Joe Biden has ramped up debate preparations to include marathon practice sessions with longtime advisers, and a familiar face who helped ready the former VP for his most high-profile faceoff a decade ago.
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has joined a dozen senior Biden confidants at a hotel in Wilmington to ready him for this week’s multi-candidate scrum in Miami….
A new Millsaps College/Chism Strategies poll in Mississippi finds 50% of likely Democratic primary voters favor Joe Biden while 21% are undecided.
Another 29% are divided between the other 23 Democratic presidential hopefuls: Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders receive 7% each, Kamala Harris receives 5%, and Pete Buttigieg is at 2%. All other candidates receive less than 2% support in the survey….
As the front-runner in the Democratic primary, Joe Biden is likely to be dodging arrows in Thursday’s debate.
But rival Democrats trying to distinguish themselves from the former vice president — or looking for a breakout moment by sticking it to Biden — might want to proceed with caution.
Many of the same Democrats who are expected to take swipes at Biden, even those not sharing the stage with him, didn’t hesitate to kiss the ring when he served under Barack Obama. Their high praise could come back to haunt them: fanboy comments, selfies, tweets and even news conferences holding up Biden as a beacon in the Democratic Party….
“President Trump is once again proving he is the MVP of trolling his competitors,” he said.