DEMOCRATS (77 VOTES)
“He’s the only senior Democrat who, at this late date, could still jump in with both the necessary bona fides and sufficient access to resources that would be needed to take on HRC and her juggernaut.”
“It helps Hillary by having someone other than her defending Obama. He peaks the day he announces, but his entrance will be good for the Democrats.”
“Much as it pains me to say it, our party needs a legitimate alternative to Hillary. Sanders continues to get the emotional response from voters tired of poll-tested campaigning. Biden will create a realistic choice for voters.”
“His legacy is much stronger if he is the popular VP who everyone wished would have run.”
“Too late—only 128 days to Iowa. He who hesitates is lost. Missed a golden opportunity.”
“His legacy is solid as the most activist VP in history. Go out with a win rather than a loss.”
“If he subverts our best opportunity to elect a remarkably capable and experienced woman president, many of us will never forgive him.”
“We all love Joe, but it is too late for him to get in the race now. Keep your dignity, Mr. Vice President, and stay out of the ugly politics of the 2016 race.”
“He is beloved by many and should enjoy that while he and his family heal from the devastating loss. He does not, has not, and will not have enough support to win the nomination. He should support the nominee!”
Q: Should Vice President Biden enter the 2016 presidential race?
REPUBLICANS (83 VOTES)
“Hillary is flaming out.”
“In an age when likability trumps ability, Biden is a much more appealing national candidate than Hillary Clinton.”
“Clinton has so much baggage that she could sink. The Democrats are not going to nominate a socialist unless they just want to cede the election. It creates a huge opportunity for Biden.”
“Need more humor. Biden v. Graham.”
“The inviolate rule in presidential nominating politics, you never deny a sitting vice president the nomination, in either party, if it’s sought.”
“He is vice president. He is better prepared than any other candidate.”
“He has made it OK to challenge Hillary, and now should step aside for someone else. It would be folly for them to replace Hillary with an old white male.”
“If you look at the calendar (SEC primary) and who votes, you’d come to the conclusion that it is too late.”
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