More than a third (44 percent) of voters for Biden, who has yet to declare his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, said Clinton has was a second choice.
At the end of August, while friends were still worrying aloud that he was in the worst mental state possible to be making this decision, he invited Elizabeth Warren for an unannounced Saturday lunch at the Naval Observatory.
afagen/flickrThe first Democratic debate is scheduled for October 13, 2015. AFL-CIO strategic adviser Eric Hauser said TPP has a big part of the higher-wages agenda his group will use to evaluate all candidates.
There were rumors Vice President Joe Biden might show up at a Latino Victory Project fundraiser for a California politician on Tuesday, and as the event got underway, organizers still weren’t sure he would make it.
“Calculation sort of sounds crass, but I guess that’s what it is”, said one person who’s spoken to Biden about the prospect of running recently. “His head is in the right place“. His own camp is filled with conflicting views.
There are lines in politics that shouldn’t be crossed and Biden leapt over this one easily. They told The Wall Street Journal that they are, quote, “We’re waiting for Joe“.
The situation, another Biden ally says, is “changeable and fluid”.
Still, a few of Biden’s top lieutenants are already working on the Clinton campaign.
The vice president himself kicked the story into overdrive by saying-first in private conversations that invariably leaked, then in a speech, then with Stephen Colbert-that he didn’t have the emotional fuel to run while he was grieving, that he didn’t know if he could put his heart and soul into another campaign. “As president, I will fight for it and I hope many of you will be with me when I sign it into law”. Polling is showing that Biden nearly exclusively takes support away from Clinton, not Bernie Sanders.
But according to Politico.com, Biden may be leading toward yes. “I admire Joe Biden, that would be really tough”, he said.
Biden planned to speak Wednesday to union officials and organizers, many of whom are mounting an aggressive campaign to block the pact, known as TPP.
Meanwhile, Obama is raking in contributions for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The vice president has moved from “50% to more like 85% yes”, says one potential donor, speaking on condition of anonymity to protect his relationship with Biden.
Biden, in his speech, left no such wiggle room.
While the White House considers whether or not to lift the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, Vice President Joe Biden has made his support for the measure clear. “The vice president should now understand he will be able to raise the money”.
Politico reports that Biden is expected to make a decision next weekend, or shortly after. However in fact, Biden had effectively positioned an ad in The New York NY Times, asking them to call.