“I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” –Marlon Brando, On The Waterfront
“I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. I don’t know, maybe not. But I thought I could have won… I was the best qualified.” –Joe Biden, real life
The first quote is from the famous film On The Waterfront. The second quote is from the lesser known former vice president Joe Biden (quote from The Hill). I’d rather watch the movie, even though and I didn’t really like it.
Anyways, Biden is having regrets. It would’ve been tough to beat Hillary Clinton for the nomination. The Democratic Party really went all out for Hillary. They had to have their national Party chair resign for rigging things for Hillary, Donna Brazile got fired from CNN for leaking info to Hillary, there’s a video of ballot box stuffing in Chicago, and don’t forget the tie breakers in the Iowa Caucus. The game was rigged for Hillary from the start. Biden would’ve had a tough road, especially if he had got in late.
Who knows what a Biden candidacy would have brought. Probably just a few hilarious soundbites and a less spectacular defeat than what Hillary endured. Either candidate would’ve had to cancel fireworks on the night of the election. I suppose the only difference is Biden would’ve been seen on election night. There wouldn’t have been a need for a John Podesta to take to the podium to tell Democrats their anointed one would not see them at that late hour. Rockin’ Joe would’ve still been up partyin’, win or lose.
We wish Joe Biden the best. Enjoy retirement, which is a perfect way to catch up on old movies. Better off skipping On The Waterfront. We recommend The Bridge On The River Kwai.