Cloudy
58°
Cloudy
Hi 64° | Lo 40°

Vice President Joe Biden's chances in N.H. for 2016

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at America's Central Port in Granite City, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, to mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at America's Central Port in Granite City, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, to mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Wayne Lesperance: It is remarkable to think that a sitting vice president is not the frontrunner for his party’s nomination for president. But the polling data is clear. Joe Biden is a distant second to Hillary Clinton nationally and in New Hampshire. Still, if he does run, he will have the organization and the resources to make a very strong case for his candidacy. And there is something to be said for providing voters with a credible alternative.

Phil Boynton: It all depends on Hillary.

Dante Scala: Hey, stop your chuckling. If Hillary’s out, the incumbent veep stacks up well against a field that can’t pass the “Who’s that?” test.

Related

An extra-early look at the 2016 N.H. Democratic primary field

Friday, May 2, 2014

Is it too early to worry about New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation 2016 Democratic presidential primary? Of course not! We asked some local experts for their assessment of some of the top potential candidates. (Yesterday they discussed the Republicans.) Our analysts: Wayne Lesperance, professor of political science at New England College; Phil Boynton, president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans; … 2

Legacy Comments0
There are no comments yet. Be the first!
Post a Comment

You must be registered to comment on stories. Click here to register.