Biden Decision Complicated By Hillary’s Ability to Gesture, Speak in Complete Sentences

 

 

Not on.

Vice President Biden’s lengthy deliberations over whether to run for president hit a speed bump this week after Hillary Clinton’s strong debate performance showcased her ability to speak in complete sentences and use conventional gestures. The path for Biden, which has always looked daunting, now appears even more so thanks to Clinton’s demonstrated ability to modulate her voice and ape basic pleasantries.

Clinton’s decision to not look squarely into the camera and say “I loathe all of you” has many Democratic insiders believing that Biden’s chances of entering the race to be all but nil. Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, said that time is running short for Biden and made clear that if the vice president were to get into the race, he would face a formidable opponent in the former Secretary of State, who wowed Democrats at the debate by showing up on time and dressing appropriately.

Biden’s decision whether to enter the race will now be at least partially informed by Clinton’s stellar debate performance. At no point of which did she slowly stroke a small, hairless cat cradled in her arms while singing “It’s Raining Bens” as $100 bills fluttered from the ceiling.

“Calls on him to save the party from a weak front-runner will be more muted,” said David Axelrod, chief strategist on President Obama’s campaigns, adding that he believes Obama largely secured the 2008 Democratic nomination when his then-rival Clinton was recorded pointing and laughing at people purchasing their own groceries and driving themselves around in their own cars.

Biden’s impressive political apparatus and donor connections are now seen as no match for Hillary, whose debate performance was characterized by calm, persuasiveness, and a steadfast refusal to juggle. Clinton’s aura of “inevitability” was only reinforced when she resisted the temptation to describe a baby as “ugly” or to cackle loudly at reminders of Lincoln Chaffee’s presence.

Clinton’s only slip-up at the debate came when she was seen playing jacks at her podium while former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley was laying out his tax plan. After the debate Clinton took full responsibility, adding that it was time to “move on.”

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  1. David Sussman Contributor
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    David Deeble: Biden’s decision whether to enter the race will now be at least partially informed by Clinton’s stellar debate performance, at no point of which did she slowly stroke a small, hairless cat cradled in her arms while singing “It’s Raining Bens” as one-hundred dollar bills fluttered from the ceiling.

    “It’s Raining Bens”: Never have so many political issues been encapsulated in so few words. Well done David.

    I believe the media is feigning a sigh of relief about her ‘performance’ to the point their lungs will no longer be able to withstand the perpetual exhale. Like a shofar blower at the end of  high holidays, the air will eventually run out.

    They want Hillary; first to beat up and show their ‘non-bias’, then to anoint by providing the afghan rug to hide her skeletons.

    Biden brings trouble. How do they cover him honestly when the man is grieving? It’s too tricky.

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  2. David Deeble Member
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    For once I’m with the mainstream media: I, too, hope she’s the nominee! Thanks for weighing in, David.

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  3. Vance Richards Member
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    I saw about seven different articles yesterday saying that Clinton’s performance was so strong that there is no room for Biden in this race. It kind of baffled me but then I guess the bar is pretty low. We are talking about Joe Biden after all.

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  4. Roberto Member
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    Vance Richards:I saw about seven different articles yesterday saying that Clinton’s performance was so strong that there is no room for Biden in this race. It kind of baffled me but then I guess the bar is pretty low.

    It is. After all the entirety of the argument being put forward for Biden entering the race is that Clinton is imploding, it is hardly as if Biden has any stellar accomplishments he can point to or some natural constituency to point to which would justify his candidacy.

    That he is being promoted at all is something of a sign of desperation, an old white male for President? It is the absolute antithesis of all that the diversity obsessed Democrats have been promoting for the past several years.

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  5. Paul Dougherty Member
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    Unrelated, anyone know where I can get a Grandma Bobble-head?

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  6. Titus Techera Contributor
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    In future debates, people will vote which of the candidates should be cooked & eaten by Mrs. Clinton live, on stage. Every bigwig in the party will send a representative to have a taste.

