Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I was wondering

How come Joe Biden isn't doing better in the polls. Just about every time I hear him, he makes sense. He says things that I, and a lot of other Democrats, I think, want to hear. Unlike many of the other candidates, he doesn't mince words. So why is he mired so far back in the pack?

6 comments:

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Tis a mystery.

TheRiver said...

So why is he mired so far back in the pack?

Because he's old and he puts his foot in his mouth every other time he opens it.

Duayne (South Dakota) said...

"Just about every time I hear him, he makes sense. He says things that I, and a lot of other Democrats, I think, want to hear."

You mean like -
"I've had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking,"

or

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,"

Yeah, I can believe that is what you want to hear.

The Old New Englander said...

Ok, you got me!

I was referring to comments in debates, but obviously I should not have limited my view.

Maybe that's what explains his lowly place in the polls--but then how would you explain Mitt Romney?

Duayne (South Dakota) said...

Romney! You mean the GOP flip flopper. I have enough trouble with GOP candidates and the liberal views many of them support. I see no reason to believe that Romney’s stances are anything but politically motivated. I much prefer Ron Paul, although I don’t agree with him on troop withdrawal, and the consistency and conservatism of his ideas. I just can’t see that America can pretend to be as isolated as he believes we should be.

Granny said...

I think Biden comes across looking very weak. He may not waiver in his beliefs, but he sounds like he does, which does not help his campaign.

He comes across looking like a token Presidential runner - as if he were put there to sidetrack votes from others.

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