The Hill asks around and gets no committal reviews from Democratic Senator’s about their former colleague for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination….
The piece points to the newest Morning Consult’s numbers for a Generic Democrat beating Trump in the race for 2020…
What THAT means is anybodies guess?
There ARE several Democratic Senator’s lining up to run for the nomination and they are ALL younger than Biden and to the left of him…
We’ll see how this goes…
But Biden, despite several non-starting tries and all could have an enviable lead with money people and the voters that would cancel out most of the field early on….
He IS just out of President’s Obama Vice President job only 18 months….
….Just last week, Biden and Obama visited at a bakery in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., together — a photo opportunity that did nothing to dissuade those who think the former vice president will run for the White House.
What ever they think of Biden’s chances, Democrats feel their party has a good chance of knocking off Trump in 2020.
The Politico/Morning Consult poll found a generic Democratic candidate doing even better than Biden and leading Trump 48- 35 percent.
Still, Alan Kessler, a Wilmington, Delaware, native and a longtime Biden supporter who backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, said the poll will encourage Biden to think more seriously about running.
“If you’re toying around [with running for president] and you get a poll like that, certainly you have to be encouraged,” he said.
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), Biden’s longtime Senate colleague, said it’s “not surprising at all” that a poll would show Biden “in a very positive light at this point” because of his “substantial name recognition” from being in public service a long time.
Dorgan is predicting a big presidential field in 2020 and “Democrats will have a lot of choices to make.”
He thinks Biden will start with a lead in the crowded field but expects “we will see new leaders emerge.”….
Polls showing Biden at the top of Democratic wish-lists likely reflect Biden’s high name identification and ties to former President Obama, a revered figure in the party.
Obama’s first retrospective job approval rating as measured by Gallup in February was 63 percent — a point higher than Bill Clinton’s and 10 points higher than George W. Bush’s.