Well would you look at that….despite former Vice President Joe Biden’s plans to run in 2020, it does not appear that he has the backing he was hoping for.
Don’t worry Biden, you would have lost anyway!
Unfortunately for the creepy man, he is not receiving the backing he’d hold to get from Obama’s major donors. The reason why simple: they want a newer, fresher face.
One donor said, “He’s got more than 40 years in Washington,” he continued, “He’s the opposite of what the party says it wants right now. He’s going to have a tough time if he runs.”
The Hill reports that they contacted numerous major donors for Obama for comment.
None of them would commit to backing Biden, and many of them said they preferred to find a new voice to run against President Trump in 2020.
On the heels of Hillary Clinton’s stunning Election Day defeat, the donors say they are picking up on the party’s mood for a new direction and that they have to be practical about who they back financially.
“[We’ve] gotta be realistic and strategic, not emotional,” said one top fundraiser to the Obama-Biden tickets in 2008 and 2012. Democrats can’t support a candidate over obligation, the fundraiser added.
“There are some who love Joe and have a lot of respect for him but want a whole new face for the party and want an aspirational voice,” acknowledged a second Obama-Biden donor, who would only speak on background in order to discuss reservations about Biden more candidly.
When donors talk about fresh, new faces, one name frequently mentioned is Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who many believe will play a significant role in the future of the Democratic Party.
Harris lit up the donor circuit last month in the Hamptons, where she was feted by top fundraisers. The event signaled to many in the room that she would seek higher office and they continue to buzz about the prospects. Even some longtime Obama aides say she fits the bill as a face for the party’s future.
“Kamala has come to embody what’s next for our party,” Ben LaBolt, the longtime Obama spokesman, told The Hill last month.
Harris has conservatives talking, too. Last week, talk show host Hugh Hewitt predicted Harris could be the party’s next nominee.
The Swamp is being drained. Perhaps Democrats believe that if they put a new face in there, then they will stand a chance.
They’ll have to wait though. We have a full two terms of Trump coming.
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