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[Watch] Joe Biden Berates Tom Steyer Supporter: “Vote for Somebody Else”

If Biden doesn’t want support, why is he running?

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Joe Biden dealt with a Tom Steyer supporter concerned with his track record on climate change in a dismissive fashion during an Iowa event on Tuesday.

Almost immediately when Biden was questioned by the man in regards to his policy views on the construction of new oil and gas pipelines, he told him to “vote for somebody else.

The interaction was caught on camera.

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Biden automatically assumed the man was a Bernie Sanders supporter, demonstrating that the former Vice President and septuagenarian is preoccupied with the Vermont socialist senator as he eclipses Biden, taking a decisive lead in early primary and caucus states such as Iowa and New Hampshire.

The perturbed Democrat was clearly caught off guard when the man made it clear he was a Tom Steyer supporter. Biden did respond by pointing out Steyer’s hypocrisy on environmental issues, truthfully stating that the billionaire vanity candidate had profited to the tunes of millions of dollars off of coal and natural gas facilities.

The former Vice President got relatively physical and touchy with the Democratic voter, touching his chest and body several times throughout the interaction.

Biden has used this line before, telling a radical open borders protestor incensed with the Obama administration’s immigration record to “vote for somebody else.” He even told the leftist that they should “vote for Trump.

Perhaps Biden shouldn’t be surprised that he’s finding himself lagging behind other Democratic candidates such as Sanders when he’s so casually flippant about appealing to those who don’t plan on voting for him. Biden may regret his directive for Democratic voters “vote for somebody else” if they do exactly that en masse, making Biden one of the first Vice Presidents in American history to lose a presidential primary of his own party.

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DESPERATION: Never Trumpers Float Romney/Bloomberg as ‘the Unity Ticket America Deserves’

How pathetic are these guys?

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The “Never Trump” brain trust over at The Bulwark has unveiled their antidote to stop the President they hate so much in this year’s election: a “unity ticket” consisting of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) as a presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate.

Author Neal Simon made the argument that this potential third-party ticket would appeal to independents in an op/ed published on Monday.

“Senator Romney’s entrance into the presidential race wouldn’t just give the vital center of the electorate a home—it would stand a chance to break a system that is stacked against independents and third party candidates,” Simon argued.

He compared Romney’s potential to that of French President Emmanuel Macron, the reviled ruler who has populist Yellow Vest protesters rioting against his unpopular style of governance every weekend.

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“And as Emmanuel Macron showed in France, standing up a new party and winning a presidential election in one motion is not impossible,” Simon wrote.

Simon posited that by putting Bloomberg on his ticket as Vice President, Romney could essentially buy the election, which is what Bloomberg is basically trying to do right now with his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“A Romney-Bloomberg ticket would be a first in modern American politics: A bipartisan unity ticket running under the banner of an independent third party,” he wrote.

Simon’s premise is predicated off of an assumption that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will win the Democrat presidential nomination. He believes that populism taking over the Republican and Democrat parties would open the door for a centrist revolution that could be led by Romney and Bloomberg.

“It would give both disgruntled Republicans who feel their party has become lost in Trump’s personality cult and Democrats who feel their party is lurching too far left towards a socialist revolution a voice on the ballot that reflects a popular idea of how the country should be run,” he concluded.

Simon, who was a failed independent candidate in the state of Maryland for the U.S. Senate in 2018, recently published a book titled, “Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic.” He is using the words of George Washington in his manifesto to defeat the new age of populist politics and return to the days of old.

“Capitalizing on personal insight derived from Simon’s political campaign along with extensive research, Contract to Unite America provides specific, practical solutions for an improved government and a better tomorrow,” Simon’s book description reads.

Unfortunately for Simon and the “Bulwark” neocons, the public has had enough of status quo politicians and does not want to return to the George W. Bush era. The dream ticket of Romney/Bloomberg is not likely to come to fruition.

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