Seth Moulton: ‘Vice President Biden Would Make a Fantastic President’

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) ended his longshot presidential bid on Friday and offered his insight into the remaining field in an interview with the Washington Post.

While he stopped short of giving a full endorsement, Moulton expressed his view that former Vice President Joe Biden would make a “fantastic” president.

“I do think that Trump is going to be hard to beat,” the congressman told the Post. “I think Vice President Biden would make a fantastic president. He’s a mentor and a friend, and I’ve been impressed by the campaign he has run so far.”

As for the rest of the field, Moulton sees, “essentially a three-way race” between Biden and Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Moulton never had a chance to face off directly against the field of Democratic contenders — the congressman failed to reach the threshold for participation either of the first two Democratic debates.

While Moulton never had a breakout moment on stage, he gained national attention when he came forward to share his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder after multiple combat deployments in the Iraq War.

“I mean, the only reason I haven’t shared it until this time is because I’ve been concerned about the political consequences,” Moulton told Vice News in June. “And you know what? Fuck it. It’s the right thing to do.”

The congressman expressed his thanks in a note to his supporters on Friday, saying he no longer see a path to the party’s nomination.

“Although this campaign is not ending the way we had hoped, I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished in just a few months,” he said. “We ran on taking back patriotism from the Republican Party, and we drove the national conversation around foreign policy, mental health, gun reform, and national service.”

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Tery Gohsman
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In another time and place I would agree completely with Moulton. Biden isn’t a bad person, he’s just not the right person for the job as it is. We need change and Biden isn’t an agent for change. To survive as a democracy, we need to stop giving every advantage to big business and make them pay their way. Biden grew up with and believes “what’s good for GM is good for the country” even if it means the middle class can no longer pay their way.

General Confusion
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“Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act” Phyllis You are confused by Biden’s crime bill. While it did have a couple of good provisions, it also caused immense harm! His crime bill contributed to ongoing rampant police misconduct and racial profiling by deploying hundreds of thousands of officers into neighborhoods of color, and it jeopardized re-entry for returning people of color by eliminating their Pell Grant eligibility while in prison. The bill also expanded the use of the death penalty; imposed mandatory life sentences for individuals with three or more felony convictions; and levied harsh new penalties for justice-involved youth.… Read more »

Screwtape
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Biden is a career politician who’s achievements are….? That includes the policies/votes he’s walked back. He’s mediocre at best, but at least not a far-Left whackjob like the other candidates. This may make him more electable in not-Blue states, but his history says he’d be anything but good.

That still doesn’t mean he’ll be a good leader, especially when he’s demonstrated such “flexibility” so early in the campaign. He MIGHT be good at figureheading the ideas of others.

Screwtape
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I’d have to question Moulton. Not only on his failure to endorse Biden, but also why he believes he’d be “fantastic”. There’re these things called “lip service” and “waffling” Seth.

James
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VP Mike Pence might make a fair to middling President; but he’d not be able to hold a candle to Trump’s actions, successes and accomplishments. We might also expect a POTUS Pence to have a cross mounted on the WH.

James
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I’m quite sure he was joking when he said Mr Gaffe-a-Minute Biden would make a great President. [I almost spit my coffee all over my computer while laughing.] If it were that Biden was #44’s VP for 8 years, I seriously doubt Biden could find the White House. He’s certainly the dullest knife in the drawer.

Screwtape
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Moulton never got traction. Just like Duke Nukem, Inslee, and Hickenlooper. At least he called out his party’s extreme drift Leftwards.

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