Democrats’ pick for 2020? Joe Biden

Elizabeth Warren (Fauxcahontas), Al Franken, and all the other nut jobs are trailing Crazy Joe in new survey

The favorite for the 2020 Democratic nomination is a familiar face: Barack Obama’s vice president, crazy, drunken Joe Biden.

A new poll from Morning Consult and Politico has Biden commanding either a “very favorable” or “somewhat favorable” opinion rating from 74 percent of Democrats, far outpacing the 51 percent garnered by the second-place finisher, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

And Biden is fueling the speculation he is preparing for a presidential run by talking it up in his frequent speaking engagements around the country.

A Democratic operative quoted in the publication claims Biden “would love the opportunity” to run and is emerging as one of the leaders of the party.

The Democrats are in a shambles following the victory of Republican Karen Handel in the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District Tuesday. Many perceive the party as lacking leaders, direction and even a purpose beyond opposition to the agenda of President Donald Trump.

Cue Crazy Joe.

One of the men who has followed Joe Biden’s career most closely, veteran editor and reporter Mike Towle, argues Biden is perfectly poised to emerge as the new leader of the Democrats.

Towle chronicled the former vice president’s propensity for verbal malapropisms in his book “Biden Time: Crazy Uncle Joe In His Own Words.”

But despite Biden’s reputation for putting his foot in his mouth, Towle warns Republicans that Biden should never be underestimated.

Towle argues Biden would have been a more formidable candidate in 2016 than Hillary Clinton, who was arguably doomed by her reputation for scandal.

“He had a lot less baggage, a stronger political resume and a more palatable personality than Hillary,” Towle said.

Even Biden’s gaffes, he argued, give him a certain charm [if you like having a drunk stupid uncle hanging around groping your friends and family members]:

“If we do everything 100% right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.” Joe Biden, Feb. 6, 2009

“I mean, you got the first African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Joe Biden, describing fellow candidate Barack Obama. The remark was made the same day Biden filed the official paperwork to launch his presidential campaign. Biden later said the remark was taken out of context.

“In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.” — Joe Biden, captured on C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” series, trying to bond with voters.

“I started thinking as I was coming over here, Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university?” — Joe Biden, during his first presidential run in 1987, lifting exact passages and even exact gestures from a speech by Neil Kinnock without giving credit to the leader of the British Labour Party.

Biden’s problems continued when C-SPAN footage surfaced two weeks later showing Biden lying about his academic record at law school. (His claims included one that he finished in the top half of his class at Syracuse Law School; he graduated 76th of 85.) Though he later called the accusations of plagiarism “much ado about nothing,” he dropped out of the race on Sept. 23.

Vice President Joe Biden, center, kisses a niece of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, with McConnell’s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, on the head during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Old Senate Chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 17: Ashton Carter (R) makes remarks after he was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Defense as his wife Stephanie (2nd L) Vice President Joe Biden (L) listen February 17, 2015 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Carter has become the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

However, Biden has one important disadvantage going into 2020: He’s an old straight white male in a party increasingly defined by its championing of “diversity,” diversity being interpreted as identity politics for those who are not straight white males.

Towle anticipates Biden will receive resistance from the far left if he throws his hat in the ring.

That said, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is even older than Biden, and top Democrats already believe the self-described socialist plans to make a repeat run for the Oval Office.

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