Donna Brazile’s upcoming book about the 2016 presidential election continues to make headlines. Recently, an excerpt of her book was released in which she revealed that the Clinton campaign had taken control of the DNC through a financial agreement in August of 2015, months before the first primary vote was cast. Now it has been reported in her upcoming book that she seriously considered trying to remove Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine from the ticket after Clinton fainted at a 9/11 ceremony. She goes further by saying she had decided that former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Cory Booker would be the strongest pair to fill the ticket. Ultimately, she decided not to proceed with removing Clinton because “I thought of Hillary, and all the women in the country who were so proud of and excited about her. I could not do that to them.” These surprising revelations do raise a very interesting question. With just weeks to go before the election, if Clinton was replaced, could Joe Biden have beaten Donald Trump?
Those who feel Donald Trump would have beaten Joe Biden feel Trump would have won convincingly. Trump had a movement behind him, whereas Biden would have had a fractured party behind him. They feel that there is no way that Biden could have gotten the angry Sanders supporters to back him. The Democratic party would have shattered and Trump would have won in a landslide. Also, Trump had tapped into the very angry antiestablishment mood of the country and Joe Biden was at the very heart of that establishment.
People who feel Joe Biden would have won argue that Biden would have gotten Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to vote for him instead of Trump, giving him the win. Joe Biden is a hardworking everyman type that could have connected to the blue collar workers who abandoned Clinton to vote for Trump. He is better at retail politics than Clinton ever dreamed of, and that was what the Democrats lacked in 2016 – a person who could connect with people one-on-one.
The idea of a Trump vs Biden 2016 election is extremely interesting. On one hand, you had the populist Trump driving a nationalist movement. On the other, you had the working stiff Biden who grew up poor and, through hard work and determination, had risen all the way to become the vice president of the United States. Who would win? We will never know, but it is fun to think about.
Fox News covering Brazile considered removing Clinton:
Who would have won between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the 2016 presidential election? Would Donald Trump have ridden his movement to the White House? Or, would Joe Biden, the everyman vice president, have connected with the working class people and convinced them to send him to the White House?
Trump would have won
Those who feel Trump would have won say that Donald Trump was the head of a movement that would not be denied. They feel that he had the issues and the people on his side.
After collapsing in NYC last year, Donna Brazile said she considered replacing Hillary Clinton w/ Joe Biden. He would’ve lost to Trump, too.
— Martin Walsh (@mrwalsh__) November 4, 2017
Biden would never have accepted the nomination. He knew that he couldn't beat Trump.
— Paul Leone (@PaulLeone1) November 4, 2017
Biden or Clinton doesn't matter they would both lose and get it right. Trump supporters want comprehensive immigration reform and the bans
— Jill Beard (@jbeard12) November 4, 2017
Under normal circumstances. Had Brazile yanked Hillary for Biden 7 weeks before the election it would have been a Trump landslide.
— Banana Popcorn (@bananapopcorn) November 4, 2017
Biden would have won
People who feel Biden would have won say that Joe Biden would have held on to the rust belt states, that had been voting Democrat for so long, who went for Trump in 2016. Biden excelled at the retail one-on-one politics that was needed to win in 2016.
Honestly, I think either Biden or even Bernie would've beaten Trump in 2016. Both would've likely at least flipped MI, WI, & PA https://t.co/ucebm7LM74
— By His Grace (@USInGodWeTrust) November 4, 2017
I think DNC leaders now realize what a bad candidate Clinton was and are regretting…Biden would have easily beat Trump. https://t.co/K1uvXHRhJA
— Samuel Mills (@sgmills18) November 4, 2017
Biden would have won. Not my choice, but likable to most. Thank God Hillary was the candidate. LOVE Trump!!!#MAGA
— SundayGirl727 (@SundayGirl727) November 4, 2017
If she had, we'd be a lot better off right now. Biden would've crushed Trump.
— FirstNameSteph (@Steph_Fjeld) November 4, 2017
Who do you think would have won, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?