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Plan A (Awful) Hillary Clinton
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Clinton Emails To Receive 50 State Department Staff
Judge Napolitano: Gut feeling is that Hillary Clinton will be charged over private emails.
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Plan B (Bad) Joe Biden
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Crowd greets Biden with chants of ‘Run, Joe, run!’
Biden greeted with chants of ‘run, Joe, run!’ in Pittsburgh
Biden Hears Cheers: ‘Run, Joe, Run’
Plan C (California) Jerry Brown
Gov. Jerry Brown: If I were Biden, I’d give 2016 run ‘very serious consideration
Jerry Brown: If I Were Joe Biden, I’d Give 2016 Run ‘Serious Consideration’
Jerry Brown: I Would Run for President if I Was 10 Years Younger
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown talks drought, political future
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Nixes 2016 Presidential Bid
Jerry Brown for President 1992 Report – (The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour)
Bill Clinton Versus Jerry Brown 1992
3 California Governors Who Ran for President
Plan D (Dumb) Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders Grows NH Lead Over Hillary Clinton, Gains in Iowa
Hillary Clinton vs Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders Explains Why Socialist Isn’t a Dirty Word
Things Get Awkward When Matthews Asks DNC Head About Bernie Sanders, Socialism (VIDEO)
Socialist Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand Socialism
The Truth About Bernie Sanders
Rupert Murdoch On Why He Supports Immigration Reform
Rupert Murdoch: Donald Trump ‘wrong’ on immigration
Bill O’Reilly Donald Trump Battle over Immigration Plan and 14th Amendment
NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post
National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance
NSA Whistleblower William Binney: The Future of FREEDOM
Operation “Toto” Pulling Back The Curtain: Full NSA Interview
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‘Run, Joe, run!’ Adoring Pittsburgh crowd enthusiastically encourages Joe Biden to run for president
- Joe Biden given a rapturous welcome by Pittsburgh steelworkers at rally
- The Vice President gave a rousing speech blaming America’s ills on stagnant wages and an unfair tax code that favors the wealthy
- Biden, who is still grieving his son, Beau, jogged through the crowd
- Biden’s popularity numbers are on par with Trump’s
By KIRI BLAKELEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hearing chants of ‘run Joe, run,’ Vice President Joe Biden marched in Pittsburgh’s annual Labor Day parade on Monday as speculation swirled about a potential entry into the Democratic presidential campaign.
The vice president donned a black-and-gold United Steelworkers union hat and told hundreds of union members that the gap between the wealthy and poor was hurting the nation.
The 72-year-old exuberantly jogged through the crowd of supportive well-wishers, who were urging him to join the race for president.
‘Give it a go, Joe!’ shouted one woman.
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Vice President Joe Biden revved up the crowd at a steelworkers union event in Pittsburgh on Sunday
Biden was greeted with shouts of ‘Run, Joe, run!’ encouraging him to run for president
Recent polls suggest that those who are abandoning Hillary Clinton back Biden for president, according to CNN.
But Biden deflected questions as to whether or not he would enter the fray, only saying ‘I am definitely going to run part of this parade, I feel like I am home right now.’
But he had much more to say in his speech in front of the union.
‘It used to be when productivity went up in America, everybody got a chance to share,’ said Biden. ‘They got a piece of the action… Why in God’s name should a man or a woman working in a steel mill make $50,000 a year when someone on Wall Street makes millions of dollars a year?’
In introducing Biden for his speech, Trumka and United Steelworkers union chief Leo Gerard gave strong praise to Biden, who was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Biden praises unions as he addressees crowds on Labor Day
The adoring crowd flocked around the sprightly 72-year-old, who is still reeling from his son Beau’s death in May, but who looked happy and healthy at the rally
Fans clamored for selfies with the VP, who tends to be known for his verbal gaffes
‘He has never let us down,’ said Gerard.
Biden, in his speech, said the tax code is to blame for the rich getting a bigger piece of the economic pie.
‘The tax code’s not fair. It’s simply not fair,’ Biden said in a city long associated with organized labor. ‘The wealthy aren’t paying their fair share. There used to be one America.’
Biden greeted United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard (right) who said Biden has never let steelworkers down
Biden was cagey about whether he would run for POTUS but he had no issue with jogging through the streets of Pittsburgh
When asked point-blank by young local business owner Chris Fuget asked whether he would announce a 2016 run, the Vice President coyly said, ‘I haven’t made that decision yet,’ according to CNN.
There was some disappointment in the crowd that he didn’t throw his hat into the ring.
‘We thought today might have been the day,’ said Pittsburgh union worker Jack Gaffrey.
‘It’s hope,’ the VP said about the enthusiastic response the crowd gave him
His entry could jumble a Democratic contest that has seen front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lead diminish in early states against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who describes himself as a democratic socialist.
Biden, however, said last week he wasn’t certain if he and his family had the ’emotional energy’ for another campaign. Biden’s eldest son, Beau, died of brain cancer in May.
Biden blamed America’s ills on the tax code which favors the wealthy as well as low and stagnant wages
But AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who walked the parade route with Biden, said the vice president got a strong response from the city’s workers.
‘If you’re looking for energy, this is a great place to get energy today,’ the labor leader said.
Asked what he made of the overwhelmingly warm response Pittsburgh gave him, he replied, ‘It’s hope.’
‘I am definitely going to run part of this parade,’ Biden said and then made good his promise
In a new NBC/Marist poll of New Hampshire primary voters released on Sunday, Biden had support from 16 percent of Democratic voters.
