At tonight’s Democratic Party presidential debate:
Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) @JoeBiden
My running mate will be a woman. #DemDebate
8:10 PM · Mar 15, 2020
Just a few suggestions:
It would be a formidable ticket.
Yesterday, in the Missouri primary.
From the Missouri Secretary of State web site:
State of Missouri – Presidential Primary Election, March 10, 2020
as of 3/11/2020 6:24:20 AM
3653 of 3653 Precincts Reported
Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes U.S. President
Amy Klobuchar Democratic 2,652 0.402%
Tom Steyer Democratic 579 0.088%
Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 4,838 0.733%
Leonard J. Steinman II Democratic 176 0.027%
Cory Booker Democratic 647 0.098%
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 396,826 60.118%
Elizabeth Warren Democratic 8,066 1.222%
Pete Buttigieg Democratic 3,272 0.496%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 228,244 34.578%
Velma Steinman Democratic 190 0.029%
Henry Hewes Democratic 93 0.014%
Andrew Yang Democratic 944 0.143%
Roque De La Fuente Democratic 64 0.010%
John K. Delaney Democratic 158 0.024%
Julián Castro Democratic 103 0.016%
Deval Patrick Democratic 52 0.008%
Marianne Williamson Democratic 169 0.026%
Michael Bennet Democratic 203 0.031%
Michael R. Bloomberg Democratic 9,754 1.478%
Steve Burke Democratic 122 0.018%
Robby Wells Democratic 79 0.012%
William C. (Bill) Haas Democratic 391 0.059%
Uncommitted Democratic 2,461 0.373%
Party Total: 660,083
In Boone County:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 15,283 50.494%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 13,604 44.947%
In Greene County:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 15,490 51.630%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 13,288 44.290%
In Johnson County:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 2,217 58.666%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 1,341 35.486%
In Kansas City:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 31,434 57.680%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 20,912 38.373%
In Jackson County:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 27,996 61.360%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 15,615 34.224%
In Clay County:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 17,116 58.842%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 10,534 36.214%
In St. Louis City:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 33,543 53.442%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 25,962 41.364%
In St. Louis County:
Joseph R. Biden Democratic 112,325 65.187%
Bernie Sanders Democratic 50,079 29.063%
Joe Biden (D) won every county in the state.
Saturday, early evening, at Former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) presidential campaign rally at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri:
It’s a young person’s game, working in event advance and communications for a campaign.
That is also true if you’re covering presidential campaigns. Still, we get the press advisories, we RSVP to the event, we get the credential confirmation (and print it out), charge the batteries, check the weather, check the parking availability, grab the gear (always ready), and go.
You trudge up the hill, check out the two long lines, choose the shorter one for the media entrance (yep, that’s it). The camera is already out, because you never know who you’ll run into. Sure enough, there are pictures to be taken.
Your name is checked on the list. If it’s there you get an event credential with a safety pin. If it’s not your first rodeo you already have a safety pin attached to your outlet credential.
There’s a main riser with a rotating stills section (that means you can camp out if there’s no demand for the space, otherwise, still photographers rotate in and out). There’s a cut (side) riser. The same rules basically apply, unless you’re otherwise directed.
As we waited we noted a guy in the crowd with a video camera on a ten foot poll standing twenty feet in front of the main press riser waving his getup in the line of sight to the podium. We climb off the riser, find a member of the advance team and point to the camera on a pole floating in the crowd. The staffer gets it instantly.
The staff handled it perfectly. They waded into the crowd and talked with the individual, got him out of the crowd, handed him a media credential, and plopped him down in the rotating stills section of the main press riser. No more problem. Everyone was happy. No scene, no drama.
The advance and communications staff were pros. I got almost 1100 frames.
“The answer to hatred and division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose…”
Senator Cory Booker (D) has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden (D) for president.
Cory Booker @CoryBooker
The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose.
