Biden campaign has public wake, but Joe still running

The end may be near for the former veep.

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We feel kind of ghoulish, watching a campaign slowly die this way. But if Joe Biden won’t go on his own accord some people will push him out and they won’t be quiet about it.

Some of those people were outside of his swank NYC fundraiser Thursday night, “We’re here to mark the death of Joe Biden’s campaign. This is what happens when you stand up for policies that are regressive. We coined Wall Street Pete and now we’re doing the same to Joe,” Alice Nascimento of Communities for Change told Fox News

But Biden pushed back, “It is important that Iowa and New Hampshire have spoken, but we need to hear from Nevada and South Carolina and Super Tuesday and beyond. We haven’t heard from the most committed constituents in the Democratic Party – the African-American community – or the fastest-growing segment of the party, the Latino Americans.”

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Here’s a list, obtained by CNBC, of donors at that fundraiser. It is sure to appeal to all those black and Latin everyday folks: Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack, Centerview Partners’ Alan Hartman, Citigroup exec Ray McGuire, Blackstone operating chief Jonathan Gray, Snap chairman Michael Lynton and former Obama economic adviser Jeffrey Zients, who is also the president of private equity firm Cranemere Group.

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He has had that and squandered it on what smart campaigns call “ash and trash”, i.e.- salaries and perks. What is missing is a coherent message, a killer ethos, and a candidate up to the race.

Joe Biden is operating under one of his many illusions if he thinks, as he notes above, that minority votes are going to get him out of this mess. None of the candidates left in the race are innately appealing to black and Latin voters. So it’s a jump ball and what makes him think they are going to gravitate en masse to a 77 year old has been with a confusing delivery and bizarre stories?

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So it’s the long goodbye for Biden, as the politically dead man phenomenon takes another human form.

In lieu for flowers, an endorsement will be prayed for by the Buttigieg campaign.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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