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‘There’s no playbook for this’:
Biden trapped in campaign limbo

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Posted By: MissMolly, 3/22/2020 4:37:54 AM

Joe Biden reached a new and heady milestone when he shellacked Bernie Sanders in Florida, Illinois and Arizona to become the de facto Democratic nominee for president. But there was no soaring speech to acknowledge the moment. He never took the stage amid a sea of Biden signs or before an adoring crowd on national television. Biden was instead stuck in a makeshift studio in his Delaware home, webcasting his remarks with a low-quality personal computer camera against a straight-out-of-YouTube black backdrop and two American flags. He warned about the coronavirus contagion. He offered an olive branch to Bernie Sanders. Then, despite two consecutive weeks of smashing victories,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/22/2020 6:42:01 AM (No. 353857)
The reality of Uncle Joe's candidacy is that dems will vote for a pumpkin over Bernie; and they are. The Chinese virus emergency is sucking the remaining air out of the dead end dem campaign. In some ways that's good because Joe is embarrassing in public and it might save him some humiliation; although he seems somewhat clueless about his foolishness, making it even worse. "His momentum has effectively been stopped cold." "He’s only in a predicament to the degree he chooses to view himself in one,” “He needs to offer an alternative and offer a running play-by-play critique of the failings of this administration.” All this shows that many dem strategists don't "get it" and are trying to apply typical campaign strategy in an extremely abnormal situation. "The first step: installing a better video camera in Biden’s house" This is going to be hilarious. Biden, who is a fossilized dinosaur, learned how to run in personal appearance settings. We have clearly seen how unable he is to handle change. Uncle Joe is going to come off as a bad Max Headroom copy. The reality is, unless Trump does something monumentally horrible, he will be reelected. The situation will prevent the dems from moving forward and they are still fractured, short of cash, and many of their supporters are despondent. Even if things were normal, this would be very hard to get over. With a candidate like the malfunctioning Joebot, almost impossible. WIll they be able to have a convention safely? If not, it could be a lackluster finish to an painful primary season. The only silver lining for the delusional dems is that they will be able to blame their failure on the virus. That may allow them to drag their zombie party forward for a while rather then having it completely implode after the elections. The points they propose in this article show how delusional they are. Unfortunately, there is a chunk of the voters just as unbalanced.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/22/2020 6:49:37 AM (No. 353859)
I think letting him free-form wing it on TV every day is a GREAT idea.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: worried 3/22/2020 7:03:32 AM (No. 353864)
Biden's mind is in limbo, too. After that speech where he just stood there with a blank look until his wife came to lead him away shows he is not fit to be president of anything.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/22/2020 7:12:51 AM (No. 353872)
Poor Joe Biden. Is that what this article wants me to feel? Then all I have to do is look at the poster of this article and realize what is going on. Isn't it unfortunate that the Democrats have to reap what they sowed. . .
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40 3/22/2020 7:49:13 AM (No. 353887)
Hillary's body went down and had be dragged out of sight like a sack of potatoes. It is happening toJoe's mind nearly every day. He is going to be another exploding cigar for the 'Rats.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 3/22/2020 8:02:58 AM (No. 353893)
It's delicious to consider that Biden has two kinds of people with him: old-time dead-enders who are trying to regain past glories and never-weres like Symone Sanders aka the Hungry Hungry Hippo. Both sets were relying strictly on pro forma politics. The podium shot, the ad with candidate in shirtsleeves, etc. Slogans and false accusations have absolutely no currency now. Their candidate can't think for himself and they have no substantive ideas whatsoever.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rama41 3/22/2020 8:03:44 AM (No. 353894)
