Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) weighed in on former Vice President Joe Biden possibly entering the 2020 presidential race.Emanuel said Biden would be a “tremendous” candidate, but would need to focus on building to the future rather than restoration. “He doesn’t need name ID,” Emanuel advised. “He shouldn’t run too early. He should actually, as he did when he went to NATO, [speak] in a large way about America’s role in the world. He added, “The concern I have for Joe is it looks a little too restoration, and not enough change.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent … [Read more...] about Rahm Emanuel on Potential Biden 2020 Run: ‘Concern’ Is He Doesn’t Represent ‘Enough Change’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jeremy C. Fox Globe Correspondent January 18, 2019 He’s not even running — yet — but former vice president Joe Biden appears to be a shoo-in for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch’s endorsement if Biden seeks the presidency in 2020.“I hold him in extremely high regard, I do, personally and professionally,” Lynch told the Globe at a news conference Friday outside his South Boston home. “So either he would have to not be a candidate, or . . . someone would really have to stand out” to win his support.Biden said in December that he considers himself ‘‘the most qualified person in the country’’ to hold the Oval Office and that he would decide whether to run early this year. Advertisement Lynch called Friday’s conclave to blast President Trump for blocking a planned trip to Afghanistan … [Read more...] about Who’s aboard the Joe Biden 2020 train? Stephen Lynch.
POLITICS 09/22/2018 08:00 am ET The former vice president's biggest career misstep is now being replayed in advance of a potential presidential run. By Amanda Terkel In the past week, it’s been hard to flip on cable news without hearing the name Anita Hill. And that’s not good for Joe Biden, who’s thinking of running for president in 2020. “This is going to educate who is under the age of 35 and may not have grown up knowing Joe Biden’s role in all of this,” said a Democratic strategist who requested anonymity to speak candidly. It’s been 27 years since the law professor electrified the nation with her testimony about the sexual harassment she faced from Clarence Thomas, who was then up for confirmation to the Supreme Court. That hearing was widely considered a disaster, a textbook case of how not to treat a woman who comes forward. Republican senators went after Hill and tried to make her seem like a liar, a … [Read more...] about Reviving The Mishandling Of Anita Hill’s Testimony Is Bad News For Biden 2020
Polling of the huge field of Democrat candidates likely to run against President Donald Trump in 2020 still favors former Vice President Joe Biden, but Biden’s former Senate colleagues are skeptical of his candidacy. Perhaps due to his name recognition, Biden still rules the growing field of Democrat candidates vying for the Democrat nomination in 2020. He could face off against such candidates as Democrat Sens. Cory Booker; Kamala Harris; Kirsten Gillibrand; and Elizabeth Warren, not to mention dark horse candidates, such as former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe; and Eric Holder, attorney general in the Obama administration, among various others. But Biden still leads the pack.A recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, for instance, finds Biden with 32 percent of the support. Showing that name recognition may be the main reason for his success, Hillary Clinton came in second at 18 percent, and her one-time Democrat opponent, Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont, came in third with … [Read more...] about Early Democrat Polls Favor Joe Biden for 2020; Senate Colleagues Skeptical
Former Vice President Joe Biden has been one of the most active Democratic surrogates in 2017 and 2018, and his advisers are hard at work on plans for a busy campaign schedule this fall that could have him appearing at as many as a dozen events each week. At the same time, he and a trusted inner circle have quietly been engaging a wider network of political allies to sketch the outlines of what a Biden 2020 candidacy might look like should he decide to run, multiple sources who have participated in the discussions tell NBC News. Get More at NBC News … [Read more...] about Biden 2020? Former VP Preps for Midterm Blitz as 2020 Question Looms