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Donna Brazile SAYS she wanted Biden to replace Hillary Clinton last year…

She writes in her new book that she DID have a worry that like in 2008?

Hillary  Clinton would again had a sloppy , misdirected and aimless campaign and THAT IS what she saw the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign to be….

Brazile writes that despite all of this?

She stuck with Clinton because of the first woman factor ( she couldn’t change anything)….

Joe Biden was just NOT there  in his head last year….

So lets also not change history…

But yea…Hillary Clinton has proven that campaigning FOR President is NOT something she likes and is good at, even if won the popular vote a year ago….

Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile writes in a new book that she seriously contemplated replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee with then-Vice President Biden in the aftermath of Clinton’s fainting spell, in part because Clinton’s campaign was “anemic” and had taken on “the odor of failure.”

In an explosive new memoir, Brazile details widespread dysfunction and dissension throughout the Democratic Party, including secret deliberations over using her powers as interim DNC chair to initiate the process of removing Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) from the ticket after Clinton’s Sept. 11, 2016, collapse in New York City.

Brazile writes that she considered a dozen combinations to replace the nominees and settled on Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), the duo she felt most certain would win over enough working-class voters to defeat Republican Donald Trump. But then, she writes, “I thought of Hillary, and all the women in the country who were so proud of and excited about her. I could not do this to them.”

Brazile paints a scathing portrait of Clinton as a well-intentioned, historic candidate whose campaign was badly mismanaged, took minority constituencies for granted and made blunders with “stiff” and “stupid” messages. The campaign was so lacking in passion for the candidate, she writes, that its New York headquarters felt like a sterile hospital ward where “someone had died.”…

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Brazile does NOT mention Sanders as a choice, eh?

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McCain goes after Trump like Corker has…

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In an event that John McCain made with Joe Biden?

The Arizona Republican Senator joins Sen Corker and Sec of State Rex Tillerson and using strong comments to deride Donald Trump as President….

An emotional Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) launched a thinly veiled critique of President Trump’s global stewardship Monday night, using a notable award ceremony to condemn “people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”

McCain said that “some half-baked, spurious nationalism” should be considered “as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee spoke with Independence Hall in his line of sight, having just been awarded the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan institution built across the street from the spot where the Founding Fathers debated the nation’s future.

The award was presented by Joe Biden, the former vice president who served 22 years in the Senate with McCain. Biden is now chairman of the Constitution Center.

In his remarks, Biden paid tribute to McCain’s commitment as a captured Navy pilot refusing early release from his Vietnamese captors, to his bipartisan work in the Senate….

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Trump warns McCain….

Ah….Add McCain to the increasing group of Senators have little reason to support their party leader?

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Pence and Biden visit Virginia to stump for their parties Virginia Governor candidates…

Polling still shows Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam leading Republican Ed Gillespie…

The current and former vice presidents swooped into the Virginia governor’s race Saturday, with Vice President Mike Pence rallying for Republican Ed Gillespie in the state’s Trump-loving Southwest and Joe Biden hosting a low-key economic development roundtable for Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in vote-rich Northern Virginia.

The events came with just over three weeks to go in one of the most closely watched statewide elections of 2017, highlighting the candidates’ paths to victory as their parties push for a win to herald ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

The two events could hardly have been more different. Northam and Biden campaigned before a crowd of about 100 in a co-working space on the 8th floor of a building in a mixed-use development in Reston, where two-thirds of adults have a college degree and the median household income tops $110,000. They bypassed political red meat and instead discussed Northam’s economic policies.

Pence, meanwhile, traveled to the Washington County fairgrounds, one of the few politically safe regions of the state to bring a Trump administration official. His rally with Gillespie in Abingdon, where the Republican presidential ticket took home 75 percent of the county vote, was expressly political. Pence repeatedly attacked Northam in front of the crowd of 400 people….

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Joe Biden hammers Trump again….

If Joe Biden isn’t running for President in 2020?

He SHOULD be…

In the second time in a month…He is pounding Donald Trump HARD.

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Passionate and pugnacious, his voice sometimes erupting in anger, Biden warned on Thursday that the US was heading down “a very dark path” and urged Washington’s foreign policy establishment to take a stand.

It is rare for ex-presidents or vice-presidents to criticise their successors’ actions. So far Barack Obama has carefully picked his targets, issuing a few pointed remarks or written statements. But Biden, 74, speaking to an invited audience at a thinktank, decided to let rip.

“I really feel incredibly strongly that the women and men sitting before me, who have been the intellectual backbone of the foreign policy establishment in this country for decades, have to start to speak out,” he said. “President Obama and I have been very quiet and respectful, giving the administration time, but some of these roots are being sunk too deeply. I believe it’s time to challenge some of the dangerous assumptions that are attempting to replace that liberal world order.”

Biden, who spent four decades serving in high public office, was receiving the Zbigniew Brzezinski annual prize at the Center for International Studies thinktank. The auditorium was packed, with many people standing, and hushed as he offered a damning verdict on the Trump presidency.

Acknowledging that many Americans feel left behind by globalisation, he said: “The appeal to populism and nationalism is a siren song, a way for charlatans to aggrandise their power, raise themselves up, break down those mechanisms that were designed, whether in our constitution or internationally, to limit the abuse of power, and destabilise the world.

“It’s not alarmist. We’re walking down a very dark path that isolates the United States on the world stage and, as a consequence, endangers – not strengthens – endangers American interests and the American people.”

In a dig at Trump’s past career as a New York property developer, Biden said: “Rather than building a shared narrative of freedom and democracy that inspires nations to unite in common goals, this administration casts global affairs in a dog-eat-dog competition, like it’s a competition: who gets that plot to build the new high rise building.”…….

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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?” ….

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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.”…

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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….

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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.”

Hmmmm?

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….

First….

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….

So…..

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…

Maybe….

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?

REALLY?

(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.”….

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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…..

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

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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.”

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Anybody seen Sen Chuck Schumer around?

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