At a time when none of us knows what the next 24 hours will bring, when the kids can go back to school, whether we'll have enough food for the next month, much less whether we'll have a job, Politico focuses on the poisonous effort to put relevancy into an irrelevant El CID candidate. (After death, El Cid was arrayed in armor and placed on his horse to lead his troops into one last battle.) Right now, the only relevant Democrat is Cuomo, who gets along with Trump. for now anyway. The contrast won't be between Biden and Trump but between Biden and Cuomo. That can't be good for either Biden or rhe Democrats.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Venturer 3/22/2020 8:29:23 AM (No. 353909)
Is anyone else wondering who the Democrats will actually pick to run for President when they wake up and see the desperate situation they are in after picking this sick and ailing mentally incapable old man as their candidate.?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Donna M 3/22/2020 8:30:28 AM (No. 353910)
Right now Cuomo is doing a good job, especially in leashing De Blasio, who if he could would put NYC under martial law. But in his hour long Mussolini-like ramblings on the NY C19 situation, he shows how tiresome he is. Clearly he is angling, as he has all along, for a presidential nod from the Dem party bosses when Biden is forced to withdraw doe to his cognitive impairment. Saving grace? Cuomo on a national stage would even encourage Dems to get out the rusty razor blades.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: walcb 3/22/2020 9:02:03 AM (No. 353939)
Forget about the money raising aspects of this, Soros will shovel whatever money is needed to the Dims.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99 3/22/2020 9:02:09 AM (No. 353940)
Back when I was a karate instructor i had a student who would occasionally just stop and stare off into space for 30-40 seconds. I told his mother that I thought he might be having seizures and she should consult a doctor. Sure enough, he was. I think that’s what’s happening to OldJoe and is why he just stood there at the end of his little video speech. One more issue and one more reason he should be at the nursing home instead of campaigning for anything at all.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: janjan 3/22/2020 9:05:35 AM (No. 353944)
A playbook won’t help Biden much when he can’t even follow a teleprompter. Anytime Obama went off script he became stuttering and incoherent. Biden can’t remember which State he’s in. The fact that the DNC stuck themselves with an old white guy clearly suffering from either Alzheimers or dementia says a lot about their talent pool. Nice to know they have a ready excuse for why he went down in flames.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 3/22/2020 9:13:54 AM (No. 353956)
The playbook for campaigns has existed for a long time but Biden is writing his own. He is like the 125 lb fullback trying to run up the middle of the old 70s Steeler defense.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chillijilli 3/22/2020 9:22:04 AM (No. 353966)
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news here but unfortunately nobody on the left has SEEN the videos of vacant, oblivious, blank Biden. The media and Demos are carefully protecting him. How do voters know about what they don't know about? Hillary is just salivating, thinking she'll rush in at the last minute to save the day. She's an opportunist, above all. And in HER mind, the stars seem to have aligned for her. Always, ALWAYS pay attention to where she is and what she's doing. When she's quiet, beware. .
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Highlander 3/22/2020 9:24:11 AM (No. 353969)
Joe Biden is living “The Truman Show.”
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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/22/2020 9:30:16 AM (No. 353974)
Well, lucky for us that in the modern equivalent of "Game of Thrones," the Democrats have selected candidates as though it's the "Game of Bones."
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/22/2020 9:35:31 AM (No. 353981)
Hillary is still just off stage, flashing her gams, hoping she can jump in.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/22/2020 9:45:39 AM (No. 353990)
politico seems to be desperate as they try to pimp out old Jo Biden. old Jo is politically irrelevant - sort of a modern day Wendell Wilkie, 1940 era republican nominee for President, running against FDR. Wilkie was nominated at the republican convention on the 6th ballot, I believe. He then disappeared, forever. So will Politico.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/22/2020 9:59:03 AM (No. 354004)
Billary is in campaign limbo, too. Keeps standing in the back of room telling her party, "I'm still here!"
