Politics Biden on Hillary
posted by January 31 at 10:35 AMon
Joseph Biden, the newly-declared Democratic presidential candidate, took a few choice swipes at his opponents today in the New York Observer. Here’s his analysis of Hillary Clinton’s chances:
“Are [voters] going to turn to Hillary Clinton?” Biden asked, lowering his voice to a hush to explain why Mrs. Clinton won’t win the election.
“Everyone in the world knows her,” he said. “Her husband has used every single legitimate tool in his behalf to lock people in, shut people down. Legitimate. And she can’t break out of 30 percent for a choice for Democrats? Where do you want to be? Do you want to be in a place where 100 percent of the Democrats know you? They’ve looked at you for the last three years. And four out of 10 is the max you can get?”
UPDATE: And this quote, from the same story, is generating a lot of heat in the blogosphere today:
Mr. Biden is equally skeptical—albeit in a slightly more backhanded way—about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Discussion of whether a dropped comma might be making that comment more potentially-offensive than intended is here.
Biden clarification is here.