Dust down your books of Neil Kinnock speechesAugust 2, 2015 Tim WorstallPolitics13 CommentsLooks like Joe Biden is thinking of running. previousGuardian numeracynextAt least they’re kind enough to tell us how they’ll kill us 13 thoughts on “Dust down your books of Neil Kinnock speeches” K.R. Lohse August 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm He could well pick up a substantial proportion of the ABH Democratic vote ,and a fair amount of the uncommitted as well. Edward Lud August 2, 2015 at 4:26 pm In the related article Bernie Sanders is described as having a ‘liberal’ economic message. Sanders is more or less of a communist, isn’t he? I mean, I know the septics describe bog standard social democrats as ‘liberal’, but your actual commies? Dennis the Peasant August 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm Edward – Sanders describes himself as a socialist, but for all intents and purposes he’s a good old-fashion ’60s commie. Dennis the Peasant August 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm That Joe Biden is now considering a run should have been anticipated months ago by anyone who has been paying attention. If Hillary Clinton was ever going to be president, it would have been in 2008. What is becoming too obvious to ignore is that fact that she’s learned nothing from losing to Barack Obama back in 2007. That Biden is lacking in native intelligence sometime obscures the fact that he is, in his own way, a talented politician. Now that Bernie Sanders and Clinton’s own penchant for scandal has demonstrated her weakness, I think Biden will run. Another factor he has to watching is the Trump induced civil war that has broken out between the Republican base and the party’s leadership. The moment Trump hit 20% in the polls I started telling folks that Joe Biden will probably be our next president. At present I give him a 55% chance of winning, should he run. The stars appear to be aligning for Biden. john77 August 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm I have yet to hear of anyone holding blackmailable information on Joe Biden, let alone dying as a result. And he is *certainly* preferable to Donald Trump. bloke in france August 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm Democratic mud wrestling. Great new spectator sport. Edward Lud August 2, 2015 at 5:57 pm DtheP, I thought as much. This, then, is either a major leap forward for the abuse of language mongers or, er… has it happened before? Dennis the Peasant August 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm EL – Well, we have a president who is ‘black’ that was born of a white woman and raised by a white grandmother. We have a blue-eyed U.S. Senator who is ‘part Cherokee’. We have a president who claims to be ‘liberal/centrist democrat’ who spent a decade or so at the feet of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. The list goes on… abacab August 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm Remember when John McCain was too old to be president in 2008? If the Dems didn’t have double standards they wouldn’t have any standards at all (pace PJ O’Rorke) Ian B August 2, 2015 at 8:26 pm It’ll be remembered as the plugs vs. combover election. Edward Lud August 2, 2015 at 9:33 pm Dennis, point taken. Another ship long since sailed… john77 August 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm Hey, guys. No 1 priority for POTUS is that he does NOT press the button when there isn’t a genuine threat, with no 2 being that enemies will believe that he is prepared to press the button when the alternative is conquest by some evil empire. Any economics or domestic politics or … are light-years behind. Edward. August 3, 2015 at 12:19 am i think the cousins should concentrate on grabbing back power from a autocratic nutjob whose ‘landgrab’ has been extraordinary – in that, he now routinely bypasses both houses in the Congress to facilitate and by presidential directive enact his fantasy internationalist policies. Truly, I never thought I’d see the day when some jumped up lawyer and one steeped in the Chicago shenanigans, gerrymandering and pork barreling of the the Daley mobsters, could so usurp power in what I though was the best laid system to prevent precisely what Obama has done. In 2008 America – you elected a president and got a left wing tyrant. Thank God Hillary is dead in the water, Biden might but he will be hopeless – just another peanuts man. But surely, the next president must come from the right and the trouble is with the GOP – they’re not much different to the Dimocrats. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.