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Joe Biden: Not Running For President

VICE PRESIDENT SAYS “WINDOW HAS CLOSED” ON RUNNING EFFECTIVE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN U.S. vice president Joe Biden will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 – a major victory for embattled frontrunner Hillary Clinton and a stinging defeat for insurgent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Flanked by president…

VICE PRESIDENT SAYS “WINDOW HAS CLOSED” ON RUNNING EFFECTIVE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

U.S. vice president Joe Biden will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 – a major victory for embattled frontrunner Hillary Clinton and a stinging defeat for insurgent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Flanked by president Barack Obama – Biden said the window for mounting an effective presidential campaign “had closed.”

“While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent,” Biden said.

In fact Biden offered up some pointed criticism of Clinton, who recently referred to “Republicans” as her enemies.

“I believe that we have to end the divisive partisan politics that is ripping this country apart, and I think we can,” he said. “It’s mean spirited, it’s petty, and it’s gone on for much too long.  I don’t believe, like some do, that it’s naive to talk to Republicans.  I don’t think we should look at Republicans as our enemies.  They are our opposition. They’re not our enemies.”

Wait … there’s a difference between Democrats and “Republicans?”  Could have fooled us …

Anyway, Biden’s decision to stay out of the race – despite being well-positioned to run – means Clinton will have the Democratic establishment to herself.  Had he been a candidate, establishment Democrats might have split their influence – leaving progressives to rally exclusively under Sanders’ banner.

At the time of Biden’s decision not to run, aggregate polling data from Real Clear Politics had him drawing 16.8 percent of the Democratic vote.  That’s roughly nine points behind Sanders (25.7 percent) and more than thirty points behind Clinton (47.8 percent).

Why did Biden drop out?  According to CNN reporter Stephen Collinson (who might as well apply for the title of Clinton spokesman) it was all about Hillary.

“The prospect of a run seemed to decline further after Clinton’s commanding performance at the first Democratic presidential debate on October 13,” Collinson wrote. “Her poised demeanor and deft handling of tough questions left many analysts convinced that Clinton effectively froze Biden out of the race.”

Wow … looks like someone attended obedience training.

Collinson added that “implicit in Biden’s (decision) was a realization that Clinton’s position and organizational muscle in early voting states (were) just too strong for him to mount a credible challenge.”

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77 comments

flip October 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Booooo!I would have voted for him.Great man for pResident.

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Joe"strokin' your women"Biden October 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Dems should be happy Captain Foot in Mouth is staying out of the race, especially since Trey Gowdy now has taken an establishment GOP penis in his rear.

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stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm

yep and Hillary is gearing up with the strap on from hell, she will be bending gowdy over at 10 am.

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TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Like you swore she’d bend Obama over in 2008. Y’all were so sure she’d beat Obama, you called him a house boy. Remember how your Racist Bullshit backfired on you in 08? It’s your fault he was allowed to fuck up the country…Dumbass.

Your hate for America will get you in 2016. You ignorant Fuck. Why don’t you move to Russia, and suck off Putin, if you think Communism is so swell? GTFO MY country…your fascist bastard.

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stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 4:24 pm

hey fruitcake, i voted for him twice, though i did support Hillary in the primaries

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Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Not me. I supported him through the primaries and the general – the general I might add, two times. Each one a landslide.

stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

i was voted for Hillary because of her experience, she understands what unmitigated dicks the right wing are, Obama wasted a lot of his political capital in his first term learning that.

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 5:31 pm

So you admit you are a Racist Clinton Supporter, Nice.

flip October 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm

They know they are defeated and are now looking to Texas for electoral votes.You can’t make this shit up.

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Maybe they can ride the coattails of Wendy Davis. LMAO…

Remember the National Media told us she was an up and coming STAR in TEXAS politics because she wanted to make sure there are more abortions, and the later the term, the better…

These people are TOTALLY CLUELESS.

flip October 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Gov.Abbott got 40% of the hispanic vote! They are clueless.Hard working LEGAL hispanics want no part of the Democrat Party.

Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Si, we love Flip’s party because they want to kick our Mom’s and Dad’s out.

flip October 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

If they are good people we will have a door at the Wall and they can stand in line like the rest of the people following the law to become citizens.

38% October 21, 2015 at 6:23 pm

That one of the Freedom Caucus Heroes said that really stings you doesn’t it? LOL

Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Nah. We have a lock on Florida already, and Virginia and Ohio. Even Joe the Plumber is a Union guy now.

flip October 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

LMAO! You won’t win Massachusetts with Trump!

Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Sorry. It’s my country. You can leave via: Rainbow Bridge Niagara Falls (appropriate), Larado or El Paso, or San Diego if you like, or you can start paddling off Foley Beach, hope the Gulf Stream catches you and end up in Ireland. They’d just loooove you.

