Monday, January 25, 2010

Beau Biden will not seek his father’s open senate seat

Oh, no say it ain’t so Beau!  Beau Biden announced today that he will not run for the US senate seat in Delaware vacated by his father Joe Biden and currently be held by Joe Biden’s hand picked seat warmer Edward Kaufman.

Beau Biden gave a noble sounding reason for not running: 

“I have a duty to fulfill as attorney general — and the immediate need to focus on a case of great consequence. And that is what I must do,” Beau Biden said in a statement. “Therefore I cannot and will not run for the United States Senate in 2010. I will run for reelection as attorney general.”
However, Michelle Malkin sees a rather less than noble reason for young Biden’s decision: certain defeat by Republicans.

Biden’s decision kind of leaves Democrats in a lurch and opens the door to the possibility that Republicans could take both Obama’s and Biden’s old senate seats.  

Via: Politico


Just a conservative girl said...

Do you really think that Kirk is going to win a general election? I don't see that happening.
1. he voted for cap and tax.
2. there are rumors that some issues about his private life are going to be made very public once the general election starts to gear up.

I don't know very much about who is running in Delaware. But most of the people I know in Illinois will not vote for Kirk. One of my blogging buddies told me she would rather see a liberal get the seat so she at least knows what she is getting.

Clifton B said...


It is hard to say about Kirk. I would not vote for him, but with all the corruption on the left in Illinois perhaps they feel that Kirk is the lesser of two evils.

Polls thus far show Kirk doing well. That may change once his record becomes better known.

Writer X said...

The apple never falls too far from the tree. If Beau knew he could win the Senate seat, he'd be dumping his Atty General spot in a heartbeat. And does he honestly believe that people buy his reasoning? Delusional like his father.

Clifton B said...

Writer X:

Joe Biden was clearly setting up Jr. with some dynasty action. I am glad it fell flat. Enough with these damn political families.

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