Joe Biden is probably going to run for president, according to sources who may or may not know what they’re talking about. If the VP does decide to enter the race, he would instantly become the party’s preferred candidate in the likely event that Hillary Clinton is indicted for “gross negligence” under the Espionage Act. Biden’s presence in the race would mean that the number of legitimate candidates on the Democratic debate stage would double from one to two. He might actually pretend to campaign against Hillary Clinton, with whom he has some crucial differences, such as:
Why did Hillary Clinton win tonight’s Democratic debate? The reason is simple. She’s the only candidate on stage who can win both the Democratic primary and the general election. And with today’s Democratic party, that is no small feat.
The Democratic march to the left is stunning. Having Bernie Sanders play Clinton’s chief foil may excite the left, but, as much as I hate to say it, David Brock is right: The man is unelectable. It’s not just that he’s proposing $18 trillion in new spending and trillions in new taxes. It’s his personal demeanor, which will turn off most Democrats long before it turns off swing voters in the general election. Martin O’Malley may not be as radical as Sanders, but he is certainly to Clinton’s left, and his record in Baltimore and Maryland, where he put many left wing ideas into practice, will be easily attacked by the Republicans.