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Biden Abandons Plan to Launch 2020 Bid in Charlottesville
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50639"><span class="small">Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner</span></a>   
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 08:19

Simonson writes: "Former Vice President Joe Biden has canceled plans to launch his 2020 bid for the White House in Charlottesville, Va., where a woman protesting a white nationalist rally was murdered when a car was driven into a crowd of activists in 2017."

Joe Biden. (photo: Sun Sentinel)
Joe Biden. (photo: Sun Sentinel)


Biden Abandons Plan to Launch 2020 Bid in Charlottesville

By Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner

23 April 19

 

ormer Vice President Joe Biden has canceled plans to launch his 2020 bid for the White House in Charlottesville, Va., where a woman protesting a white nationalist rally was murdered when a car was driven into a crowd of activists in 2017.

The last-minute change of plan could be an indication of disorganization in the Biden campaign organization, despite the many months it has had to prepare as the former 36-year senator from Delaware procrastinated over his announcement.

Aides to Biden had briefed journalists about the plan for Wednesday, which liberal activist groups in Charlottesville told the Washington Examiner had prompted opposition, with some residents unhappy about the scene a tragedy the city would prefer to forget being used as a campaign launch backdrop.

With no direct connection to Charlottesville, some viewed the move as disrespectful and capitalizing on the death of activist Heather Heyer, 32, during the "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017.

Biden spokesman Bill Russo confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Biden would not announce in Charlottesville, Va. Instead, he is expected to declare his candidacy in Pittsburgh before flying to Philadelphia for a second event. Biden, 76, was born in Scranton, Pa., which is located more than 120 miles north of Philadelphia.

"Would refer you to this in regards to this rumor," Bill Russo told the Washington Examiner, citing a tweet from Edward-Isaac Dovere of the Atlantic on Friday stating that the campaign had "no plan for an event in Charlottesville," despite the idea having "been discussed along the way by some."

Reports have been circulating since last week that Biden hoped to launch his campaign in the college town and the location of the violent rally where a white nationalist murdered Heyer.

Despite his delay in announcing and allegations from a string of women of inappropriate touching, Biden leads the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

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+7 # chapdrum 2019-04-23 13:30
Oh Joey Jojo Shabadoo - please spare us your Clarence Thomas-loving, student debt- loving nonsense.
 
 
+7 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-04-23 15:57
Go home Joe Biden. We don't need you.
 
 
+5 # lfeuille 2019-04-23 23:37
Who thought Charlottesville would be a good place? It was canceled,but why was it considered in the first place? This is an additional reason to question Biden's judgement.
 
 
0 # tsyganka 2019-04-24 15:05
Creepy Joe Biden, if I remember correctly, was the author of the stinking 1994 crime bill that increased the prison population dramatically (especially of minorities) and increased the 'disparities' (injustices) between treatment of the races and economic classes in prison and in the rest of the so-called justice system. He didn't give a damn about trying to figure our or remedy underlying causes of crime. -- H. Clinton's defense of this stinking crime bill cost her votes in 2016. Does Creepy Joe think it'll get him any votes in 2020? Not from THIS household. Spread the word on every forum that you post on.