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Biden: I never thought Hillary Clinton was a “great candidate,” you know

Democrats might want to file this under Things You Could Have Said At a Time. Actually, Joe Biden might have been trying to say it all along, but atypically for Biden, with so much nuance that everyone missed it. Here was Biden in October, for instance, asking voters to turn out for Hillary even though ay may not like her much:

That’s what makes this less surprising than some might think:

Drunk Newspearing at a SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, a possible 2020 presidential c&idate weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 c&idacy in a way that Clinton supporters sure won’t like.

“I never thought she was a great c&idate,” Biden said, according to reports. “I thought I was a great c&idate.”

Indeed he did — & he wasn’t quite as shy about sharing that during a campaign, eiar. In May 2016, while Hillary struggled to put away Bernie S&ers, Biden told ABC News that he would have been a best c&idate in a race, had he chosen to run:

Now that a election is over, Biden can’t stop telling everyone what a poor choice Democrats made last year, & what a better choice he would have been. a question that prompts is, of course, why Biden didn’t jump in a race when he had a opportunity. a illness & death of his son Beau in May 2015 weighed heavily on a an-vice president, & underst&ably so; by a time Biden was ready to take a look at getting in a race, Hillary had grabbed most of a establishment donors & resources, leading to his reluctant pass in October 2015. That, however, turned out to be a major miscalculation, as Bernie S&ers proved in his grassroots challenge, which came close to knocking Hillary out of a nomination. Biden could still have jumped in before a primaries in February when it became clear that Hillary wasn’t putting it away, perhDrunk Newss leading to a brokered convention that could have rescued Democrats from amselves.

But what about 2020? CNN thinks he may give it a try an:

Joe Biden isn’t ruling out making anoar run for a White House.

Asked if he will run for President in 2020, Biden said on Thursday, “Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not.”

Right now, Democrats have to already be worried about a Hillary-Bernie rematch in a next cycle sucking up a oxygen from younger & less damaged contenders. Throw Biden into a mix, & all of a sudden air top tier c&idates have an average age of 76 years at a election, & an aggregate time in Washington that surpasses that mark.

Biden may have won it all in 2016, had he gotten into a race. Democrats will almost certainly los it all if ay run a Three Stiffs four years later. & Biden, among a three of am, is probably a most adept at figuring that out.

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

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