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Biden May Still Make Democratic Presidential Bid
Reuters ^ | 06-01-03

Posted on 06/01/2003 4:42:24 PM PDT by Brian S

— WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden said on Sunday he may yet join the Democratic field of presidential contenders, asserting a decision this fall won't be too late for him to win the party's nomination.

On CBS' "Face the Nation," the six-term Delaware Democrat said he still was considering making a run for the White House and would announce a decision early in the fall.

There already are nine Democrats vying to challenge President Bush in 2004.

Asked if such a late start at fund raising and organizing for a nationwide campaign would doom his bid, as has been argued, Biden said: "They may be right. I've said from the beginning I'll make that decision in early fall. If it is true that that is too late, then so be it. I believe it will not be too late to make that decision."

Biden, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has kept a high profile by criticizing Bush administration foreign policy. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 1988.

He reminded that former President Bill Clinton didn't announce his own candidacy until October 1991. Clinton went on to win the nomination and defeat former President George Bush in November 1992.

A CBS News/New York Times poll last month said two-thirds of respondents could not name a single Democratic White House candidate.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; josephbiden

1 posted on 06/01/2003 4:42:24 PM PDT by Brian S
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To: Brian S
the more Dems in the race, the easier it is for no one to have a majority at the Dem convention, then they can do either a draft Gore, or a draft Hillary.
2 posted on 06/01/2003 4:44:14 PM PDT by votelife (FREE MIGUEL ESTRADA!)
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To: Brian S
Does this mean that Biden has found someone with a good stump speech?
3 posted on 06/01/2003 4:46:46 PM PDT by 7 x 77 (w)
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To: votelife
Ain't gonna happen. All of the rules put in place over the last thirty years or so preclude any kind of a "deadlocked convention" resulting. Heck, after "Super Tuesday" there won't be even three candidates left, and within a couple of weeks after that the winner will be so far out in front that their opponents will be forced to cave in.

The Democrats saw what happened on the convention floor in '72 with McGovern vs. Humphrey, and they never, ever want to see anything like that again. Conventions are coronations now, that's all they are.
4 posted on 06/01/2003 4:48:06 PM PDT by Billy_bob_bob ("He who will not reason is a bigot;He who cannot is a fool;He who dares not is a slave." W. Drummond)
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To: votelife; Brian S
He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 1988.

] Of course the media fails to mention that he left the race because he plaguerized another person's speech. If this were a Republican it would have been mentioned. Anyway, I watched "Slay the Nation" and it was nothing but a dishonest democrat love fest.

5 posted on 06/01/2003 4:48:20 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Brian S
Did not Biden bow out of the dems primary several years ago because he lied on a test? Or have got him mixed up with somebody else? I guess Clinton lowered the bar for the Dems it really does not matter anymore.
6 posted on 06/01/2003 4:48:58 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Brian S
Decision has been made. He's trolling for money.
7 posted on 06/01/2003 4:49:28 PM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: Brian S
He reminded that former President Bill Clinton didn't announce his own candidacy until October 1991.

I doubt biden has the arkanbilly crime family at his disposal.

8 posted on 06/01/2003 4:50:33 PM PDT by mombonn (Have you prayed for our President yet today?)
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To: Uncle Hal
No, he stole a campaign speech from a British Labour candidate, and someone noticed.
9 posted on 06/01/2003 4:52:35 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Brian S

"Hey I'd make a great De Niro double!"

10 posted on 06/01/2003 4:54:18 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Uncle Hal
Did not Biden bow out of the dems primary several years ago because he lied on a test? Or have got him mixed up with somebody else? I guess Clinton lowered the bar for the Dems it really does not matter anymore.

There are so many dishonest Democrates, anybody could get mixed up.

11 posted on 06/01/2003 4:54:53 PM PDT by 7 x 77 (w)
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To: Brian S
Cha,cha,cha chia pet.
12 posted on 06/01/2003 4:55:10 PM PDT by ditto h
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To: Brian S
Biden's such a copycat.
13 posted on 06/01/2003 4:56:01 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Dog Gone
After 8 years of 'toon getting blow jobs and selling secrets to the ChiComs in the whitehouse, plagarism now seems like stealing from the cookie jar by comparison. Of the nine dwarfts running, Libermanm is the only one remotely presidential and he'd hated by the party's left wing. Biden carries no such baggage and would look so utterly presidential alongside a midget like, say, Johnny Edwards or Howard Dean.
14 posted on 06/01/2003 4:56:25 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Brian S
Hasn't he said this for the last 4 or 5 election cycles? Seems like it.
15 posted on 06/01/2003 4:57:12 PM PDT by veronica (How's about a Palestinian state inside France? It could be called "Francenstine"...)
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To: Brian S
Run Joe, Run.

This puppy carries so much baggage that it will be a pleasure to see his butt whipped.

