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) against Tom Perez does not make some Democrats happy, even if Sanders does have his supporters…

Sanders’s recent swipe against former Vice President Joe Biden has angered Democratic party officials, who are accusing the onetime Democratic presidential candidate of refighting a bitter primary season that ripped the party in two.

The independent senator from Vermont has also infuriated supporters of Tom Perez, a top contender for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman, after an unprovoked attack against the former Labor secretary.

Sanders, who backs Perez rival Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) for DNC chairman, has shaken up a race that has until now featured few fireworks.

The DNC campaign changed this week after Biden endorsed Perez for chairman. Sanders let loose, saying that it’s time to move beyond the “failed status-quo approach” of Biden and Perez.

The remark has elicited a furious response from Perez’s supporters, who accuse Sanders of relitigating his Democratic primary fight with Hillary Clinton when the party needs to unite behind a new leader.

Sanders’s critics are firing back, noting that he isn’t even a member of the Democratic Party.

“It is very concerning that Bernie Sanders is so intent on taking over a party that he’s not even a member of that he’d insult the beloved vice president — and really the president — about a failed status quo approach,” said Texas Democratic chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, a Perez supporter and one of 447 DNC members who will vote in late February to elect the next chairman.

“This is coming from a man who is not even a member of our party,”….


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Obama, Pelosi, Schumer will lead Democrats…Says Biden…


But they are now OLD SCHOOL….

WHO will be picked to run for President in 2020?

Can Democrats find a young face, that will include not just the coastal Democrats and the Left leaners…But the Rustbelt and emerging SouthWest Democratic supporters?

Biden acknowledged that the Democrats have had a hard time finding a direction after Hillary Clinton lost last month’s president election to Donald Trump.
“Well, like after every presidential election where the party loses, there is no single leader,” Biden said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“There are voices that hopefully will be heard.”

He continued: “Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a voice in the direction of the party. The president of the United States will. Obviously, Chuck Schumer will. Obviously, Nancy Pelosi will. There is going to be governors that will emerge. So it’s a contest of ideas of which direction to take the party.”


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On how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are working to keep the Presidency in Democratic hands….

Politico does a long piece on the above…..

The piece promotes the keep Joe Biden from running this time part, but goes into in detail about how Obama came to form a political relationship with Hillary Clinton and how he would pull out ALL the stops to help her get back into the White House, this time as President….

Although the two tan against each other in 2008…..

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Barack Obama came to think early on in his Presidency that Hillary Clinton would be the best person succed him as President and help keep HIS policies in place….

For Clinton, it was at first a try to change her 2008 efforts mistakes and do things HER way….

But with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders threatening her?

She has come much more to the left than she originally planned to…..

The piece IS a process pice and it does make Obama look cunning and the Svengali for the continuance of his wants and the contiuance of the Democrats in power….

Joe Biden was leery about a run off and on , but the piece points to his boss working for a long time to convince Biden to defer to a Clinton run….

Warren NEVER really was into running for the Presidency, but Bernie Sanders was and threw everyone a curve ball….

But as others have observed…After the Nevada Primary Sanders would be looked as a problem that would NOT stop Obama’s efforts to get Clinton the nomionationn and the White House…..

The piece points to the Obama White House starting early on to provide help and guidance to Clinton’s efforts…..

There where times when Obama would be NOT happy with Clinton’s actions against HIS policies …But Clinton was running….He wasn’t and she would do whatever she had to deal with HER issues…Not his….(TPP)….

One of the most important if hidden story lines of 2016 has been Obama’s effort to shape a race he’s not running in an anti-establishment environment he can no longer control. Over the past two years, he has worked quietly but inexorably on Clinton’s behalf, never mind the not-so-convincing line that he was waiting for the Democratic electorate to work its will. He has offered his former rival strategic advice, shared his top talent with her, bucked her up with cheery phone chats after her losses, even dispatched his top political adviser to calm the Clintons during their not-infrequent freakouts over the performance of their staff, according to one of the two dozen Democrats I interviewed for this story.

The affable traveling press secretary joined Clinton world as a lowly advance staffer on the 2008 campaign, gained Clinton’s trust at the State Department and was one of a few staffers who remained with her between Foggy Bottom and the 2016 campaign, serving as a one-man press team in her personal office. Image

The one thing he wouldn’t do was endorse her before she cleared the field. And once, when things were darkest after Clinton’s devastating defeat to Senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Clinton’s staff urged him to break his pledge and rescue her—but his team refused, a senior Democrat told me.

