July 18, 2024

Joe Biden’s Chances


What can you say about a guy who has absolutely no chance whatsoever to win his party’s nomination for the presidency but who keeps fighting for respectability anyway?  I’m torn between admiring Joe Biden’s spirit and wishing he’d just give up and I’m leaning toward the latter.

Like Chris Dodd, Biden’s still out there swinging and missing at fastballs that are out of his league.  On the day that the Federal Election Commission announced that Biden is eligible to receive federal matching funds he was talking tough again in regard to his statements which aired on Hardball last week:

And I want to make it clear, I want it on the record, and I want to make it clear, if he does, as chairman of the foreign relations committee and former chair of the judiciary committee, I will move to impeach him.

And today:

I got together and brought a group of constitutional scholars together to write a piece that I’m going to deliver to the whole United States Senate, pointing out the president has no constitutional authority to take this nation to war against a country of 70 million people, unless we’re attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked. 

And if he does, I would move to impeach him.  The House obviously has to do that, but I would lead an effort to impeach him.

Biden sounds pretty tough and I don’t doubt that he’d follow through on his statement – if such an eventuality were to come to pass.

But that’s simply not going to happen, regardless of what the left fringe is deluding itself into thinking in order to justify their potentially terminal cases of Bush Derangement Syndrome.

In fact, there’s about as much of a chance of the U.S. invading Iran as there is of Biden ascending to the presidency.  He’s got no shot whatever to win, so perhaps he’s in this thing in order to get a slightly larger stage from which to launch his attacks on the president. 

That’s no reason to run for the highest office in the land.  If Biden were a real stand-up guy he’d save millions of his donors money – not to mention that of the American taxpayers – by dropping out of the race now, before it’s all been spent.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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