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Joe Biden Admits Need for Strong Vice President Due to His Advanced Age

And you’re not going to believe who his first choice is.



With only a few scant days left until the Iowa caucuses commence, all eyes are on the Hawkeye State.

Democrats are hoping that this first-in-the-nation primary contest will finally set them on a path to nominating someone, anyone, in time to mount an offensive against Donald Trump.  At this juncture, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign believes that they have Iowa all but clinched, despite the desperate attempts to derail the democratic socialist by folks like Hillary Clinton.

The Democratic establishment has made it quite clear that they are in the corner of former Vice President Joe Biden, who they believe has the best chance to snatch the all-important midwestern moderate vote away from incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.

But Biden isn’t the perfect candidates, not by any means, and he himself will tell you that his advanced age is one of the reasons why.

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“I can think of at least 8 women, at least 4 or 5 people of color that I think are totally qualified to be vice president of the United States,” Biden said. “But for me, it has to be demonstrated that whomever I pick, there’s two things: One he’s capable of being a president, because I’m an old guy.”

“No, I’m serious,” he emphasized, before emphasizing that he’s actually in good shape and that “I work out every morning.”

Biden went on to say that he “sure would love” for Michelle Obama to be his Vice President.

The former First Lady has roundly rejected calls to join the 2020 fray, however, after rumors leaked early in the primary season that she was considering a run for the White House.

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Democratic Septuagenarians Spar Over Whose Aortas Are in Better Shape

If you told the Democrats three years ago that they’d be choosing between two wealthy white guys with cardiac issues in 2020, they would have run you out of town. Yet…here we are.



Democratic voters in 2020 have to be kicking themselves right about now.

Their inability to focus on the issues of the nation, but rather on the possibility of beating Donald Trump in the general election, has them choosing between a couple of 78 year-old, wealthy white men as their frontrunner.

Now, in a predictable squabble between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the left is being forced to examine the heart health of both candidates.

The state of play: Sanders’ national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray told CNNthat Bloomberg “has suffered heart attacks in the past.”

  • Bloomberg senior adviser Tim O’Brien hit back on Twitter, calling the statement “a Trumpy lie from the Sanders campaign, which rolls like Trump in many ways.”

  • Bloomberg released a letter from his doctor last year, which featured no mention of a heart attack but did note that he underwent coronary stent placement surgery in 2000.

  • Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said in a statement that the surgery occurred after a positive stress test and has been “public for years” since Bloomberg, who holds a pilot’s license, had to inform the FAA when it occurred.

  • Gray later walked back her statement about Bloomberg on Twitter, stating that she “misspoke” and that he “underwent the same stent procedure as Bernie.”

The “same stent procedure” line is a slick one, as it takes the “heart attack” angle away from Bloomberg as the two prepare to spar in the upcoming presidential debate in Nevada.

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Bernie Pulls Massive Crowd in Washington, Heavily Cementing Frontrunner Status

It will soon become difficult for the Democratic establishment to cheat Sanders out of the nomination without raising suspicions.



In some ways, it certainly feels as though the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination will be more dramatic than the general election that it precedes.

Incumbent presidents have been historically tough to beat, and the ferocity of the Trump support base certainly isn’t going to let their Commander in Chief down without a fight.

Within the Democratic Party however, there is a boatload of intrigue, uncertainty, and conspiracy abound.  Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist from Vermont is on the top of the pile currently after being cheated out of the nomination by Hillary Clinton back in 2016.  On the rise is former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, however, whose close ties to the aforementioned former First Lady have some of the Sanders faithful concerned.

Bernie has already pulled out a near-win in Iowa despite the contest being marred by the failure of a new vote-gathering app, predictably won the New Hampshire primary, and is about to seal the deal with a resounding victory in Nevada.

And, if his draw in Washington is any indication of his popularity, Sanders could be coasting into the nomination in no time.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) drew a massive crowd of over 17,000 to his rally in Tacoma, Washington, Monday evening, which featured actor Tim Robbins, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and the indie rock band Portugal. The Man.

His campaign is calling it “the largest rally any presidential candidate has held in Washington this cycle.”

“This is the kind of energy a campaign needs to defeat Donald Trump in November,” Bernie 2020 Washington State Director Carin Chase said in a statement.

