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American Thinker’s Thomas Lifson is pretty sure kooky old Uncle Joe Biden won’t land the Dem’s Presidential nomination for 2020. Excerpt:
But the real reason why Biden won’t get the nomination is that he and his family are corrupt, enriching themselves courtesy of foreign governments. Normally, that would not be a problem for a Democrat because the dominant mainstream media is not interested in scandals affecting powerful Democrats. But with 22 Democrats running for president, some of them with MSM allies, and with grave doubts about Biden’s ability to defeat Trump (their overriding goal), these scandals will not be suppressed. Especially because they involve collusion with a foreign power.
Vanity Fair and the New York Times, which are nobody’s idea of right wing publications, are onto the story of Biden helping his son make a huge fortune via deals with China. Breitbart summarizes:
A $1.5 billion sweetheart deal Hunter Biden’s private equity firm secured from the state-owned Bank of China is “looming on the horizon” as a potential line of attack against his father’s 2020 presidential campaign, according to Vanity Fair’s Tina Nguyen.
This comes days after a New York Times article renewed interest in the revelations exposed in Peter Schweizer’s 2018 bestseller Secret Empires concerning the sweetheart deals Hunter Biden’s private equity firm secured while his father, Joe Biden, was vice president.
One is tempted to ask “since when is blatant and overweening corruption a dis-qualifier for a Presidential candidate?” We could (let’s say it very softly) point out a certain Presidential spouse who was certainly involved in all sorts of shenanigans, and never faced any sort of music for it – not even a brief, whistled tune.
But that candidate and his spouse, who ended up being revealed as some of the most deeply and fundamentally corrupt political figures since Huey Long, were not facing today’s clown car of a Democrat primary field.
Joe Biden’s corruption may not have caused him problems when he first thought about the Presidency in 1988. But today? Not only is Uncle Joe too old and too white, he’s not nearly far enough to the left to gain the Dem nod, not the way that party has lurched in the last few years. He’s framing himself as the rational moderate, but a plurality – maybe a slight majority – of Democrat primary voters will want a Bernie-style progressive. And the progressive candidates will hand Joe Biden’s backdoor deals and nepotism around his neck like an anvil in the primary season.
Daffy old Uncle Joe came out of the gate strong. But so did Rudy Giuliani and Job Bush. Joe will probably suffer the same fate they did.