April 25, 2019
Joe biden’s mission in the presidential bid he launched is to prove he is not a man who steps out with the times on thursday.
He must convince a Democratic Party pulsating with forces of youth, gender and racial diversity that is moving left on college fund and health care to ultimately turn to a traditional middle-of-the road nominee to take on US President Donald Trump.
Biden is an aging white male, who still believes that a political opponent is not a blood enemy.
Biden has one big card to sell to Democrats desperate to oust Trump: He might be their best hope of beating the President, especially in theblue-collar heartland, Midwestern . And his experience and dignity could be the antidote to Trump’s rage.
Biden enters the crowded primary after months of soul searching as a clear but not prohibitive front-runner.
Invoking America’s better angels, Biden is offering experience and a character forged by tragedy to purge the scandals, lies and constitutional chicanery of the current President and to close the societal schisms he has widened.
“If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are and I cannot stand by and watch that happen,” Biden said in a video announcing his candidacy released Thursday.
“The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America, America, is at stake.”
The 76-year-old is in a great and strong position in national polls and early voting states. He will run as a centrist Obama-Biden Democrat anchored by strong union support.
He will lambaste Trump as a phony populist and a friend of Wall Street CEOs who hit the jackpot with the tax overhaul law.