“Our campaign has the grassroots support and momentum we need to expand the electorate here in Washington and complete the political revolution Bernie started in 2016,” Chase added.

Sanders won’t only need to defeat Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, and the other candidates vying for the nomination; he’ll need to somehow stymy the Democratic establishment’s attempts to usurp him as well.

No amount of indie rock bands will help him there.

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Bernie-Bloomberg Feud Hits Primetime as Mayor Mike Qualifies for Debate

Bernie has been lambasting billionaires on the campaign trail for years. Now he’ll have his chance to take one down live, on national television.



It’s almost too perfect:  A democratic socialist leading the pack of 2020 candidates as a New York City billionaire rises to challenge him.

This sums up the internal struggle of the Democratic Party quite efficiently, as former Mayor Mike Bloomberg attempts to gain a foothold in the Democratic primaries with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders siting pretty atop the national polling.  Sanders will also be taking home a major win in the Nevada caucuses, further elevating his shot at the nomination.

But Bernie is ups against the might of the Democratic Party itself, having already been usurped by Hillary Clinton’s collusion with the DNC back in 2016.  Bloomberg, who is now apparently cavorting with Clinton and her cronies, has taken aim at Sanders this week and their feud is about to hit the main stage.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Sanders has 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December, the last time the poll asked about Democratic voters’ preferences.

His next closest contender has 19%. But that second-place rival is former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. With this poll, Bloomberg has qualified for the Nevada debate, despite not being on the ballot there for Saturday’s caucuses.

Bloomberg is no angel, however, with a number of past remarks of his coming to light this week – many of them insensitive toward minority groups within American culture.

Bernie Sanders’ supporters are already concerned with the possibility that the Democratic Party could attempt to cheat them again, and Bloomberg’s sudden rise is certainly on their radar in this regard.

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Upset Poll: More Americans Identify as Republicans Than As Democrats

A new Gallup poll finds that more Americans now identify as Republicans than they do as Democrats.



A new Gallup poll finds that more Americans now identify as Republicans than they do as Democrats, but independents make up the dominant group.

Both of these outcomes are bad news for Democrats because it means that the Democrat Party has lost its lock on the minds of most Americans.

There was a day when Republicans were the political minority and most Americans leaned toward the Democrat Party. But that started shifting in the 1980s when conservatism began to rise. And now, the Democrat Party is the minority segment of the voting population.

This does not mean that liberalism is currently losing the political argument, mind you. It only means that most voters no longer assume that the Democrat Party is their political home.

According to Gallup, 30% of Americans now identify as Republicans. But only 27% identify as Democrats. But the larges group is the 42% of registered voters who say they are independents. This is not new as independents have made up the largest category of American voters for decades.

However, this is a shift, nonetheless. In past decades, the Democrat Party has enjoyed the comfort of having more voters identify with them than with the GOP.

What this really means is that the Democrat Party has so strayed from its roots that many of its former members have drifted away from thinking of themselves as Democrats. On the other hand, the number of those who envision themselves as Republicans is holding strong.

With Democrats losing their voter registration advantage, that means they simply cannot count on getting out their voters because many just aren’t inculcating the party’s message or catching excitement for Democrats.

This may also seem to say that the GOP can count on their voters more in this, the era of Donald Trump.

In another bad sign for Democrats, the poll found that the so-called independents lean Republican (48 percent) instead of Democrat (44 percent).

This is an interesting turn of events considering the decades of strength for Democrats that stretches back to the 1940s.

The BIG question is this: Is the Republican Party smart enough to ostracize its Mitt Romneys and capitalize on this budding strength?

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Bernie Set to Win Nevada Handily, Setting Up Nasty Fight in Democratic Party

This is the sort of news that the Democratic establishment was fearful of.



Bernie Sanders is going to win the Nevada caucuses, barring any sort of wild scheme or scam perpetrated against him.

The numbers coming out of The Silver State are downright definitive at this point.

A new Las Vegas Review-Journal/AARP Nevada poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic presidential field in Nevada, where the third contest of the Democratic primaries will be held in one week.

The poll found 25 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers support Sanders, 18 percent back former Vice President Joe Biden, 13 percent favor Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and 11 percent support former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer. Both former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar have the support of 10 percent of likely caucus-goers, and 8 percent of respondents said they were undecided.

Republican polling firm WPA Intelligence conducted the telephone survey on behalf of the Review-Journal and AARP Nevada in the days after the New Hampshire primary, February 11 to 13; the poll has a margin of error of 4.8 percentage points.

This is putting extreme pressure on the Democratic Party, however, as the old guard within the organization are terrified of Sanders running away with the nomination.  There could certainly be some sort of resistance forming within the party as we speak, concocting a plan to purge Bernie from the primary, (as there was in 2016), but his supporters will sniff it out.

That is a messy proposition for the Democrats as well, given how the alienation of Sanders’ supporters cost the left the 2016 election wholesale.

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Campaigns Warn Nevada Caucuses Could Be Chaotic, Piquing Paranoia in Camp Bernie

If Nevada turns out anything like Iowa, the Democrats will have a serious problem on their hands.



Just what the Democrats need:  More turbulence.

That imbued sarcasm was certainly purposeful, as the left’s chances of retaking the White House in 2020 continue to flounder thanks to their own shortcomings.  The party is far from unified at this point in the race, with still too many candidates vying for the limited attention span of the liberal voting bloc.  On top of that, the once-hidden struggle between the party’s base and it’s establishment elites is on rare, public display, as any and all efforts are being exhausted in order to fend off Bernie Sanders.

In Iowa, where the caucuses were meant to clarify the direction of the Democrats, chaos ensued.  A voting “app” metaphorically soiled its pants, with results not official for several days after the polls closed.

Now, candidates are preparing for similar chaos in Nevada.

Campaigns said they still have not gotten the party to offer even a basic explanation of how key parts of the process will work. Volunteers are reporting problems with the technology that’s been deployed at the last minute to make the vote count smoother. And experts are raising serious questions about an app the party has been feverishly assembling to replace the one scrapped after the meltdown in Iowa.

“It feels like the [state party is] making it up as they go along,” said one Democratic presidential aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the process. “That’s not how we need to be running an election.”

And that’s not all.

Adding to the challenge is the complexity of Nevada’s caucuses. Unlike in Iowa, where caucuses are conducted in one evening, Nevadans have the option of voting early. At sites across the state, Democrats can rank their top presidential choices on a paper ballot.

On Saturday, caucus day, Democrats can gather at one of about 2,000 sites to vote for their preferred candidate. If their first choice doesn’t get enough backing, voters can throw their support behind someone else, a second round of voting known as “final alignment.” Early voting preferences will be treated the same way, as though the voter were attending in person.

The Democrats certainly don’t wish to suffer another event like Iowa, as their supporters are already quite wary of the process unfolding before them.


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Pelosi Says America Not Strong Enough to ‘Withstand’ Trump’s Second Term

Here comes the hyperbole.



Nancy Pelosi has been a fountain of hyperbole as of late, after finally being coaxed out of her shell on impeachment…and then promptly failing to remove President Trump from office.

Madam Speaker remained reluctant on the possibility of impeaching Donald Trump for months after the Robert Mueller-led RussiaGate dropped, despite a cacophony of outrage from the more radical members of the Democratic Party.  Call it what you will – cognizance, reticence, or common sense – Pelosi just wasn’t on board with the idea of Trump conjuring a Senate acquittal in time to use that momentum in the 2020 election.

Now that she was badgered into pushing forward on impeachment, and taking a big loss in the process, the House Speaker has been forced to stay the “resistance” course, and is now cheapening her legacy with wild and untenable claims of our nation’s impending destruction.

From a recent CNN interview:

Pelosi said, “I can’t even envision a situation where he would be reelected. But we are not—we don’t take anything for granted.”

She added, “As I say, we have to have our own vision for the future. But everybody knows that we must be unified and making sure that he does not have a second term. Our country is great. The American people are wonderful. We’re a resilient country. We can withstand one term. But the destruction that he would do to the courts of our country, and the environment where he says I’m not going to use science as any basis for decisions on the environment. When he says, Article 2 says I can do whatever I want. He must be defeated.”

Pelosi’s insistence that there is no “situation” in which Trump retakes the White House sounds an awful lot like the laughs that were shared by Republicans and Democrats alike when Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for President.

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