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Old 06-06-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden has left his fellow 2020 presidential candidates and local party leaders in early voting states miffed with his light and strictly scripted campaign schedule.

His latest no-show will come this weekend where he’ll miss the first big Iowa cattle call of the 2020 presidential election, which 19 other Democrats will attend. Last weekend, he skipped out on California Democrats’ convention, where 14 rivals spoke.

Instead, Mr. Biden is dictating his own schedule, with an eye toward the general election rather than the primary schedule.

Rather than California, he was in Ohio last weekend, headlining a Human Rights Campaign gala.

Allow me to take a stab at Seth’s question. In terms of whether or not Uncle Joe is “hiding,” that depends on who you think he’s hiding from and who is doing the actual hiding.

Biden most likely isn’t attending any of these big events because both he and his advisors know that there’s no real upside to showing up. When you’re this far ahead in the polls, jumping into the scrum with all of the third tier candidates who are down in single digits is fruitless. It’s punching down. They have nothing to lose by going after him and has very little to gain. All he would be doing is setting himself up for another chance to stick his foot in his mouth. (Reference his recent Hyde Amendment mix-up.)

By staying in lower traffic (but still very important) states, Biden gets to keep the stage pretty much to himself. And by sticking to a carefully scripted message and not winging it too much, he can probably avoid too many own goal moments. In terms of tone, the goal here appears to be allowing the voters to see a guy who has already moved past the primary scuffle and is running against Donald Trump in the general election
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https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/...eral-election/


Biden is trying hard to prove you can win a competition by only playing defense.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:12 PM
 
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Why would an old white guy attend gatherings where they trash old white guys?

Biden may be smarter than I give him credit.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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It's a good strategy for him, but I'm still betting he'll pull off the come from ahead loss.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Instead, Mr. Biden is dictating his own schedule, with an eye toward the general election rather than the primary schedule.

Rather than California, he was in Ohio last weekend, headlining a Human Rights Campaign gala.
Human Rights Campaign gala.....in Ohio. I had no idea things were so bad there that they needed to hold a GALA there...not in Rwanda, Cuba, Yemen, or Palestine..nope....OHIO..let that sink in
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