@JoeBiden won’t only win – he’ll show there’s more that unites us than divides us.
He’ll restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle our most pressing challenges.
That’s why I’m proud to endorse Joe.
6:05 AM · Mar 9, 2020
There you go.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) presidential campaign held a get out the vote rally early yesterday evening at the Liberty Memorial in anticipation of Missouri’s presidential primary on Tuesday, March 10th. I estimate something over two thousand individuals in attendance.
The rally was held in the plaza atop the Liberty Memorial.
Former Missouri Governor Bob Holden (D) introduced Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D).
Representative Cleaver introduced Joe Biden.
Joe Biden’s remarks [edited for length and content]:
A few minutes into his remarks, two or three individuals started shouting. Joe Biden addressed them briefly and asked them to meet with him after he spoke.
“…I believe in Joe Biden and will do everything in my power to help elect him the next president of the United States.”
Senator Kamala Harris (D) has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden (D) for president.
“When I started my run for president, I said America needs a president who reflects the decency and dignity of the American people; a president who speaks the truth; and a president who fights for those whose voices are too often overlooked or ignored.
“I still believe that to this day. That is why I am proud to announce I am endorsing my friend, Vice President Joe Biden, for President of the United States.
“I got to know Joe more than a decade ago through his son – my dear friend, the late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. As attorneys general during the financial crisis, Beau and I were leaders in the fight to take on the biggest banks in the nation and secure billions of dollars in relief for homeowners across the country. And I can tell you that Beau inherited his strength of character, selfless courage, and commitment to public service from his father, Joe.
“As I reflect on my own time on the campaign trail spent listening to people’s hopes, dreams, fears, and daily struggles, I know what Americans want and deserve in their next commander-in-chief.
“Americans deserve a president who confronts the daily challenges facing working people with the same determination and steady leadership they apply to addressing the most serious crises facing our nation. We deserve a president with the knowledge and experience to reassure a nation weary of tweets, lies, and incompetence. And we deserve a president who speaks to the best of who we are and challenges us to live up to our ideals.
“There is no one better prepared than Joe to steer our nation through these turbulent times, and restore truth, honor, and decency to the Oval Office. He is kind and endlessly caring, and he truly listens to the American people. You can see in his eyes how he takes to heart the experiences of mothers and fathers working to make ends meet and worrying about whether their children can be safe in their classroom, or young people who fight tirelessly to tackle climate change as they ask for a fair shot at the future in front of them. And with a lifetime in public service, Joe has a proven track record of getting things done.
“Like many women, I watched with sadness as women exited the race one by one. Four years after our nominee, the first woman to win the nomination of a major party, received 3 million more votes than Donald Trump but still lost, we find ourselves without any woman on a path to be the Democratic nominee for president. This is something we must reckon with and it is something I will have more to say about in the future. But we must rise to unite the party and country behind a candidate who reflects the decency and dignity of the American people and who can ultimately defeat Donald Trump.
“I truly believe our nation is at an inflection point. And the decision voters make this November will shape the country and the world our children and grandchildren will grow up in. I believe in Joe Biden and will do everything in my power to help elect him the next president of the United States.”
And, at this point, leading in Maine. Don’t hold your breath waiting for California. It’s going to take a while. Mail-in ballots.
On to Missouri and “Little” Tuesday on March 10th.
Sen. Jean Carnahan (D) on Joe Biden (D) (April 3, 2019)
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) has a really good night (March 3, 2020)
Sunday, from Senator Mitt Romney (r):
Mitt Romney @MittRomney
If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out.
1:34 PM · Sep 22, 2019
Aaron Rupar @atrupar
Trump ends his bilateral media availability with the Polish president by claiming that “if a Republican ever did what Joe Biden did…they’d be getting the electric chair right now,” before calling the assembled journalists “crooked as hell.”
1:47 PM · Sep 23, 2019
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
7:37 PM · Sep 23, 2019