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- Newsweek, 9 Feb 2019 at 5:30 AM. “Joe Biden’s Biggest Gaffes: Quotes, Blunders That Could Hurt a 2020 Presidential Campaign” by Shane Croucher. Excerpt: “Joe Biden admits it: “I am a gaffe machine,” he said in December 2018. He turned his confession into a dig at Donald Trump—“But my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth”—but if the former vice president decides to enter the 2020 presidential race, he might regret some of his stumbles. President Trump said he’s eager to battle Biden for the White House.” [More…]
- Intelligencer, 11 Dec 2018. “Why Joe Biden Turned Down $38 Million” by Gabriel Debenedetti. Excerpt: “Biden, of course, has not yet decided to run in 2020, despite the encouragement of political allies and the parade of polls, both public and private, showing him ahead of the rest of the bursting prospective Democratic field, let alone Trump. Instead, the man who’s grown notorious among his friends for taking his time to make big decisions is moving even more deliberately than usual, weighing whether the personal toll of yet another campaign is worth it, for him and for his family, which has endured a brutal few years…. If he runs, Biden is sure to face obvious, and potentially devastating, knocks on his record and his age, from the left and from younger candidates — many of whom are convinced his current lead in polling is ephemeral, based only on his fame and not his real viability. He’d be putting his status as the party’s beloved elder statesman — especially in places that aren’t always friendly to Democrats — to the test. And he’d be sacrificing his newly found personal financial comfort, after a lifetime of tight budgets.” [More…]
- Biography, 12 Jan 2017. “Who is Joe Biden?” by an unknown author Date unknown, but appears to be shortly after 12 Jan 2017. Excerpt: “On January 12, 2017, President Obama presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in a surprise ceremony at the White House. Obama called Biden “the best vice president America’s ever had” and a “lion of American history,” and told him he was being honored for ‘‘faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and a lifetime of service that will endure through the generations.’’ Biden gave an emotional impromptu speech thanking the president, First Lady Michelle Obama, his wife Jill and his children.” [More…]
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