- It's official — he's not running. Joe Biden ended months of speculation today by announcing from the White House he will not be running for president (finally! an answer!). In September, Biden said in an interview with Stephen Colbert he wasn’t sure he was ready to run after losing his son, Beau Biden. Recent polls showed that Biden would have most likely pulled supporters from Hillary Clinton, and he would have faced numerous organizational issues entering the race at such a late date.
- Between Sen. Jim Webb’s pleas for more time to complain about how little time he had, voters watching the first democratic debate last Tuesday saw a more confident Clinton than usual. The former secretary of state has had a damaging summer as far as polls go, but her two dozen debates during the 2008 campaign made her the most experienced debater on the stage.
- And for those of you still asking, "Who is Jim Webb?" never fear — he dropped out of the Democratic primary. No more pretending to care about that guy who
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Democratic Candidate Breakdown:
Hillary Clinton: Post Oct. 13 debate, voters have said things about Clinton not related to her — in the words of fellow candidate Bernie Sanders — “damn emails.”
According to USA Today, a poll released on Wednesday finds that 59 percent of the public is tired of hearing about the issue (me too). Since the debate, polls in New Hampshire have Clinton back in the lead in the state with 41 percent, with Sanders following at 33 percent.
Bernie Sanders: In an interview with Tavis Smiley, Sanders denied the accusation that he is pulling the Democratic party to the left of the American people, thereby dooming whoever wins the nomination. Sanders, who spoke of his plans to create jobs, subsidize costs of college and universities and raise taxes on the wealthy, said he disagrees with that idea, arguing, “virtually every position that I am advocating has the strong support of the American people.”