Clinton’s view of Obama is more conflicted, people close to both politicians told me. She has repeatedly said, “I’m not running for Obama’s third term,” while taking pains to emphasize their differences on issues such as free trade and Syria. And she started the campaign committed to earning the nomination without his overt help.

But Clinton has been pulled closer to the president out of mutual self-interest and circumstance as the long primary season has worn on: Both Sanders’ unexpected success and Obama’s 80 percent-plus approval ratings with registered Democrats have forced the former secretary of state into a tighter embrace than she anticipated. Indeed, her campaign’s internal polling showed that one of the most effective attack lines against the socialist from Vermont was his 2011 remark that Obama’s moderate governing record was “weak” and a “disappointment” to progressives.

“When he could sense the end, it was like, ‘Who gives me the best chance to win?’”

Clinton and Obama have something else in common: They both failed to anticipate seriously the rise of Trump. Early on, they were looking out for challenges from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Sanders on the left, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio as the most dangerous Republican in the field. But Trump’s ascent has only increased the urgency of the president’s last White House mission. “Mr. Trump will not be president,” Obama declared flatly back in February.

Obama’s ultimate goal in his final year has been strikingly ambitious, according to those I spoke with: not only blocking from office the birther who questioned his legitimacy as president, but preserving the Democratic Party’s hold over the presidency during an era of anti-establishment turbulence. Obama, always one to embrace a grand goal, talks in terms of creating “a 16-year era of progressive rule” to rival the achievements of Roosevelt-Truman and to reorient the country’s politics as a “Reagan of the left,” as one of his longtime White House advisers put it to me.



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Last ditch hope for Biden and Kerry?

Come ON Guys?


(Is trhis two ruch white guys not being able to get their heads around the face that the Democratic nominee is gonna be Hillary Clinton…and WELL qualified Woman?)

News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch is floating Secretary of State John Kerry as a Democratic presidential nominee as Hillary Clinton’s candidacy “sinks.”

“Watch Hillary’s candidacy sink and sink,” Murdoch tweeted Saturday morning. “Nobody buying and more big trouble coming on emails. Dems looking for a replacement. John Kerry?”

The Fox News owner donated to Clinton’s presidential primary campaign in 2008, and said in 2014 he could see himself supporting Clinton in 2016 depending “on the Republican candidate totally.”….


A prominent Democratic donor on Friday emailed dozens of supporters of Vice President Biden, imploring them to be prepared in case he decides to make a late entry into the White House race.

The donor, businessman Bill Bartmann, cited a new poll showing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary Clinton nearly tied nationwide. He is worried that Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, is too far to the left to win a general election.

“We cannot afford to lose the White House,” Bartmann wrote in the email, according to Reuters…..


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Bernie Sanders may NOT even win New Hamsphire….

Hillary Clinton did very well off the first Democratic Debate….

While the Sanders people at first talked up that sanders took the debate….He didn’t….

Hillary Clinton has polled ahead of Bernie Sanders in several polls recently….

There will be another Democratic debate in a little less than a month….

If Clinton looks good  again….(He doesn’t want to actually debate)

And her email and Benghazi problems subside?

She’d have clear sailing to capture the nomnation and turn to the general election next November…

Oh, Joe Biden is actually sinking in the polling the more people push him to run….

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remain locked in a tight contest for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire, according to the results of the latest WBUR poll of likely primary voters in the state, but Vice President Joe Biden’s standing has taken a hit.

Clinton picked up 38 percent of the vote, while Sanders took in 34 percent, including those leaning in one direction but not completely decided on a candidate. It’s a 7-point gain for the former secretary of state from last month, when she drew 31 percent with leaners, and Sanders led with 35 percent. Biden dropped to 9 percent, a decrease of 5 points from the September survey.

Regardless of whom they say they are supporting in their state, 60 percent of voters said that Clinton is most likely to win the Democratic nomination, while 13 percent said Sanders and just 9 percent Biden.

In two national polls released Tuesday, Biden came in a distant third, with diminished results from each last respective survey.



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Hillary wins and has 3% climb in post debate poll….Update*

While Bernie Sanders’ people tries to spin his debate performance as better than Hillary Clinton….Pundits and THIS Dog felt from the jump that Hillary Clinton bested Bernie Sanders in the first Democratic 2016 Primary debate….

To be fair…..

Hillary Clinton was on the stage to show her ability to lead and to put the email and Benghazi stories behind her….

Bernie Sanders was on stage to get exposure and explain HIS dream for America…Not Policy….

The debate is certain to help BOTH Clinton and Sanders …..

But Clinton remains well ahead of Sanders in polling across the board and in every state except New Hampshire.  Hillary is even or only slightly behind Bernie in Iowa…

A majority believe Hillary Clinton won her party’s first debate on Tuesday, but the Democratic frontrunner received just a small bump in a poll from the perceived victory.