From today's editorial in the Washington Times:

At a nasty Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing last week, Sen. Joe Biden, the panel's ranking Democrat, berated Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who broached the subject of Iraq's immense oil reserves, the world's second-largest. As Mr. Wolfowitz attempted to discuss the role that will be played by Iraq's oil resources, Mr. Biden interrupted him, demanding to know, "What are the resources?" Then, Mr. Biden launched into his trademark lecture: "For us just to get to the point where we're talking about 1 million barrels per day export," the senator sneered, "there's going be a need for a $5 billion investment in the oil fields to get to that point."

Four days later, the New York Times, citing Thamir Ghadhban, the interim head of the Iraqi Oil Ministry, reported that Iraqi oil production had reached 800,000 barrels per day. By mid-June, Mr. Ghadhban projected, daily oil output would total 1.4 million barrels, of which 1 million would be exported. Relying mostly on equipment provided by a Halliburton subsidiary and Iraq's well-regarded petroleum technical staff " which has performed awe-inspiring production feats since 1997 in the face of years of sanctions " Iraq's oil output could reach 3 million barrels per day by year's end, Mr. Ghadhban predicted.

16 posted on 06/01/2003 5:03:50 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: Brian S
U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-France, admitted in 1987 he plagiarized part of a law school paper in 1965. He copied five pages from a law review in a 15-page paper without citing the source while at Syracuse University Law School. While running as a Democratic presidential candidate in 1987, he also used quotations in speeches from former British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy without giving them credit.


Joseph Biden (at left, or right)

17 posted on 06/01/2003 5:08:25 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo
FReeper Liz has the "goods' on Biden. Let him run!
18 posted on 06/01/2003 5:10:10 PM PDT by onyx (Name an honest democrat? I can't either!)
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To: Brian S
I hope his GOP rivals broadcast his admission of plagiarism far and wide...

--Boris

19 posted on 06/01/2003 5:15:43 PM PDT by boris
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To: Brian S
Sounds good. They might as well add a plagiarist into the mix. His song and dance didn't fly the last time he tried, and it won't now. Just ask Neil Kinnock.....
20 posted on 06/01/2003 5:44:27 PM PDT by yooper
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To: Uncle Hal
I guess Clinton lowered the bar for the Dems it really does not matter anymore.

Sadly enough, yes. Gary Hart as much as said that when he was thinking about running for president this year. He decided not to, but in intervews, basically stated that the country has changed so much under clinton that he doesn't feel his past would hurt him.

Biden's plagerism was horrible, his blaming other people even worse, at one time, this could have ruined him, but he stayed in the senate, he knows that after clinton, his own despicable acts would seem tame.

Clinton has brought us to a new "so what" era in regards to the people we elect to represent us.

21 posted on 06/01/2003 6:05:55 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: 7 x 77
A good stump? Maybe one of Clinton's left overs, or speaking of stump, how about DassHole?
22 posted on 06/01/2003 6:09:40 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Brian S
I see Biden as the equivalent of a Hail Mary pass thrown by some desperate Dem donors.The big money guys must be apoplectic when they look at the flopfest going on with the candidates they have now. Apparently,the candidate that would have universal appeal to Democrats is Saddam Hussein,judging by the anger the Dems still have,over his ouster.I've never seen Biden where he didn't appear to be smug and nasty. He has a lot of baggage-venomous towards Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings,against Bush bombing Afghanistan- said the US would look like " high tech bullies",notoriously rude to witnesses appearing before his committees,etc. But,he does have the prerequisite family tragedy,that the Dems always love to exploit-his first wife and baby girl were killed in a car crash in 1972 and Biden was left with 2 small sons to raise.He also has some health issues-he had a cerebral aneurysm and brain surgery in 1988 and had a long recuperation,due to post op complications.
23 posted on 06/01/2003 6:23:21 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Brian S
Robert Bork
24 posted on 06/01/2003 6:37:19 PM PDT by fat city (This space for rent--Mini Digital Cameras!)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
I've never seen Biden where he didn't appear to be smug and nasty.

Having dealt in the political arena in Delaware for nearly 21 years I can say you are both right and wrong.

His "national" persona is exactly as you describe. But when it comes to up close and personal he is oh so charming..............he is just so sickly sweet as to make one wish to lose her lunch. That is of course is you never read the rag that passes itself off as the major newspaper in Delaware. As far as the News Journal is concerned the (expletive deleted) can do no wrong.

25 posted on 06/01/2003 6:45:36 PM PDT by Gabz (anti-smokers = personification of everything wrong in this country)
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To: Brian S
I guess this means that Joe Butthead was able to find someone else's signature to copy.
26 posted on 06/01/2003 6:51:13 PM PDT by Duramaximus ( American Born, Gun_Toting , Aerospace Worker Living In A State That Worships Socialism)
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To: Brian S
It is quite a problem to decide which of the 9 or 10 RATS is the worst, but old Biden has to be among the top three or four.He's not only a libRAT, he's a stupid one too. His ridiculous performance during the Impeachment "trial' gave him away as an idiot forever.
27 posted on 06/01/2003 7:09:27 PM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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