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Reply 20 - Posted by: little guy 3/22/2020 10:19:56 AM (No. 354035)
Smoke & mirrors. After the convention eliminates Bernie and then Joe becomes the standard bearer for his rotten party, he can be easily replaced between the convention and the election by party leaders for the 50 states meeting in a mini-convention. No delegates --- and the bigger states (NY, California, Illinois, etc) rule that roost. Thus, if Old Joe gets sick (?) or just needs to be replaced because he's dotty, anyone can be substituted. Yes, anyone. That means look for Andy Cuomo or Gavin Newsom to take a quick short-cut end run and come up as Trump's opponent. No fuss and plenty of Bloomberg money as long as he's promised Secretary of State or Treasury. Some people might say that this was the master plan all along!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: privateer 3/22/2020 10:21:31 AM (No. 354039)
A seeming contradiction: El Cidiot is on the horse, but also a 'stalking horse' for the Sowron.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: seamusm 3/22/2020 10:25:02 AM (No. 354045)
Poor Joe. Pressing the flesh is now limited to touching the computer screen - somewhat a political equivalent to getting healed by a TV preacher offering his electronic audience the chance to 'hold your hand up to the TV screen'. Hey! Maybe Joe can sell 'holy' handkerchiefs that he's touched (and then sterilized) - for only a modest fee plus shipping and handling. Wear it on your head and imagine Uncle Joe sniffing your hair. It could work.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bighambone 3/22/2020 10:25:08 AM (No. 354047)
The leftist and liberal Democrats, and especially Joseph Biden, are limited now to Monday morning quarterbacking and plagiarizing Trump Administration Plans to manage the Chinese corona crisis, by falsely calling them the Democrat Plan, while adding on a lot of government “pork” spending to Democrat supporting entities and individuals. In those respects the Democrats are bound to go overboard on the crisis and even attempt to protect China using fraudulent racism and xenophobic claims as their basis. President Trump and the Republicans should keep following their plans and when appropriate hit back at Democrat propaganda as the crisis plays out. When the crisis is over the Democrats will have given Trump and the Republicans a huge amount of political ammunition.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Submariner 3/22/2020 10:25:50 AM (No. 354048)
Naiive author of the article, or the article is just stagecraft. The Democrats must be thanking fate for the virus - the situation provided a desperately needed break from the constant reminder on television of the mental vacancy of Joe Biden. The developers can't get that 3D hologram coded and tested fast enough.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 3/22/2020 10:26:10 AM (No. 354050)
Up Schiff's Creek with a fried brain.....not a great place to be. Joke Biden is hopeless. If you wondered why Fox has given hours and hours for Cuomo to ramble on, my take is that Paul Ryan, now at the top of Fox News, is working to get Cuomo in as the replacement candidate for Biden. Biden will suddenly discover that he has 'health problems' and drop out, and the powers that be will pick Cuomo by acclimation. Just watch.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Arby 3/22/2020 11:03:29 AM (No. 354095)
Can you even begin to imagine what would happen if Biden were president at this time? I can. He'd hand everything off to the 'experts' and 'scientists' and let them make the decisions. Since 'experts' and 'scientists' are not necessarily great leaders or great administrators we would have interagency battles and bureaucratic maneuvering. The problems would fester and be magnified. Many would lose their lives unnecessarily. The democrats are reaping the whirlwind. They are about to do one of two things--nominate a candidate who is clearly mentally impaired or steal the nomination from him. Grabbing Cuomo at the last minute is probably a fool's errand. Cuomo just may be smart enough to keep his powder dry, wait for better times and stomach the Trump landslide.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Trapper 3/22/2020 11:47:03 AM (No. 354157)
Like the cheap chocolate Easter eggs you sometimes got as a child (HEY! It's hollow! There's nothing IN it!!) Biden was shown for the phony he is. Anger and inappropriate aggression (it is absolutely ridiculous for a man his age to keep challenging people to fights) are not substitutes for leadership. Biden is a hollow Easter egg.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Red Ghost 3/22/2020 12:26:30 PM (No. 354212)
After this national crisis I don't think Biden will be the nominee. Democrats are giddy over Andy Cuomo whose staff even think he is a bad guy. But, if Andy keeps up his 11am DST briefings (auditions) I think he will emerge as their new saviour. Bloomberg will back him as will Soros. And Andy, he is tasting the power already. The NYS Legislature weeks ago passed legislation that gave him dictatorial powers which is the last thing a guy like him should be given, crisis or no crisis. He's made more of a shambles out of NY than it already was. He happily signed the infanticide bill as well as this awful get out of jail free card so called bail reform Act. He is surrounded by scandal and is a disaster. And he is Bernie Sanders with a better NY accent. But in these times, he certainly looks better than Biden. Just look at the picture of Biden in the article. He has a very disconcerting blank stare. Imagine him trying to give a daily briefing in a crisis? No Andrew is emerging and Trump will not so easily swat him away. After this crisis is over, the political scene is going to get even uglier. Hang on to your hats.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Jobe 3/22/2020 12:28:01 PM (No. 354214)
