Twitter Reacts to Biden Announcement (Mostly Democrats)


As soon as Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would not be running for president in 2016, social media’s wide swath of generally pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats and independents reacted with glee. Actual politicians (i.e. their social media interns) reacted too, albeit with a little less crass.

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz praised Biden before his remarks were finished, saying that she “couldn’t be prouder to call him a fellow Democrat.” Probably, I suspect, because she saw Biden as a threat to her girl Hillary.

At the same time, the Democratic Party’s official Twitter account began tweeting a series of positive messages and photos supporting the vice president.

Before party darling Clinton could get her words out, however, presidential rival Bernie Sanders published a string of posts.

Clinton finally managed to squeeze something in, even though Biden took a veiled swing at her during his speech.

Hell, even Martin O’Malley managed to fit in a tweet for Joe.

Neither scandal-free Lincoln Chafee nor first-to-drop Jim Webb tweeted anything out about the matter. However, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sent out a tweet remarking on the occasion. Surprisingly, he praised Biden. Unsurprisingly, he used it as an opportunity to insult Clinton.

Will Pierce, executive director of the Draft Biden Super PAC — the group that really, really wanted Biden to run — issued a statement shortly after the announcement.

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