Chad’s Morning Brief: Three Republican Candidates Fighting for Tenth Place and Joe Biden May Challenge Hillary Clinton
Here are some of the issues that will be discussed on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show.
Will Perry Be in Tenth Place?
The longest serving Governor of Texas is in real danger of missing out on the first prime-time debate. According to POLITICO, former Texas Governor Rick Perry is in a fight with Chris Christie and John Kasich for the last two spots.
Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rick Perry are fighting for the last two spots on the debate stage — and after a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll Sunday morning, Perry is still most in danger of failing to qualify.
The three candidates are all at 3 percent in the new poll. But according to a Campaign Pro analysis of the five most recent live-caller surveys, Christie and Kasich are tied for ninth place, at 3.2 percent. Perry is outside of the top 10, in 11th place, at 2.6 percent.
The sad part about the polls is that they could be wildly inaccurate. For example, the latest poll that was referenced above has a HUGE margin of error rate of plus or minus 6.2%. Only 252 Republican primary voters were even sampled.
If Perry misses the debate it will be a shame. He has come a long way from his first Presidential campaign and the nation should see that. I don't think it will cripple his campaign, but it will make things much more difficult.
According to The Hill, Vice President Joe Biden is considering running for President. If Biden runs, it could complicate things even more for Hillary Clinton.
Much of the communication was restarted following the death of Biden’s son, Beau, in May, as supporters offered condolences and urged a closer look at a presidential run.
Lingering concerns over Clinton’s use of private email during her time as secretary of State, her coming testimony over her role in the Benghazi attacks, as well as the large crowds pulled in by Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) populist message, have led some Biden backers to wonder whether there is an opening for the vice president.
The Times reported that quiet meetings have been frequently helmed by Steve Ricchetti, Biden’s chief of staff. The Times said Biden is still undecided on the matter, but will likely make a decision known by the end of summer or early September.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said in a Saturday column that Biden had been reconsidering a presidential run, driven in large part by the explicit urging of his son before his death.
She wrote that as Beau was dying of brain cancer, he tried to make Biden promise to run for president and challenge Clinton.
If Biden does run for President it will be another sign that the leadership in the Democratic Party is not happy with Hillary Clinton. There could be a growing number of Democrats who just don't think she can get it done.
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