Early this morning, former Senator, VP, Joe Biden, entered the Presidential Race for 2020 and becomes #20!
Another candidate, in the crowded circus called the Democratic field! That’s pretty much what they said about the GOP field in 2016!
All kidding aside, can Biden really connect with younger voters and those who are wanting real change in this country? He will be 78 when the election is occurring. This is not ageism, but reality and don’t know if Joe is that in touch with all of the today world!
Can he overcome the utter and complete lack of sensitivity and gaffes he is so prone to?
“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent….I’m not joking.”
[Insensitive Joe, in a private remark to an Indian-American man caught on C-SPAN, June 2006]
“A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States—Barack America!”
[this was at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama after being announced as his running mate, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2008]
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
[ Biden was referring to Barack Obama at the beginning of the 2008 Democratic primary campaign, Jan. 31, 2007]
“I guess what I’m trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast and you all look dull as hell, I might add. The dullest audience I have ever spoken to. Just sitting there, staring at me. Pretend you like me!”
[here, Biden teasing a crowd of Turkish-American and Azerbaijani-American Obama donors, April 27, 2012]
“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.”
[Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008]
Sure, we all make mistakes and say things that may be far fetched, but this guy, has these moments often.
The problem with Biden’s entry speech into the Presidential race, it was sad, somber and not uplifting! Who wants to vote for a doubting, sad Thomas?