The day that made Joe Biden vice president was the worst day of his public career: the brisk afternoon of Jan. The senator argued over a bowl of tomato soup that he was by far the best qualified Democrat to be president. Biden was a font of faint, damning praise — especially about the young senator from Illinois, Barack Obama. And so Biden then launched his campaign into a shitstorm composed equally of offense and eye-rolling. He spoke endlessly to small crowds, hopped eagerly on the phone with reporters to talk about his plan to divide Iraq into three parts, and generally missed a moment that turned out to be, well, this moment — about voters desperate for change and alienated from the system, not about voters in search of a steady, experienced hand. And then, eight months later, he was back, suddenly on the ticket with the guy who had brushed off his slight.
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Network executives were celebrating their strategy of appealing to wider swaths of the country after Donald J. But on Tuesday, that all came crashing down. Barr later apologized, but it was too late. Barr returned to Twitter and posted more than times. And then it would blow up again.
A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. It was late October, Friday the 21st, and the president had spent many of the previous weeks, as he would spend the two subsequent weeks, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.