SURPRISE! Joe Biden announced he is running for POTUS.
This is the most unexpected news since someone reported that, roughly every twenty-four hours, the sun rises in the east. Please try to recover from the shock.
Creepy, privileged Joe Biden finally formally entered the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
CBS This Morning described him as "Uncle Joe, regular Joe," who will get the working class votes Democrats lost in the 2016 Presidential. Meanwhile, any reader of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.'s wikipedia article knows better. But, why on earth would we expect an alleged newsperson on a major network to know as much about a politician as his wikipedia article contains? And, if they don't know, it doesn't matter: They'll give you the establishment version of the hair inhaler anyway.
Oh, yes, they also said he was "considered" the frontrunner. Funny, I never heard that said about Sanders, who has led in most polls for months. I wonder why that is?
Speaking of the hair inhaler, he said he knew that he had to enter the race because America is facing the biggest threat it has faced in his lifetime.
Well, that, and he has obviously wanted to be President for a long time, which I happen to believe is the only reason he has enlarged an already large Democratic field.
The number of Democrats who have announced for the Presidency is now about 22. Remember all the snark from the Democratic faithful calling large Republican fields "clown car?" Please don't hold me to it, but I think this Democratic field is larger than any Republican field in the last decade. But, I don't expect the kings and queens of hypocrisy and double standards to say a word about the size of this field.
Bit of hubris there, to imply that, with all those Dems in the race, America needs to be rescued Joe Biden. What the hell does that say about the rest of the Dem field? And what makes Joe Biden so different from them? Oh, that's right: He "gets it." Or so he says, just before making it crystal clear that he doesn't get it.
Meanwhile, whether or not you agree with his position, I hope more than ever that Sanders' stand on a murderer, including the Boston Marathon bomber, voting while still in prison is not his Dukakis moment. https://vtdigger.org/2019/04/24/fact-check-sanders-set-off-firestorm-pri... https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/04/23/bernie... https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-08-mn-2922-story.html