I shudder to think where we would be if the liberals/progressives/democrats were in charge of our response to the attack of the corona-virus were left to them.. I don't know if enough people are watching, but I personally am sure that listening to them do nothing but criticize the man and men who ARE in charge, I can only hold these repulsive leftists such as Schumer and his gang in total contempt. They are all a part of what I call the "carp and whine" crew. They sit and wait for the people, President Trump and his cabinet to do something, then launch themselves into their criticisms, piles of schumer that they are, and go on campaigning for the 2020 elections.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jobe 3/22/2020 12:33:07 PM (No. 354219)
By the way, Biden's mind had already gone south before this virus thing began. Bernie, with his multiple trillion dollar give- a ways is neck and neck with old Joe of the vacant stare. The two of them could not figure out how to build a tricycle and get it to work.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Smart11344 3/22/2020 12:52:30 PM (No. 354244)
The dems are well aware that Biden is a LOSER.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Smart11344 3/22/2020 12:55:55 PM (No. 354248)
I am beginning to think that the SorosVirus is almost as dangerous as the CoronaVirus.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: earlybird 3/22/2020 1:07:21 PM (No. 354260)
If you didn’t read this, you should. Politico valiantly trying to put a good face on a candidate who is obviously fading… Some of it is rich like the bit where Hillary’s campaign toy boy Robbie Mook states that rallies aren’t all that important. A really fun read … a Must Read if you like the documentation of Dem frenzy to prop up an all-but-embalmed candidate… And now Fredo is all over national television thanks to Fox News’s nonstop airing of his news conferences….
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Omen55 3/22/2020 1:14:40 PM (No. 354269)
The difference between the 2? Trump leads. Biden is led around.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/22/2020 1:40:45 PM (No. 354296)
Two thoughts: 1) Politico? 2) Trump in a landslide!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird 3/22/2020 1:51:47 PM (No. 354307)
Re #16, this is Politico. That is what makes it so interesting. I’m surprised that a Dem-supporting site would expose so much negative stuff...
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Professors around the country are expressing concern that their recorded online lectures may be shared by students with conservative media outlets. According to a report by Campus Reform, professors at universities and colleges around the country are worried that their recorded online courses will be shared by “right-wing sites.” Many professors expressed concern that their classroom lectures on controversial issues like “immigration” would be picked up by conservative news outlets. In a tweet thread, professors at different universities voiced their concerns to one another. One user in the thread argued that conservative outlets have a “history of making misleading edits to remove context” and then sharing those videos “get professors in trouble.”
New York women are coronavirus crushing
on Andrew Cuomo: ‘Is he single?’
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Posted by Ribicon 3/22/2020 11:57:38 AM Post Reply
He’s the new Luv Guv. Women are crushing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo—calling his coronavirus press briefings their daily “fix”—during this state of emergency. Denise Albert, a 45-year-old divorcée on the Upper West Side, is officially smitten. “For me, it was when I heard him say, ‘My mother is light and joy,’” said Albert, co-founder of multimedia company The Moms.(Snip) Talia Reese, a married mom of two in Great Neck, Long Island, thinks ­Cuomo sounds like Al Pacino. The comic said she and her friends text one another when he’s on TV, with one declaring, “Cuomo press conference right now. Morning fix.”
Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Christine: Rand
Paul’s Neighbor Was ‘Right’ To Punch Him
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Posted by Imright 3/23/2020 5:38:48 PM Post Reply
Christine Pelosi, daughter of House speaker Nancy Pelosi, tweeted Sunday that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor, who once violently assaulted him, was “right.”“Rand Paul’s neighbor was right,” Pelosi said, in response to a tweet about Paul having COVID-19 from Washington Post reporter Paul Kane. (Tweet) The Kentucky senator’s Twitter account announced that Paul was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Twitter Sunday, though insisting that he was “feeling fine” and “asymptomatic.”
Are Dems Refusing to Support $2 Trillion
Stim Bill Unless It Includes a Bailout for
Planned Parenthood?
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Posted by ladydawgfan 3/23/2020 12:01:59 AM Post Reply
Earlier on Sunday, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin sounded optimistic that Republicans and Democrats were getting close to finalizing a $2 trillion stimulus package for the American people and businesses. AP: “I think we have a fundamental understanding and we look forward to wrapping it up today. It will get done,” he said on “Fox News Sunday, saying the plan was meant to prop up the nation’s weakened economy for the next 10 to 12 weeks. “I think the president has every expectation that this is going to look a lot better four or eight weeks from now,” Mnuchin said. “If for any reason,
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