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  •  I don't see the vice president winning the nom (2+ / 0-)
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    sulthernao, Christopher Walker

    He was an also-ran in his previous runs for president, and I think Vice President Quayle has disintegrated the myth of the sitting vice president walking to his party's nomination.

    Vice President Biden will be 74 in 2016, he's well liked but not really taken all that seriously, and Democrats like Sens. Warner and Gillibrand and Govs. Cuomo, Schweitzer, Malloy, and O'Malley will sure have something to say about it.

    Independent, Auckland Central resident, MD-05 voter, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life, and keeper of the DKE glossary.

    by SaoMagnifico on Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:11:02 PM PDT

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    •  i think it's more (2+ / 0-)
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      DCCyclone, sulthernao

      like G HW Bush. i've always considered obama the democratic reagan:

        -replaced unpopular incumbent
        -poor economy
        -looking to win re-election handily
        -willing to compromise, but still liberal/conservative
        -very popular with the base, but with appeal to centrists

      Biden is Bush 41

      18, D, CA-14 (home) CA-09 (college next year). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23

      by jncca on Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:13:57 PM PDT

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      •  Yup, Biden is Bush 41, not Quayle (0+ / 0-)

        Biden is broadly respected.  Quayle was not.  And being the VP for 8 years has given Biden the stature he lacked in 2008.  Further, he actually was one of the heavyweights in 1988, but the pseudo-plagiarism attack sunk him.

        43, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and a boy, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:27:41 PM PDT

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      •  With all due respect... (0+ / 0-)

        That doesn't make Vice President Biden anything. He's a punchline on late-night shows and he's overshadowed by a lot of lower-ranking people in Washington. He's a nice guy, but I don't see him clearing the field, and against a younger, more dynamic, knowledgeable candidate (and Sen. Gillibrand and Gov. O'Malley both come to mind here immediately), he's going to look old, silly, and a bit slow.

        Let's be serious here. If he were elected and served two terms, as we want any Democratic president to do, he would be over 82 years old by the time he left office.

        Independent, Auckland Central resident, MD-05 voter, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life, and keeper of the DKE glossary.

        by SaoMagnifico on Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:44:08 PM PDT

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