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shifty henry October 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Vice-President Joe Biden announced today that he will not run for the office of President of the United States. He has now made known that he received a late-night phone call from Donald Trump, who has assured him that he is not keeping an elephant as a pet. Biden stated that the people of the US have lost confidence in his ability to rule. This is based on the incident where Biden said previously that “an extremely credible source” had revealed to him that Donald Trump has a pet elephant. “I cannot disclose the source, but he – or she – is extremely credible,” Biden said. Despite the delay in releasing
the information, Biden says he is confident Trump still owns the elephant. “These allegations are still fresh,” Biden said. “I put them in the refrigerator right after I brought them home.” Asked
by one skeptical reporter if the charges weren’t a little ridiculous, Biden, who keeps a tomato in his pocket for good luck, said he would never do anything ridiculous. “I’m the Vice-President of the United States, ” Biden declared. “If I say something, it’s a very serious matter. Not a ridiculous matter”

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erneba October 21, 2015 at 5:41 pm

I was wondering when someone could explain the sanity of Biden. You have restored my confidence in him.
Let’s start a movement to draft him for President.

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shifty henry October 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Hah! Hah! — for kicks I’ll post the original story with disclaimer (cause I stole it!) ….. I hope you enjoy it!

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shifty henry October 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Vice- President Joe Biden said today
that “an extremely credible source” has revealed to him that Donald Trump has a pet elephant. “I cannot disclose the source, but he – or she – is extremely credible,” Biden said.

The elephant, according to Biden, was
shipped in from the planet Neptune last March and has been living with Trump at an undisclosed location in New York City ever since. Biden
denied he was making up outrageous, unsubstantiated charges just to get the
Trumps to disclose their veterinarian records

Biden said he has it on good word from
a second source, whom he describes as “credible, but not extremely credible,” that large crates of peanuts were seen being transported into the Trump home. “I’m not saying the elephant is there,” Biden commented while doing a
handstand for reporters during a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday. “They could
be making peanut butter. But it’s very suspicious.”

The allegation has already created uproar
among animal rights groups, who are charging Trump with animal cruelty. “You don’t give an elephant peanuts,” exclaimed a furious Megan McClagen of Save the Animals. “Doesn’t he know that? There are no peanuts in Africa. Elephants
should be fed . . . well . . . whatever elephants eat, that’s what they should be fed.”

Despite the delay in releasing the information, Biden says he is confident Trump still owns the elephant. “These allegations are still fresh,” Biden said. “I put them in the refrigerator right
after I brought them home.”

Asked by one skeptical reporter if the charges weren’t a little ridiculous, Biden, who keeps a tomato in his pocket for good luck, said he would never do anything ridiculous. “I’m the Vice-President,” Biden declared. “If I say something, it’s a very serious matter. Not a ridiculous matter” Asked if it wouldn’t be difficult to hide a pet elephant, Biden asserted, “Not these days, what with technology what it is.”

Campaign officials declined to speak on the record, but one Trump adviser who asked not to be named expressed frustration that the charge may stick. “I mean, how do you prove that you don’t have an elephant?” he grumbled. “Do you like, take someone around New York City
and say, ‘Look, he’s not over here,’ and then, “Look, he’s not over there’ . . . I mean, what the Hell do we do?”

This is another example of Trump’s elitist mentality,” said Biden. “He thinks he’s smarter than everyone else. Well, President Obama wants to cut taxes for the middle class to ensure that everyone can import an elephant from
Neptune if they so choose.”

Biden says he himself was on Neptune as recently as May and noticed an elephant was missing from the planet. “I’m not saying Trump took the elephant,” Biden said. “It could have
been the Venusians. But like I said, I have an extremely credible source.”

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(Shifty gives credit to Keith Koffler’s “White House
Dossier” article which I have nakedly unashamedly plagiarized)

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flip October 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

LMAO….Joe would have gotten in if he thought he could win.He knows the democrat party can’t win the White House in 2o16.Obama has destroyed any chance of that.Hillary won’t get 47% of the vote.Joe was speaking of getting along with Republicans today as the only hope Democrats have is regaing the senate (only 20% chance).Joe and the Democrat Party know there will be no immigration reform and they are fucked.
Joe also knows if he gets in the Clinton Mafia would take down Joe,Obama and the Democrat Party.Bengazi and the email scandel run uphill right into the wH.
Joe made the only choice he had today.Why risk being indicted when you cant win anyway?

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TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

The Democrat Party is a Total MESS for sure…LMAO.

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vicupstate October 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm

You ready do need to step out of that right wing echo chamber. The GOP is headed for civil war. Hillary is looking much stringer after a couple of tough months.