    When they run out of contenders, Mrs. Clinton will hold a monthly vote on which famous figure in American history should be cloned, baffled by what’s become of the country, & then cooked & eaten live on stage. Whoever wants a bite can contribute a hefty sum.

    Adroit scheduling will ensure that by the time the election comes next year, all famous American politicians will have been consumed by grandma Time herself-

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  7. Liz Member
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    David, it’s been a long, long day, and this made me laugh out loud. Many thanks for the much-needed medicine.

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  8. David Deeble Member
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    Liz – Happy to help.

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  9. H. Noggin Inactive
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    I hope she’s the nominee, too.
    All the stories proclaiming that Biden “doesn’t have to get in now” are just trying to steer the narrative, and yes, the bar is really low here. How in the world is the msm going to put a veil over that old goof-ball? But he would be elected, at least easier than Pants Suit, in my opinion.

    Also, physical characteristics don’t usually cause me to feel a white hot hate, but what is it about those cheeks?

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  10. Paul Dougherty Member
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    H. Noggin:

    Also,physical characteristics don’t usually cause me to feel a white hot hate, but what is it about those cheeks?

    Those are the Robodyne Part # 63-2857346 facial feature series, or commonly know as the “ever-smile”.

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  11. Man With the Axe Inactive
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    Joe Biden was reported to have said that he literally split his sides reading this post.

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  12. Titus Techera Contributor
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    ‘Biden–it’s also a verb!’

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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    David Deeble: Clinton’s aura of “inevitability” was only reinforced when she resisted the temptation to describe a baby as “ugly” or to cackle loudly at reminders of Lincoln Chaffee’s presence.

    Wait, Lincoln Chaffee was there?

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  14. Autistic License Thatcher
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    Did Webb say anything? I’ve heard he’s from America.

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  15. Marion Evans Inactive
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    Biden will probably be the nominee. Why?

    1- Email-gate will flare up and Biden will announce at just the right time. No one will remember debate performance when the FBI weighs in.

    2- Wall Street doesn’t want Hillary. Biden is a safer pair of hands.

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  16. The Reticulator Member
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    Democrats want a candidate with a proven criminal record.  They are not going to be able to get social justice from a President who insists on following the rules.   Sanders talks a good game (e.g. on the e-mail scandal) but hasn’t gotten his own hands dirty.   Unless he does something to result in indictment, or better yet, intimidates prosecutors into leaving him alone, his record is no match for Ms Clinton’s accomplishments.

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  17. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    Marion Evans “Biden is a safer pair of hands.” Really?

    Biden 2Vice President Joe Biden leans in to say something to Maggie Coons, next to her father Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., after Biden administered the Senate oath to Coons during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Old Senate Chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 17: Ashton Carter (R) makes remarks after he was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Defense as his wife Stephanie (2nd L) Vice President Joe Biden (L) listen February 17, 2015 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Carter has become the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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  18. Titus Techera Contributor
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    So you’re saying, they’re’ll be a lotta Hidg’yer women! Hidg’yer kids! at the next Dem debate?

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  19. Man With the Axe Inactive
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    I appreciate that Biden demonstrates not just with words, but with deeds, that he does not engage in age discrimination, one of the few kinds of discrimination that isn’t talked about enough in this campaign.

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  20. Pelayo Inactive
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    The most interesting dynamic taking place in the aftermath of the Democrat coronation, er…, I mean debate, is that while Bernie Sanders went out of his way to defend Hillary and none of the candidates had the audacity to challenge her on anything, Bernie Sanders got thousands of new Twitter followers and an influx of campaign donations.

    Think about that, Bernie is out there bowing down at Hillary’s feet and yet there are many Democrat voters urging him forward because they don’t like Hillary.

    I hope she is the nominee.  It seems like many Democrat voters can’t even stand her any more.

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  21. David Deeble Member
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    At the very least we’ll learn something no matter who they nominate, even if that something is “Time for the GOP to hang it up” in the event we lose.

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