To the dismay of the other Democratic Presidential nomination sweepstakes contestants and the the political media types looking for drama ?
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has kept his lead in the polls….
Gaffs and age question have not effect his candidacy ….
He is un-abashenly running on being the partner to President Obama ‘s rock star popularity among Democrats ….
That lead started off as double anyone and now is slightly less then double sill at a formable double figure number….
Added to that is polling numbers showing Biden (and others by a lesser amount) beating Donald Trump in blue AND purple ‘swing’ states….Democrat just want to win….
The two so called ‘progressives’ are splitting their bases votes and neither probably will quit ….
Last time around Hillary Clinton ran away with the nomination…
(Democrats do NOT do contested conventions…They pick a horse and tent to stay with it..)
It’s beginning to appear like Biden is gonna do the same….
The race could be for Biden’s Vice President by the spring….
Joe Biden’s fellow candidates have compared him to Donald Trump, dismissed him as past his sell-by date and gone public in unison with concerns about his previous positions on race, abortion and even his physically affectionate campaign style.
There is little evidence that any of it has stuck. Most August polls showed Biden with the support of nearly one in three Democratic voters nationally, far ahead of his nearest presidential opponent and basically unchanged from polling before he announced his campaign.
That resilience has created a challenge for many of the former vice president’s rivals as the summer comes to a close. Their routes to the nomination depend on winning over current Biden supporters, but his staying power has yet to offer a lasting opportunity to chip away.
In response, top advisers to many of his rivals have counseled that the only path forward they see is to continue to cast their candidates as younger, more transformative or more energetic change agents, figure out how to maintain their spot on the debatestage, and hope that the mercurial history of Iowa and New Hampshire voters repeats itself, torpedoing Biden’s bid as they have not.
“Come January, voters are going to give candidates a hard final look and make a decision about who to support,” said Justin Buoen, the campaign manager for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). “Between now and then is a lifetime.”
But just what could bring down Biden remains an open question among campaigns. Some hope that his verbal struggles in debates and at campaign events, including recent misstatements in a tale of military heroism, could feed growing concern about nominating a man who would be the oldest U.S. president in history. Many discount the value of current polls, since so many voters have yet to focus on the choice and many are open to changing their minds.
Others have grown increasingly skeptical that direct challenges to his record will change the dynamics of the race. Rather than risk alienating his supporters, they are choosing to build a broader argument about generational or policy change — an implicit contrast to Biden and his central pledge to “restore the soul” of the nation and revisit the popular parts of the Obama administration….