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TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 5:38 pm

That Skank has NEVER…and WILL NEVER look good…you Fucking delusional idiot…

She is a silver-spooned, predigreedy, Slime-ball…who makes people sick the minute she opens her mouth…

Sometimes the candidate is so BAD, you have NO chance. McCain is an example in 2008. Hillary is that in 2016.

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flip October 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

BINGO! Not a chance.

Hearing my name October 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Silverspoon… Did you call?
The Donald.

The Donald October 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Glad rubes like you and GT are support my presidential bid.

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38% October 21, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Freedom Caucus Member Mick Mulvaney-

Simply put, he says, the party has to “stop rewarding the outrageous and the stupid.”
“At some point, we’re gonna have to figure out that if you take the entire African-American community and write them off, take the entire Hispanic community and write them off, take the entire Libertarian community and write them off, take the entire gay community and write them off, what’s left? About 38 percent of the country,” he says. “You cannot win with 38 percent of the country.”

Then, Mulvaney gives another warning:
If the next Republican candidate for President gets the same percentage of the Hispanic vote that Mitt Romney got [in Texas], we will lose Texas — not in 2024, not in 2020, but in 2016 … And if we lose Texas, folks, I’ve got news for you, we’re never going to elect a Republican president again.

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send in the clowns October 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Horseshit.Hispanics not needed.Lose Texas in 2016?It really is desperation time for you clowns.

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38% October 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Take it up with Republican-Freedom Caucus House Representative Mick Mulvaney. He is on video saying these things at a Goose Creek, SC Republican Breakfast Meeting.

Google Frontline, Immigration Battle, Mick Mulvaney

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Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Ah, the man who keeps failing AA wonders why he can’t walk past a bar.

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Rakkasan October 22, 2015 at 7:15 am

Wow. Mulvaney has one hell of an accountant if he helped him find all those write-offs. I bet when it’s all done he pays $0 in taxes. Genius!

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Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Actually I think he knows the DOJ is finding Hillary didn’t break any laws, and the recent transcripts have all but ended the Bendovergazi gig. You can even see it in Ed Grimley’s face – “I just want out.”

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try and keep up October 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The FBI would make the decision that she broke laws.Would be up to corrupt DOJ to prosecute.

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Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm

You realize the FBI is part of the DOJ right?

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flip October 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

You are right.I dumb and always wrong.Going to go cry now.

rocky can't keep up! October 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm

You are saying that the DOJ has to prosecute based on the FBI findings?

Damn Rocky, you that stupid?

stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 8:04 pm

if squirrels are so stupid, why can’t you keep them out of your bird feeder?

Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

We gots four hands.

stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

i know i’m piling on after monsieur Verdad’s question, but did you know that the FBI is just making sure issues of national security do not get into the right wingnuts grubby little hands so they can leak it. had her emails been on a government server they would be doing the same investigation, they are investigating no crime.

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stumpshitter October 21, 2015 at 8:07 pm

They are? Damn.Obama and his radical Islamic buddies been helping ISIS and Iran and they are worried about Trey Gowdy?

Thanks.

stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

no they are not worried to answer you question, as a matter of fact i think Hillary is looking forward to it and trey is spending this night stumpshitting, i hope you are there to wipe his ass, he needs it.

stumpshitter October 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Brain injured bitch will have a good day tomorrow only because establishment Republicans in the house are pussies.
My sources tell me there is ONE question she won’t be able to answer without perjuring herself.We shall see.

stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm

you asshole, i just spit beer on my keyboard laughing at your “my sources”, look on the bright side, you are not a complete looser, you did get a good laugh clown.

sunshine October 21, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Sources-The Jewish Ladies in FL?

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

What a fucking mess, the Democrat Party is.

Half of you are Crushed the DNC is making Joe stay out. And the other half of you are shitting your pants, because Hillary is your nominee, unless indicted (and maybe even if she is)…

LMAO…A three-ring circus Fo’ Sho’….

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flip October 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Yes indeed.They have surrendered and are going to let Hillary be indicticted and take an ass whipping in 2016 in hopes of salvaging what’s left of the party in 2020.
Ole Joe was begging to get along with Republicans today.Ryan says NO Amnesty or immigration reform.
If Republicans hold firm on no Amnesty or path to citizenship the Democrat Party will split by 2020.

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TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm

I think they are screwing up even on Amnesty. No self-respecting illegal is going to come here (for very long anyway) and work their asses off to give it to Democrat-voting Bloodsuckers.

The Latinos I know work hard and can’t stand parasites. But offering hand-outs- that other people pay for- is all the Democrat Party has. How long before ALL the producers figure out that the Democrats have crashed the system?

Democrat is like Communism, it will always collapse on itself.

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Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

“The Latinos I know work hard and can’t stand parasites” – Then I know someone they don’t like………….

