Strong Biden supporters are falling away and joining Clinton bandwagon
Vice President Joe Biden spent nearly 40 years in the Senate before becoming vice president; what does he have to show for it, his dreams are beginning to shatter as reality sets in. According to the New York Times, more than 8 in 10 Democrats say they want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. The top three popular candidates from both parties are Biden, Bush, and Senator Paul.
Many Democrat senators are fighting to see her run in 2016. Though he has yet to decide if he even wants to run; most can assume that he has every intention of running. Following political tradition, you would assume he would have the support of democrat leaders in Delaware. That may not be the case this time.
Politico asked the two Delaware senators if they wanted Biden to run and they hesitated in answering. Hillary support throws her to the front of fellow Democrats including Gov. O’Malley from Maryland and former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. Senator Schumer told Politico that he firmly believes in Hillary.
“I think there’s a strong view in our caucus that Hillary would be a very, very strong, formidable candidate and president,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said when asked about Biden and Clinton. Schumer announced his support for Clinton in November.
However, some Democrats including Harry Reid do want to see a primary in 2016. Senator Tim Kaine who just early last month announced his endorsement for Hillary Clinton recently irked the Vice President. Biden has spent hours upon hours fundraising for his fellow Democrats. However can Biden be surprised by this lack of support, I don’t think so. This sums up the reasons not to endorse Biden: