Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Chris Matthews: Biden in Top Three for Nomination Race

Days Until Bush Leaves Office = 404

On Hardball this past Monday, Chris Matthews did his regular "Power Ranking" of the Democratic candidates for president, ranking who is most likely to become the nominee next year. The big news: Joe Biden is now ranked third in the field, behind only Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, both much better financed and beneficiaries of infinitely more media coverage.

Here's what Matthews had to say:

"On the Democratic side I say, and this may surprise you, that Joe Biden is now the third best bet for the nomination. I'm hearing a lot of buzz about him from people who pay attention."

Here's the video:

This confirms what I'm hearing from other voters I talk to, as well. As voters here become more focused on making their final caucus choices, and as they get to know Joe Biden, they are seeing him not only as the candidate who is the leading voice on solving the Iraq mess, but more and more as a legitimate alternative to the established front runners. The closer we get to caucus night, the better positioned Joe Biden is to dramatically exceed expectations here in Iowa.


Anonymous said...

Right on! Let's get Biden the airtime he deserves.

Johnny Canuck said...

It's great to start feeling some heat from all the hard work the Biden campaign people have done here in Iowa.

If you happen to live in Des Moines and want to talk politics with Valerie Biden-Owens on Monday evening, Dec 17th, here are the coordinates:

Community Room at 112 11th Street (Mulberry Lofts)

Monday December 17th, 7pm

Judge Clayton Horn said...

Finally! Keep the ball rolling. We need Biden's experience.

Anonymous said...

My faith in the voters of America will be restored if Joe Biden gets the nomination. BTW if he gets it he will be our next president. It can't happen too quickley for me!! Let's all work to get Joe where he belongs and where we need him -- in the oval office to restore some sanity to this world!

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