Fifty-six percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents saw Clinton as the winner, compared to 33 percent who thought Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won, according to the NBC News/Survey Monkey survey released on Friday.

Only 3 percent, it added, believe the former secretary of State gave the worst showing during Tuesday night’s event.

Overall, the poll found Clinton with 45 percent support compared to 31 percent support for Sanders. That’s a three-percentage-point climb for Clinton, and a two-percent uptick for her main rival.

NBC News/Survey Monkey found that Sanders is making in-roads with young voters, nabbing 54 percent of those below age 30. Clinton, in contrast, receives 24 percent among that same voting bloc…..



The poll has a very large sample of 4,898 persons and very low MOE of 2%….


A 55 percent majority of registered Democratic voters who watched the debate said Clinton won. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who saw a surge in online interest and fundraising, was a distant second, with only 22 percent saying he was the best of the night.

Clinton also saw an uptick in the proportion of Democrats who say they want her to be the party’s presidential nominee. Before the debate, 44 percent of registered Democrats said they wanted Clinton to be the nominee. After the debate, the figure had risen to 52 percent.

That movement, however, is thanks to a lower percentage of undecided voters….


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Hillary changes her mind on the Trade Deal…

What a difference 8 years has made for Hillary Clinton….

Back in 2008 she had to make up her mind if she would stand by her Iraq vote…

She Did…

She was concerned in looking strong and not flip-flopping…

Not This time…

As Sec of State….

Hillary Clinton SOLD the Trans-Pacific ­Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement…

She supported it…

A few months ago?

Under questioning she would NOT give her view on the Trade Agreement she had sold…..

Today she DID…

She backed away from her support of the agreement…

She did so AFTER the President got HIS way with a Congress that tried to cancel the deal, but Did NOT…

How covenient…..

Hillary Clinton get’s it THIS time…

Get the Nomination…

Hillary Clinton announced her opposition Wednesday to the Pacific Rim trade deal, breaking with President Obama in another move to the left for her presidential campaign.

The front-runner for the Democratic nomination gave Obama a heads-up of her opposition before announcing she’d oppose the Trans-Pacific ­Partnership (TPP) in an interview with PBS “NewsHour” host Judy Woodruff.

“What I know about it, as of today I’m not in favor of what I’ve learned about it,” Clinton said in the interview.

In a statement, she elaborated, saying that based on what she knew about the TPP, it failed to meet the “high bar” of creating good jobs, raising wages and advancing national security.

She also sought to explain why she was opposing a trade deal she appeared to back while serving as Obama’s secretary of State.

“I still believe in the goal of a strong and fair trade agreement in the Pacific as part of a broader strategy both at home and abroad, just as I did when I was Secretary of State,” Clinton said.

“I appreciate the hard work that President Obama and his team put into this process and recognize the strides they made. But the bar here is very high and, based on what I have seen, I don’t believe this agreement has met it.”



Anybody seen Sen Chuck Schumer around?

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Hillary Clinton IS the Democratic leader for 2016…Poll

In todays new National poll for Democrats who are or could be running for President by Public Policy Polling (PPP)?

Hillary Clinton polls as the clear leader for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee….

Sanders onl yties with Clinton with younger voters….

Her strength is in seniors, women and black voters…..

There is NO Barcak Obama type out there for her to worry about this time….

There has been seemingly endless discussion over the last few months about potential big name Democratic primary challengers entering the race to take out Hillary Clinton. So on our newest national poll we tested Clinton not just against Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, but also against Al Gore and Elizabeth Warren and John Kerry and to make sure we were covering all our bases even Michael Dukakis.

Clinton leads the Democratic race with 42% to 24% for Sanders, 20% for Biden, 2% for Jim Webb, and 1% each for Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley. Among Biden voters, 44% say Clinton would be their second choice to only 21% who say Sanders would be. If Biden doesn’t get in and you reallocate his backers to their second choice, Clinton leads Sanders 51 to 28….


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Daily Kos on Ted Cruz’s respect for Joe Biden’s loss…..’a**hole’

Joe Biden has suffered far, far more tragedy than anyone should ever have to endure in a lifetime. In 1972, just weeks after he first won election to the Senate, Biden’s wife and one-year-old daughter were killed in a car accident. Last week, his 46-year-old son Beau, who survived that same accident, died of brain cancer.

So fuck, fuck, fuck Ted Cruz forever for using this opportunity, as Beau lies in state, waiting to be buried on Saturday, to tell a cruel joke about his grieving father:

“You know, Vice President Joe Biden,” he said as a few chuckles emerged from the crowd, setting up the joke for him.