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SCBlues October 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Rocky you are sooooo hard on flip and Tango! LOL

Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

LMAORLFLAIWSDQ!!!!!

Rocky Longhorn October 21, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Rocky’s NON Citizen mother in law on welfare and he is calling others parasites?

Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Again asshole, we don’t get welfare in our house. We live a comfortable six-figure life. You’re just jealous you’re not getting hot Latina monkey love. Too bad for you. Had me some this afternoon.

Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Know the greatest thing about being married to a South American woman? C-Section – think about it!!!!

shifty henry October 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

“Had me some this afternoon.”
Hmmmm, ‘Rocky’ — could that be short for ‘Rocket’..??

haha October 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm

I don’t see the democrats having trouble finding a leader. Or them pulling out the knives to stab each other in the back ala Freedom Caucus/Boehner….Or calling their fellow Democrats names such as Rino and squishes.

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vicupstate October 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

No, actually the D establishment was asking Biden to step aside. Y

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guest October 21, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Don’t confuse GrandTango with facts.

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9" October 21, 2015 at 4:09 pm

He was running for president ?

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The Buzzman October 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Thanks for linking to the story about Hillary’s “obedience training” for the press.

People need to see that scary shit right there.

Hayley probably thought “Hey, I need to do that!” … then remembered she already has the MSM trained pretty damned well.

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stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm

why did Biden announce today? because he and the dnc believe Hillary is gonna rip gowdy and the rest of the benghazi republicans brand new Titanic sized assholes. Hillary is gonna take that little puppy and rub his nose in his own shit.

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Rakkasan October 22, 2015 at 6:58 am

No “reach around” for Trey when he gets bent over today! “And its, one, two, Trey and you’re out at the old, ball game”

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ThreePalms October 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

It is funny to me that the GOP’s plan for winning the White House in 2016 has been reduced to a fanciful hope for some kind of indictment against the opposing party’s candidate. You rubes are going to be sorely disappointed. The Obama Derangement Syndrome that has been on display everywhere, including this forum, since 2008 will look mild compared to the Hillary Derangement Syndrome that reach epidemic levels starting next November.

I’m unsure if there will be enough popcorn for the show.

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stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 6:12 pm

oh man it is worse than that, i have seen republican congressmen on fox claiming they will have her impeached before she takes the oath of office if elected

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flip October 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

No indictment would be better.SHE cant win.

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stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm

SHE cant win. if that is a prayer to God, too bad, she ain’t listening.

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

I am looking forward to the GOPdreggers’ hysterical apoplectic fulminating at a President Hil. They will be choking on their swollen tongues and gagging on their spiteful bile. Ground teeth will adhere to their foam-frothed lips. Their disbelieving hate will know no bounds. It should be a great show.

I for one will bask in their unstillable fury. If only she were black.

I wonder where they will claim she was born?

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Rocky Verdad October 21, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Yeah, when that 1 million people flood the Mall for the inaguration, and those hot chicks get caugh sneaking out of Bill’s baseement bedroom. Bill gonna cash in this time.

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Rakkasan October 22, 2015 at 7:02 am

And if it continues it will renamed “The Republican Crying, Whining Bitch Syndrome”

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sparklecity October 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm

I read where Webb (who announced he is quitting the Democratic nomination with around 1% or less prior to him dropping out) will run as an Independent.
If he does, that’s who I’m gonna vote for
The choice between a loudmouthed draft-dodging blowhard Yankee and a dried up old crone is enough to make me take pause and begin to think that this country is truly fucked.
But I won’t stop voting because that is a precious right and if I didn’t vote I would not have any reason to complain.
That being said I can’t remember another time in the last 43 years I have been able to vote where there is a more pitiful list of fuck-wads to vote for
Seriously, it’s that fucked up as far as I’m concerned!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

if webb had not been such a fuck up, he could have been great for vp, tempering the ticket, but nooooooooooooo, he had to act like a republican bitch.

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Tom October 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

There is no money for him to run as an independent unless the Kochs put it up to hurt the Democrats. You can’t threaten to leave you party and hurt them if you are polling at 1%. If half the people supporting you as nominee for your party follow you out of the party you will be lucky. But 1/2 of 1% is going to mean nothing. If you are Donald Trump 1/2 of 20% is a lot. You can’t win if you lose 10% of your base. So who, other than someone out to hurt the Democratic nominee, would put up the money? And they will pull that money as soon as it accomplishes its goal.

At least on this issue, Webb is no Donald Trump.

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

The heck with pantsuits, after the election she should don jodhpurs and swagger about with a riding crop.

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stumpknocker October 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm

speedos baby, if you have nothing to hide speedos

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Bibi October 22, 2015 at 9:53 am

The fix is in, Hillary will be the next POTUS. She has been selected by the Zionist cabal.

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