President Joe Biden (not)

Cross Posted From Article of Faith:

Biden Not Worried About Southern Dems:

Sen. Joseph Biden says he can hold his own in a 2008 presidential primary against Democratic contenders from the South, noting that his home state of Delaware was a “slave state.”


“You don’t know my state,” he said. “My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state has the eighth-largest black population in the country. My state is anything but a Northeast liberal state.”

What I’ve liked about Howard Dean’s reign as Chairman of the DNC so far is his goal to make the Dems players in “all 50 states”. Just because some of us are stuck in seas of red down here, doesn’t mean we should just be written off, yet Joe Biden is intimating that any run he makes for the White House can ignore the south.

I can understand ignoring certain states in the general election, where results are doomed against you and resources can be spent better somewhere else.

But the primaries are a different matter. John Kerry made quite an effort in the south in the ’04 primaries, winning Georgia (which I worked for) and several other states over John Edwards, who only won South Carolina, if I remember correctly.

I like Joe Biden as much as the next person, but if his presidential aspirations are going to deliberately circumvent the south, or worse, try to relate to us in a condescending manner by talking up his “slave state” roots, his is a doomed effort.

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7 Responses to President Joe Biden (not)

  1. Nick says:

    Delaware, like Maryland is one of those funny states that are “used to be a southern state way back when… but now we are northeastern.” the sooner Biden realizes that, the better.

    In any case Joe, why are you running from your states heritage? A slave state that fought to end slavery. What’s wrong with that?

    Or a more recent note, the northeast of America (including Delaware and Maryland) gave John Kerry 56% of their vote. Joe, don’t you want to align yourself with people of good judgement?

  2. battlebob says:

    Maybe Biden is still out making reservations.
    IMO..Biden is an empty suit. He seems reasonable but eventually he shows just how far out of touch he is.
    I find him barely better then Hillary…but not nearly in Kerry’s league.

  3. My goodness! Another Joe that is thinking about “my”, “my”, “my” – or “me”, “me”, “me”

    What vote is he courting saying “my state was a slave state?”

    Delaware is on the border of what? Mexico? Canada?

  4. Battlebob

    LOL! “still out making reservations” – I get the feeling Biden will dining alone.

  5. Pamela, exactly. It’s all about Joe. I half-expected him to say after his “slave state” comments “some of my best friends are black too”. Sad. Throw in his riff about Dunkin Donuts recently (along the lines of “there’s Indians in all of them!”) and you really begin to wonder about him.

  6. pen says:

    As a native of delaware and a person who once thought Joe Biden was a decent person I find now that I can’t stand him.

    Biden has become an embarrassment to Delaware and he can’t even get the racial facts of his own state right.

    There is no way delaware could have the 8th largest black population in the country. Maryland, SC, TX, Fl, NY, CA, NJ, VA, I’m sure has a larger black population as they are larger states with a large black population.

    As an african american I see nothing glowing about Delaware’s slavery past and these so called black leaders need to lay the smack down on Biden.

    Biden needs to be concerned about bringing more jobs to delaware and holding dupont and other corps. accountable for polluting Del.

  7. Ginny in CO says:


    Dupont polluted Delaware?? 🙄 How conventional for a chemical company… Must be why they can afford all those glowing commercials about how chemistry improves our lives.