Bowing out

Joe Biden
News Headline: “Joe Biden decides against presidential bid after months of deliberation.
As we stop to think how rare is the politician who does not find himself indispensable.
Meanwhile a few tweets in response:
+ Donald Trump: “I think Joe Biden made correct decision for him & his family. Personally, I would rather run against Hillary because her record is so bad.”
+ Mike Huckabee: “Hillary Clinton will likely be the D nominee. I’m the only GOP candidate who defeated the Clinton Machine.”
+ Bobby Jindal:  “Democrats are now left with a socialist or a candidate under FBI investigation. Let’s embrace our conservative principles, and we will win.”
As we stop to think how common is the politician who can’t manage grace even when not under pressure.

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QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally before a crowd of over 3,500 Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Donald Trump in 1998  regarding a run for president:
“If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.”
No. Wait.
Donald Trump never said that.
The quotation is one of those made-up things that make the Internet rounds.
But the fictional Trump does make an interesting point. . . .

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