December 30th, 2007
12:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden predicts ‘bitter fight’ for Democratic frontrunners

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned Sunday that nominating any of the three Democratic frontrunners would “spark a very bitter, bitter fight” in the general election.

The Delaware senator told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Sunday that “John Edwards and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama [are] all really good people, but everyone knows that [their nomination is] going to spark a really spirited, spirited fight that's not likely to change in tone from the last election.”

The bitterness could be avoided, said Biden, if he or Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd were nominated. “You would see the boiling point lower a great deal. … I think you would see the temperature [of the campaign] go way, way down,” Biden said on CNN’s Late Edition.

–CNN’s Ted Metzger and Jessica Rummel


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  1. Rob

    Biden is a plagerist and runs his mouth too much. That's better than Clinton.

    December 31, 2007 03:05 am at 3:05 am |
  2. BJ

    I am from Illinois. The only think Obama has done for us since we elected him our senator is run for president- the audacity of hubris. Simply put, he has style but does not have the experience that our next president must have to get us out of the vast abyss Bush and his administration have dug for us. I personally do not want a repeat of the Clinton years, because we have been there and done that and it wasn't that good. Edwards did not even win South Carolina, his homestate, for Kerry in 2004.

    Biden is experienced. He is respected. He can bring the country together. The fact that corporate America and the mainstream media have done their best to ignore him speaks volumes to his credit.

    Biden 2008!

    December 31, 2007 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  3. roger

    Biden is a great choice, but frankly some of the claims of most experienced, only candidate to do this and that, it is all something someone who hasn't done enough research would say. You like Joe? So do I. But how much EXECUTIVE experience does he have? I think Bill Richardson is worth your time in research. You'll find he's like Joe Biden, but fiercer, more demanding, just as experienced in foregin policy, more experienced in matters of economy, and has real executive experience. He's been called unrealistic by Joe Biden, but he's a highballer, agressive, and is going to give the USA more change than Biden.

    So! If you want a more experienced more aggressive Joe Biden that will change this country, please consider Bill Richardson.

    December 31, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  4. Carla

    I just read the entire transcript from Wide Angel that was posted by Like It Is.

    If you are not convinced that Biden has the vast knowledge and in depth understanding of the world and the issues facing our nation, then you MUST GO to the link. If you are sincerely concerned about electing the right one, then take the time. What is a few minutes when it may change the course of our nation forever.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/saudi/transcript.html

    January 1, 2008 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
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