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  •  Agree on Khanna (6+ / 0-)
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    dc1000, askew, R30A, MichaelNY, HoosierD42, gabjoh

    but what did Biden do that showed entitlement? I must have missed that.

    I always thought the opposite of him, that he seemed really focused on being AG vs. running for higher office right now.

    •  Yeah, he could have sought to have been appointed (8+ / 0-)

      when his father was elected VP and I'm sure he would have gotten it as Markell appointed Joe Biden's Chief of Staff. If anything Beau just realized that Mike Castle was a very formidable opponent and that he'd be giving up his current office if he took the plunge. IIRC, Chris Coons didn't risk his own office when he ran. I'm highly convinced that Beau would have run had Castle not, but up until maybe a few weeks before the primary, Castle seemed like a lock.

      •  Actually, Ruth Ann Minner appointed Ted Kaufman (5+ / 0-)

        to the Senate, shortly before Markell succeeded her.

        Had she chosen Beau Biden, he might have frozen out strong competition.  I don't know if Castle would have run in that instance, but I'm inclined to think that he wouldn't have, since he wouldn't have been running for an open seat (Kaufman made it clear early on that he wouldn't run for the rest of the term), which obviously was his best chance in a blue leaning state.  And the state GOP might have benefited in a sense, as Castle might still be in the House and at least there wouldn't have been the embarrassing storyline of dumping Castle for Christine O'Donnell (she might have run but probably would have gotten little national notice as was the case when she ran against Joe Biden in 2008.)

        Chris Coons did not risk his own office; he was New Castle County executive in 2010, an office which wasn't up for election that year.

        37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

        by Mike in MD on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:57:19 AM PDT

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    •  Beau Biden has distanced himself (10+ / 0-)

      from his father and worked hard to build his own profile. I expect he wants to run for governor in 2016, as he seems more interested in Delaware issues than national ones.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:59:56 AM PDT

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