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Joe Biden

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47th US Vice President 2009 - present
US Senator from Delaware 1973 - 2009
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Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. was born in Pennsylvania on November 20, 1942. He briefly worked as an attorney before turning to politics. Biden became the fifth-youngest U.S. senator in history as well as Delaware's longest-serving senator. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, and was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation. His 2008 presidential campaign never gained momentum, but Democratic nominee Barack Obama later selected him as his running mate. When Obama was elected in 2008 Biden became the 47th vice president of the United States. Biden earned a second term as vice president when President Obama was re-elected to the presidency in 2012.

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Joe Biden
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Renee Ramirez's picture
Submitted by Renee Ramirez (not verified) on

Mr. Biden, please run for President and have Beto O’Rourke your Vice President!

David Marsh's picture
Submitted by David Marsh (not verified) on

Agree 100%. Beto O’Rourke would make the perfect running mate. I’m hoping the powers that control the party don’t attempt to force a female VP on the ticket. I’m not sexist but this country is. Every time a woman has been on a presidential ticket, that party’s nominee has lost. The Dems have to win this time and need to select the ticket most likely to win. Someone with Biden’s ear needs to tell him that O’Rourke presents the best running mate.

Brian McLean's picture
Submitted by Brian McLean (not verified) on

Please run for president and pick O Rourke as your running mate - GREAT TICKET

Rebecca, Kosbab 's picture
Submitted by Rebecca, Kosbab (not verified) on

PLEASE VP Biden I need you ONLY as next president!
RUN only you can beat trump
On,y you have the experience FROM your involved,role as VP
BRING back America’s SOUL!

Jon P. Howell's picture
Submitted by Jon P. Howell (not verified) on

Joe--Beau was right and the country badly needs you. You need to run for the President.
And I strongly recommend that you seriously consider Kamala Harris as your Vice-Presidential running mate.
Think of what she will bring to your ticket!
Jon

Frank Allen's picture
Submitted by Frank Allen (not verified) on

Hi,

I am all for Joe Biden entering the race for president, and I hope he does.

My one concern is that he will pick a running mate too early, and pick the wrong running mate.

My feeling is Biden should wait until much later in the primary season. There are many currently running for President that would make excellent VP running mates. It seems Biden should wait and recruit one of the other strong candidates as a running mate later in the primary season. This would allow him to unite support of different views in the Democratic Party.

Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, all would make strong running mates that would help unite the party on one ticket.

By jumping the gun, and choosing a running mate like Stacey Abrams too early could cause Biden to not make the best choice to unite the party. Additionally, it is felt that Abrams would not be a strong choice as a running mate for this election. Personally, a choice such as this harkens back to when John McCain picked Sarah Palin for a running mate.

Palin really was not qualified or ready for the job. She was picked more because she was a woman to get the women’s vote. She was not chosen because she was qualified for the job. I still have nightmares if she had to step into the role of President, because of some factor taking John McCain out of office while serving as president.

Stacey Abrams seems more qualified (and sane) than Sarah Palin, but it does not seem she is ready for the job at this point.

If John McCain has picked a strong running mate like Colin Powell, it would have even given me personal pause to look at the ticket again more seriously, even though the final decision would likely have still been for Obama.

The point is: please select the strongest candidate for a running mate. Don’t just pick a running mate based on trying to get a certain part of the electorate to vote for him that is based on gender or race. McCain made this mistake by selecting an unqualified candidate in order to secure the women’s vote. It backfired because Sarah Palin was so unqualified.

This next presidential election is important beyond measure. Democrats need to take back the branches of the federal government in order to correct the current destruction of our government. Strong, qualified leaders need to be chosen to lead the country and put it back on track.

Please do not advise Biden to choose an early running mate, especially one that is not ready for the job. We need our seasoned experienced leaders in charge in order to put the country back on track. Nancy Pelosi is an excellent example of this. There was a huge clamor for new leadership. This will happen, but right now we need our most experienced leaders in there to get the country back under control. Put the new talent into important learning roles, but don’t put them in charge yet.

Please be wise about the running mate selection and the timing of the choice.

I’m all for Joe Biden as president, but I also want a strong running mate to add depth to the executive branch.

Thank you,

Gary's picture
Submitted by Gary (not verified) on

I strongly urge Joe, if he runs, not to select Stacy Abrams as his running mate. Public opinion does not support her as VP and this could put the "final nail" in Joe's coffin. This team would undoubtedly help to re-elect Trump. Don't do it!!

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Submitted by Sheila (not verified) on

I want Joe to know that I love that he is a touchy feely guy and I admire that. More love in this country is needed. It is who he is! A surprising fact about my comment is that I am a republican. While I most likely would not vote for Joe, I admire him and feel he is a good guy. We can disagree with ideas and still like a person. Someone needs to let the country know this is ok. Treat people with respect.

Corrie Austin's picture
Submitted by Corrie Austin (not verified) on

You have had so much heartache, isn't it time to heal? I too lost a son 17 yrs, ago. My family has fractured despite my attempts to bring them together, in part due to the lack of financial means. You don't have that problem, so I don't understand why you don't kick back and enjoy your family? Find a nice secluded cabin here in MT, away from tv & internet; big campfires & marshmallows, board games, just being all together, and ignoring the chaos. I would give Anything to have my 3 kids and grandchildren all together like that just once! You know this pres. will be leaving a huge mess, so why would you want that stress? Not to mention how low the.GOP will go to win. You have always been my choice in the past, but I can't do that now. I feel Elizabeth Warren has the fire and energy for what can only get worse. Give your support to her, or one of the many other competent candidates (not Bernie). This campaign is going to get really nasty, unless/hopefully trump doesn't make it that far. How can we make that happen?!

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