Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Biden vs. Dean http://www.notgeniuses.com/archives/000345.html
The Hotline (paid subscription only) relates that:
Biden's "toying with a candidacy has irked" Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). "We hear that Kerry recently harangued Biden on the Senate floor about his plans, repeatedly asking, 'Why are you doing this?' At one point, Kerry even asked if Biden didn't think Kerry was good enough to run"Lets talk a bit about the rationale for Joe Biden joining the Democratic race. Biden comes in with 4 main areas of appeal:
Now why would Biden enter the race, especially this late?
Three words: Dean and Kerry. Biden is the antithesis of Howard Dean (especially in perception) and he SAVAGES John Kerry (which explains the altercation above). With Biden in the race, Kerry stands no chance of making it out of New Hampshire, and as such, making it through the primary. But lets go through that chronologically.
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Obama 2008 - I want my country back
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