Joe Biden & Co. work silently in the background sitting together support for the nomination run….and a general election run….
Biden has been in politics for a LONG time….
And was the last Vice President for Eight years….
He is WELL know and has a lot of political IOU’s to cash in….
Added to the above is his standing in the polls less than a year out from the primary voting for 2020….
He is Joe Biden…
Prone to make gaffs…
And a very ‘hands on’ guy….
And he’s 76 years old….
All those things seem to endear him to his supporters….
So while the media does it job of showering the spotlight on over 10 Democrats and one guy that isn’t running for nomination….
The polling seems to show ole’ Joe leading the pack….
And you can include a good amount of Democratic lawmakers in Washington, and around the country….
Oh, and Democratic donors also….
Yet no other White House hopeful has such a broad congressional coalition as Biden, who can likely count House members and senators like Doug Jones of Alabama to align with him once he gets in the race. The candidate most closely trailing him in the polls, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), has a fraction of the support in the party establishment that Biden has. Few rose to Sanders’ defense amid criticism that he’s been to slow to release his tax returns, particularly in comparison to when Biden has faced a backlash.
“Longstanding relationships with people who know you, who know who you are and what you stand for, always gives you credibility,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.). Biden eulogized her husband, former Rep. John Dingell — the longest serving lawmaker in history — earlier this year.
“I’m not meaning to make a comparison,” Coons said. But “among the two dozen [Senate Democrats] who did serve with him, at least half of them are being advocates for him.”
Even some of Trump’s closest allies will struggle to attack Biden, particularly those that served with him in the Senate.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he expected to speak to Biden by phone soon and said that Biden will be “very challenging” to beat.
“I’ll stand up for Joe as a person. I’m not going to vote for him. I hope he’s not president. But he’s one of the most decent people I’ve ever met,” Graham said.
Though Graham is sure to be one of Trump’s most enthusiastic backers, he didn’t sound all that different from Carper, who is ready to dig in on Biden’s behalf for the next 18 months….
Joe Biden is NOT Hillary Clinton who seemed to not want to campaign…..
He HAS campaigned in the last decade and helped Obama win and knowing this is his last chance….
He is sure NOT to drop out like he has twice…
There are long, and tough days ahead for Joe Biden…..