“You know the nice thing. You don’t need a punchline. I promise you it works. At the next party you’re at, just walk up to someone and say, ‘Vice President Joe Biden,’ and just close your mouth. They will crack up laughing.”

And do you want to know why Cruz is doubly a piece of shit? Because before he was forced to apologize, reporter Chad Livengood confronted him about his horrid joke, and his reaction was disgusting:

Q: Could you talk about the vice president losing his son this week?A: Heartbreaking and tragic, and our prayers are very much with Vice President Biden, with Jill. It’s a tragedy no one should have to endure.

Q: Why’d you tell a joke about the vice president tonight?

A: Uh …. [walks away]


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Romney still leads in the polling….

Public Policy Polling (PPP) is out with an new poll that mirrors most of the recent ones…..

Mitt Romney leads…..Jeb Bush comes in second…..

No matter what the media types are selling AGAINST a Romney run?

He still has the intial highest name recognition and would have a big advantage in making a Presidential run since he just got finished with one….

Yes several of his former handlers have jumped on th Bush bandwagon….But Romney has LOT of money and will be able to quickly take on new hires for a run….

Oh, Scott Walker seems to be the guy who will be the undredog favorite for the GOP in this one….

And Jeb Bush, after his spaeking up is receiving so-so numbers even if he IS in second place….

January 30, 2015

Good news for Walker, Carson in GOP Poll

PPP’s newest national poll finds Mitt Romney leading the Republican candidate field, although not by a particularly substantial amount. He’s at 21% to 17% for Jeb Bush, 15% for Ben Carson, 11% for Scott Walker, 9% each for Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, 7% for Chris Christie, 4% for Rand Paul, and 2% for Rick Perry.

Romney’s leading based on a formula that sounds pretty similar to a lot of 2012 polls. He isn’t the top choice among ‘very conservative’ voters, getting 16% to Cruz’s 19% and Carson’s 18%. And he isn’t the top choice among moderates either, getting 22% to Bush’s 28%. But where he does have a substantial advantage is with ‘somewhat conservative’ voters, the center of the Republican primary electorate, where he gets 27% to 18% each for Bush and Carson.

If Romney doesn’t run for President and his supporters are reallocated to their second choices, Bush leads with 21% to 16% for Carson, 14% for Walker, 12% for Huckabee, and 10% for Cruz.

Here are the winners, losers, and in betweeners from this poll:


-The biggest winner has to be Scott Walker. His 11% standing appears to be the first time he’s registered at double digits in a national poll. He’s reached that level of support despite having the lowest name recognition of any candidate we tested, which is a pretty good indication that when voters get to know him they’re coming to like him. Walker’s near 3:1 favorability rating among those who have heard of him is second only to Carson. Things are headed in the right direction for Walker.

-The other big winner is Ben Carson. Despite being the only person in this mix never to have served in a major office before, he’s outpacing other hopefuls with Tea Party credentials like Ted Cruz and Rick Perry. Carson’s +38 net favorability rating at 49/11 matches Romney for the best among any of the GOP hopefuls. Carson has consistently been hitting double digits in our state polling as well.



For those Sen. Warren supporters?

She is 50% BEHIND Clinton in the poll….Warren consistently trails Clinton AND Joe Biden in 2016 Democratic Presidential polling…

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Hillary leading Dems….Romney leading GOPer’s…Poll

A new CBS early 2016 Presidential poll has Hillary Clinton @ 85% approval from Democrats of her making a 2016 Presidentail Run…

And she got 51% of Indies approving her also for the new Presidential , something that is essential for her….

Joe Biden….NOT Elizabeth warren runs behind Clinton…..(Warren has a 57% no opinion rating suggesting that she is well known to Democratic Progressives and Lefties..But unknown to the rest of the party )

For Republicans it’s Mitt Romney  @ 59% despite the rash on negative political insiders doubting another run from the former Governor….As expected…Jeb Bush follows @ 50%…..

Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney are the would-be candidates that Americans most want to run for president in 2016, while solid pluralities would prefer that Chris Christie and Rick Perry sit this election out, according to a new CBS News Poll released Sunday.

The poll also indicates that a number of potential 2016 contenders remain largely unknown to the general public, or, at least, are being met with a smattering of indifference.

Leading the way is former Secretary of State Clinton, with 85 percent of the surveyed Democrats expressing approval for a potential candidacy by her, against only 11 percent who opposed that idea. Also, 51 percent of independents liked the idea of her running. She was the only would-be contender supported by a majority of independents; the survey did not question members of the opposite party.


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