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Opinion | George Clooney: I Love Joe Biden. But We Need a New Nominee. - The New York Times

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  3 days ago  •  25 comments

By:   George Clooney (nytimes)

Opinion | George Clooney: I Love Joe Biden. But We Need a New Nominee. - The New York Times
But the one battle he cannot win is the fight against time. None of us can. It's devastating to say it, but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fund-raiser was not the Joe "big F-ing deal" Biden of 2010. He wasn't even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all witnessed at the debate.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


I'm a lifelong Democrat; I make no apologies for that. I'm proud of what my party represents and what it stands for. As part of my participation in the democratic process and in support of my chosen candidate, I have led some of the biggest fund-raisers in my party's history. Barack Obama in 2012. Hillary Clinton in 2016. Joe Biden in 2020. Last month I co-hosted the single largest fund-raiser supporting any Democratic candidate ever, for President Biden's re-election. I say all of this only to express how much I believe in this process and how profound I think this moment is.

I love Joe Biden. As a senator. As a vice president and as president. I consider him a friend, and I believe in him. Believe in his character. Believe in his morals. In the last four years, he's won many of the battles he's faced.

But the one battle he cannot win is the fight against time. None of us can. It's devastating to say it, but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fund-raiser was not the Joe "big F-ing deal" Biden of 2010. He wasn't even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all witnessed at the debate.

Was he tired? Yes. A cold? Maybe. But our party leaders need to stop telling us that 51 million people didn't see what we just saw. We're all so terrified by the prospect of a second Trump term that we've opted to ignore every warning sign. The George Stephanopoulos interview only reinforced what we saw the week before. As Democrats, we collectively hold our breath or turn down the volume whenever we see the president, who we respect, walk off Air Force One or walk back to a mic to answer an unscripted question.

Is it fair to point these things out? It has to be. This is about age. Nothing more. But also nothing that can be reversed. We are not going to win in November with this president. On top of that, we won't win the House, and we're going to lose the Senate. This isn't only my opinion; this is the opinion of every senator and congress member and governor that I've spoken with in private. Every single one, irrespective of what he or she is saying publicly.

We love to talk about how the Republican Party has ceded all power, and all of the traits that made it so formidable with Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, to a single person who seeks to hold on to the presidency, and yet most of our members of Congress are opting to wait and see if the dam breaks. But the dam has broken. We can put our heads in the sand and pray for a miracle in November, or we can speak the truth.


By George Clooney

Mr. Clooney is an actor, director and film producer.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 days ago

Meanwhile after Joe Biden has repeatedly said he is staying in, Nancy Pelosi went on "Morning Joe" and said that Joe needs to make a decision.

The saga of what democrats will do continues.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    3 days ago

I think eventually they will wear Biden down. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 days ago
I think eventually they will wear Biden down. 

Biden already is worn down.

But he is still going to be the Democratic Party's nominee.

Be funny as hell if Clooney turns out to be 100% right on everything.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3  Texan1211    3 days ago

Wow.

I wonder how long before Clooney is attacked for supporting Trump?

That IS what all legitimate complaints about Biden are, right---support and defense of Trump?

Kind of surprising even Clooney can see what so many others still bother to deny, foolishly.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @3    3 days ago

Pelosi, senator bennett and Clooney, probably speaking for Obama, demonstrate Biden didnt quash the rebellion. And here’s Tim Kaine:

I have complete confidence that Joe Biden will do the patriotic thing for the country. And he's going to make that decision. He's never disappointed me”

it doesn’t matter how many times Biden says he made the decision already, they keep telling him to make another one.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @3.1    3 days ago
Pelosi, senator bennett and Clooney, probably speaking for Obama, demonstrate Biden didnt quash the rebellion.

Doesn't matter, no matter how bad Biden gets, the party faithful will STILL be voting for him.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    3 days ago

100%, and they’ll  tell you it’s Better to have a disabled person as president.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    3 days ago

Of course. No one who really loves America would vote for the traitor Trump. 

What kills me is that this is not even a close call.  Trump tried to steal the 2020 election and then did nothing to stop the assault on the capitol building. The evidence of both is overwhelming. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @3.1.2    3 days ago

Compared to Trump? Damn straight. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.3    3 days ago
Of course. No one who really loves America would vote for the traitor Trump. 

or for Joe Biden.

What kills me is that this is not even a close call. 

I suggest you look at some polling then.

National Polls | FiveThirtyEight

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.5    3 days ago

The not close call is Trump's traitorous behavior and unfitness for office. I wasnt referring to any poll. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.7  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.6    3 days ago
I wasnt referring to any poll. 

So you are referring to feelings?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.7    3 days ago

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Right Down the Center
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3.1.9  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.8    3 days ago

So personal insults is the way to go.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.10  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Right Down the Center @3.1.9    3 days ago

One sees that a lot from those who can't back up their claims.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
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3.2  MrFrost  replied to  Texan1211 @3    3 days ago
I wonder how long before Clooney is attacked for supporting Trump?

He said that where? I read the article, must have missed it. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  MrFrost @3.2    3 days ago
He said that where? I read the article, must have missed 

Looks like you may have misinterpreted my comment.

I am referring to the increasingly annoying (and false) claims that criticism of Biden is support for Trump, and when the left who has previously fawned over Clooney will turn on him.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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3.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Texan1211 @3    3 days ago

To many on the hard core liberal left, to not slavishly support Biden, by default means one is automatically a Trump supporting RWNJ  MAGA rat. There is no middle ground to them.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4  Sean Treacy    3 days ago

the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fund-raiser was not the Joe "big F-ing deal" Biden of 2010. He wasn't even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all witnessed at the debate.

Looking  forward to the apologies from those who claimed  the criticism of Biden at the fundraiser was disinformation.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    3 days ago
Looking  forward to the apologies from those who claimed  the criticism of Biden at the fundraiser was disinformation.

Biden sycophants never apologize or recognize when they are wrong, they simply move onto the next lie about Biden or attack Trump.

 
 
 
George
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4.2  George  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    3 days ago
Looking  forward to the apologies from those who claimed  the criticism of Biden at the fundraiser was disinformation.

Good luck with that, what i'm waiting to laugh at is the (cough) (cough) non partisans trying to justify the belief that a senile old fool with his finger on the nuclear button is in anyway acceptable.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  George @4.2    3 days ago

We best all hope that any emergencies only happen between 10 am and 4 pm, EST.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2.1    3 days ago

His deadly Afghanistan retreat decision is proof of what can happen.

 
 
 
George
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5  George    3 days ago

Who knew Clooney was a trumper?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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6  seeder  Vic Eldred    3 days ago

"I've got a pretty good political instinct and here's the deal, it's not going to happen here," Biden said during his MSNBC appearance. "This time around, the American public is not going to move away from me as the average voter."

RECAP: Biden insists he's staying in 2024 race as Democrats return to a very different DC (msn.com)

Stay the course Joe.

 
 

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