That’s half the total of Clinton, who herself trailed front runner Sanders by nine points in New Hampshire, a state where Bill and Hillary Clinton have deep ties.
In Iowa, Clinton saw her lead over Sanders decline by half and now leads him by 37 percent to 20 precent with Biden at 20 percent.
But Biden still isn’t as quite popular as GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
The reality star billionaire beats him by a narrow margin in a new national poll 44 percent to 42 percent, according to SurveyUSA.
The Best Second Choice
Forget Sanders and Biden, the Democrats’ best 2016 backup is California Gov. Jerry Brown.
The best bet.
By Lara Brown
Aug. 21, 2015 | 10:40 a.m. EDT+ More
In assessing Hillary Clinton’s
chances of being the 2016 Democratic nominee, Sean Trende
hits the nail squarely on the head: “Absent an indictment, she remains the solid favorite for the nomination.” Yes, you read that correctly: “absent an indictment.”
In any other year, with any other candidate, that phrase would be ludicrous. How could a party be so solidly behind a person who is so publicly balancing on a razor’s edge between shady practices andillegal dealings? While there are many reasons for this, three stand out and are worth remembering before asking the next logical question: If not her, then who?
First, two large “anti-in-party” midterm elections decimated the Democrats’ bench. Surviving Democratic statewide elected officials are few and far between. And those who are there need more time to acquire political experience and develop a national reputation.
Second, Clinton has been perceived by her fellow partisans as the next in line for the nomination since the day she conceded the 2008 nomination contest to then-Sen. Barack Obama. That year’s epic contest ended with an unspoken but widely understood deal between the two warring factions of Democratic activists: Support for Obama in 2008 will lead to support for Clinton as his successor. This was a tough pill for Clinton’s backers to take because they had been expecting Clinton to become the party’s next nominee since the day John Kerry lost in 2004. But they accepted the trade because they had no choice.
Third, Clinton is not only unique because her gender combines with the Democratic Party’s sincere desire to follow the first African-American president with the first female one (a right time, right place confluence of dynamics, if you will), but also because the country experienced tremendous economic prosperity during her husband’s tenure in the White House and Democrats largely believe that fact will redound favorably on her candidacy.
Of course, her being a Clinton is also a challenge for her campaign. Aside from the dynasty knock, the Clintons have long rankled the feathers of other Democrats, and it was this “anti-Clinton” sentiment thatObama exploited to full benefit in 2008.
Nevertheless, it’s this strange brew of partisan expectations and political realities that have likely kept Clinton’s (older, but no less ambitious) Democratic opponents on the sidelines. If she were indicted, though, all bets are off and the problem of surfeit ambition would likely arise.
Setting aside the unknown probability of an indictment and the known likelihood of Clinton securing the Democratic presidential nomination before next spring, the question of who could possibly replace her is an interesting one to consider.
At the moment, progressive Democrats are increasingly rallying around one of her few declared opponents, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. But his far-left policy stances and past voting record make him a weak general election candidate. Democrats know this; it’s highly unlikely that the party establishment would support him to become the nominee.
There’s also the undeclared, but publicly ruminating Vice President Joe Biden. Despite his gaffe-pronereputation, most reports suggest that he is the party’s preferred second choice.
Still, if Clinton’s candidacy were to implode, I don’t imagine Biden would be on a glide path to the nomination (unless Obama were to endorse him). Secretary of State John Kerry might decide his time is now. As he lost the 2004 election by fewer than 120,000 votes from Ohio, he can legitimately argue he’s been a better candidate than Biden in past presidential races.
But by far, the Democrats’ strongest septuagenarian is California Gov. Jerry Brown. He has vast political experience. He’s well-liked across the Democratic Party. He continues to enjoy high approval ratings and has widely been perceived as an effective governor.
He’d also offer the Democrats two key talking points Sanders, Biden and Kerry can’t: He’s a Washington outsider and he knows how to make government work because he’s served four terms in the top executive office in California. Further, he has a more than two-decade long reputation of being the “anti-Clinton,” which would not only likely endear him to Sanders’ supporters, but would also place him in good stead were the party needing to wash its hands of all things Clinton in the wake of an indictment.
So while Brown’s candidacy may be a far-fetched possibility, from my view, he’s the best “second choice” for Democrats to mount a competitive general election campaign. But then, all of us Brownsfrom California tend to view politics rather unconventionally.
GINGRICH: JERRY BROWN COULD ENTER PRESIDENTIAL RACE
17 Aug 2015246
Former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told CNN on Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown could enter the presidential race.
“If Hillary starts to implode you will see a vacuum that you have not seen in many, many years,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Greta van Susteren on her show, On the Record, speculating that Clinton’s mounting scandals could cost her the race.
“[Former New York mayor Michael] Bloomberg, if he shifts, Jerry Brown–I mean, you just don’t know. [Senator]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 15% …” Gingrich suggested.Gingrich also suggested that Secretary of State John Kerry might run, along with Vice President Joe Biden.
Brown has run for president three times before. He would be 78 years old in 2016, and has suggested that age might be an obstacle to a run, though he has not entirely ruled out a fourth attempt at the Oval Office.
He is, however, among the most popular and successful Democratic governors in the United States, and has more experience than anyone else in the field, currently or potentially.
Gingrich said that Hillary’s main worry will be socialist
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 16%, who is running for the Democratic Party nomination.
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