Operator: “I am unable to let you listen to the call”.
Advisers say that if Biden does not enter the race by October 1, it might be too late for him to get the petition signatures and delegates lined up for the ballot in early primary states. Underscoring the point was the presence of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, an original member of Obama’s Cabinet who had just chose to endorse her for president.
Mulling a 2016 presidential bid, Vice President Joe Biden has said that he’s not sure he has the “emotional fuel” for another political campaign, while Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton does not see him as much of a threat. But it’s still a notable turnaround for a candidate who in June led Bush in the same poll 40%-37%, and who counts among her top allies former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, whose Twitter photo shows her standing with the former first lady. “I was at his son’s funeral”. I mean, I can not even imagine the grief and the heartbreak.
But there is growing unease among some of Obama’s biggest financial backers about the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, providing an opening for the vice president.
The former Delaware senator ran for president in 1988 and 2008 – losing the Democratic nomination each time to Michael Dukakis and President Barack Obama, respectively.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talked about everything but Joe Biden yesterday – and supporters don’t seem anxious despite news over the weekend that the vice president met with progressive darling U.S. Sen.
The confidential meeting with Warren, an influential Democrat who has been under pressure to run for the White House, took place at the Naval Observatory, the vice president’s official residence, an individual familiar with the event told the Associated Press.
Harkin did not address another possibility – that Clinton could offer Biden a diplomatic position even if he challenges her and fails.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was in Iowa, pouring on her own fuel.
In Ankeny, Clinton and Vilsack stood in front of a bright-green John Deere tractor with Iowa’s blue, white and red flag flying above.
I don’t want lobbyists, special interests, Trump says “I turned down $5 million last week from a very important lobbyist”, he said. “That is with a small T”.
Biden will not be attending the Democratic National Committee summer meeting this week along with the party’s five announced presidential candidates, although he was invited.
Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin declined to comment on donor interest in a Biden campaign, saying in a statement, “Hillary Clinton is grateful to the hundreds of thousands of people who have stepped up to support her campaign and made her first quarter in the race a historic one“. He acknowledged that he is making his determination based on conversations with family members.