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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A reposting from an Observer-Dispatch item. [Original post was revised and shortened]

An interesting Biden speech a while back at Colgate University, (interesting for what Biden neglected declined to address as well as for what the press reporting summarized as being said). With the present browser configuration used in posting, getting the media outlet's page to display proved problematic to me. But readers have the link below and are encouraged to give the site a try.

http://www.uticaod.com/news/20170324/colgate-visit-biden-speaks-of-past-present-future

Observer-Dispatch
Colgate visit: Biden speaks of past, present, future

Friday -- Mar 24, 2017 at 9:38 PM Mar 24, 2017 at 9:52 PM
ALEXANDRA CALDAS news@uticaod.com

"At the end of the day, I just couldn't do it," former Vice President Joe Biden said about running a campaign to be president. "So I don't regret not running. Do I regret not being president? Yes."

In Colgate University's Sanford Field House, University President Brian W. Casey opened the Kerschner Family Global Leaders series lecture question-and-answer panel with Biden by asking if Biden regrets not running to be president

"On a college campus I will never, never do anything other than answer the question completely unvarnished and straightforward," Biden said. "The answer is that I had planned on running for president. And although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won."

[...] Colgate sophomore John Bennett, 19, a Democrat, was hoping to hear Biden speak on a variety of topics, including health care after President Donald Trump's bill for the American Health Care Act had failed to get enough support to pass earlier in the day before Biden's speech.

"I think it might be interesting to hear his take about foreign policy going forward with how we may be more isolationist in these coming years," he said.

Biden closed out the evening by speaking about the current administration. He said he knew many Republicans who are caring and excellent at their jobs. [...]

That quoted student should receive an A+ for perceptiveness. Much time, key issues ducked? And if he could have won he should have ran because who they ran flopped Podestadly. Aside from Biden poll and guess; Bernie both did run and would have won, if only the Joe Bidens of the party had the sense to step aside so he could have, and so that agency staff cuts would not have happened as now, under Trump.

Win or go home? A way for those in bureaus to think Dem-thought, in the future. Bernie would have won. No question. Slam dunk. Winning slam dunk.


NOTE: AGAIN, GETTING SOMETHING POSTED THAT I KNOW READERS CAN READ, EVEN IF THEY HAVE THE SAME LINK PROBLEMS I HAD DISPLAYING THE ORIGINAL. USE OF A BOOKMARKLET TO STRIP CSS CODE WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD GET A READABLE ITEM TO DISPLAY. GOOD LUCK TO READERS GOING TO THE ORIGINAL FOR THE FULL STORY. READERS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO DO SO. MUCH MORE IS THERE, WITH A TIGHTLY WELL WRITTEN SUMMARY OF WHAT BIDEN DID SAY.

Again:

http://www.uticaod.com/news/20170324/colgate-visit-biden-speaks-of-past-present-future

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