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Yes, people seem baffled by it. If Warren was going to jump in, she'd have done it already.  She'd be a perfect fit for Bernie and would lend credibility to Clinton.

But Biden? He's a good guy, but he's ever gonna be competitive with either of the two front-runners.

this sounds like a media led narrative entirely devoid of actual facts

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 26th, 2015 at 02:02:16 AM EST
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What makes Biden a good guy?

This Warren thing is a pretty strange obsession in the chattering classes. She seems to have no interest in offering up up her integrity and human dignity just to keep the bezzle alive for a few more years. And good for her.

This whole process is fascinating. Imagine a Sanders - Trump contest. Most of all that would be a complete rejection of the opinion elite who imagine that for all practical purposes they are the people. Similar in scale to the Greek no vote.

by generic on Wed Aug 26th, 2015 at 07:50:14 AM EST
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A Trump-Sanders race is my favorite. Sanders would win according to recent polls. Aside from early polls, how many think Latinos will forget and forgive what Trump has been saying. And how would the electorates in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California respond to adds showing Trump advocating a fence around those states? Who thinks Trump would come close to getting even 40% of women voters? The other great advantage of such a match-up would be to show the bankruptcy, irrelevance and impotence of the currently dominant MSM and the elites that control them.

Every nation has their own norms of expression, and, within those bounds, Trump is a US expression of the  character type Mussolini represented for Italy. Same easy ideological flexibility, same bloated ego, same strutting posturing and nationalistic posing, same self-absorption, etc. But I don't think the US electorate will be as receptive now as the Italian was then.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Aug 27th, 2015 at 08:42:57 PM EST
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