MEDIAWATCH: : The Biden conumdrum

 
889Views 10Comments Posted 10/05/2020

By Diego Fernandez Verga

If nothing extraordinary happens, Joseph R. Biden will be the nominee for the Democratic Party to face Donald Trump in the November elections.

For many, the former senator for the State of Delaware identifies himself with that always smiling character next to Barack Obama , while he was his second in command, so the idea of ​​a presidency led by him, makes us think of times when the first Afro-descendant to lead the United States. A return to recent normality.

A normality that would take us back to a reality where there would be no incompetent authoritarian at the forefront of the response to a global pandemic, which has exposed its ineptitude, obvious to many before this new disease arrived.

However, at 77 and with the nomination basically secured, Joe Biden has a long career in politics for which he will have to answer.

If we learned anything from the previous campaign where Hillary Clinton faced Donald Trump, it is that the current president is very skilled when it comes to the spectacle that sadly represents the political campaign.

Don't get me wrong, Trump is an opportunist of the worst kind, but his life - from his beginnings in the real estate world in Manhattan, his stint on television, his questionable international deals, and the way the presidential chair uses to favoring people close to their environment, not to mention the fundamentalist characters that make up their cabinet - speaks of an understanding of the most basic instincts of the human condition.

And that wild instinct for power, which put Trump in the presidential chair almost by inertia, is going to be part of the campaign that is just beginning against Joe Biden.

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So it is important to remember that Biden, who won the majority of the Afro-descendant vote in the short and recent Democratic primaries, has been one of the intellectual architects of the world's largest prison system; voted in favor of the Iraq war, becoming a key ally of George W. Bush to persuade his colleagues in the Democratic Party; He has a constant record of lies, which even cost him a presidential campaign in the past; He has been accused of sexual harassment on several occasions, and some consider that his mental prowess is on the decline.

Yes, this is the Joe Biden that Barack Obama chose to be his vice president. And although this selection was widely criticized at the time, it is probably at least one of the factors that put it in the White House.

Biden helped Obama calm the most conservative sectors of the Democratic Party, and perhaps also won him votes with some Republicans tired of the leadership of the second Bush.

 

In addition, Biden is constantly described as someone charming on a personal level, and proof of this have been his friendships in the Legislative Branch, passing through Republican segregationists to Bernie Sanders , who has described him as his friend, joining to work with him in the face of the general campaign.

 

In this way, I think it would be important to remember its beginnings, to understand what may be to come.

 

In reality, Biden ran for the first time as a Democrat from the New Deal stream, and he moved to the right as a reelection strategy, when the Democratic Party was then beginning to abandon that stream, to make way for one that was driving minimize the role of the government and lower taxes, among other things.

Therefore, his story tells us of a politician who, whether we like it or not, has managed to transform himself according to changing political trends.

 

This is why I am convinced that, if Biden wants to win Donald Trump's race for the White House in November, he must again resort to these instincts that identified him in his political career.

 

The election of Donald Trump and the arrival of Bernie Sanders and figures such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to national prominence, make me have no doubt that populist movements on both the right and the American left are surpassing the possibility of representation that the Democratic and Republican parties are capable of offering.

 

Joe Biden and the people behind his campaign must understand this historic moment in changing political trends, just as he understood it in its early days in Washington DC

 

Your opportunity to make it clear that you have understood this is in your election as Vice President. Biden has already confirmed that he will choose a woman to accompany him on the presidential ticket.

 

However, the gender element will not be enough. I personally believe that if Biden and his campaign understand what is at stake, there is only one person who can broaden his coalition enough to bring at least part of the progressive movement to his tent: Elizabeth Warren.

 

What I wonder is if the Biden that knew how to move so skillfully in its political beginnings is still there.

 

 



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Rick

Ajd knows all about nutjobs. This article should have been named "I dont know how to spell conundrum"

22 days ago
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Rick

Ajd knows all about nutjobs. This article should have been named "I dont know how to spell conundrum"

22 days ago
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Rick

Ajd knows all about nutjobs. This article should have been named "I dont know how to spell conundrum"

22 days ago
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Ajd

Once again the right wing nutjobs do not fail to display their supreme hypocrisy and ignorance of facts. "Creepy Joe" resounds because of one woman's acusation, which I have never discounted. However while you magas all cry "shame", I am reminded of your deafening silence when more than a dozen women lodged similar and even worse accusations against the orange dotard. Hypocrites!! And as to Biden's mental acuity, please review the multiple gaffes and absurdities displayed by 45....the stable genius, who has a bottle of clorox chewables in his oversized suit pocket. The man is clinically stupid...if that condition could be medically proved, as it is visually proved daily. So while Biden may not be the best the Dems can offer he is a far cry better that the drbbling, heavy breathing, knuckle dragging obese fool currently occupying the White House. I predict that within the next 2 weeks( and I really do not wish this on him) he will contract the virus. His ignorance and so grossly inflated self image will finally bite him in his enormous ass. Let's all hope he recovers!! Because I doubt that you all would cling so fervently to Pence's psuedo-righteous coattails.....just not as much of a stable genius as dumbf!!

23 days ago
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Ajd

Once again the right wing nutjobs do not fail to display their supreme hypocrisy and ignorance of facts. "Creepy Joe" resounds because of one woman's acusation, which I have never discounted. However while you magas all cry "shame", I am reminded of your deafening silence when more than a dozen women lodged similar and even worse accusations against the orange dotard. Hypocrites!! And as to Biden's mental acuity, please review the multiple gaffes and absurdities displayed by 45....the stable genius, who has a bottle of clorox chewables in his oversized suit pocket. The man is clinically stupid...if that condition could be medically proved, as it is visually proved daily. So while Biden may not be the best the Dems can offer he is a far cry better that the drbbling, heavy breathing, knuckle dragging obese fool currently occupying the White House. I predict that within the next 2 weeks( and I really do not wish this on him) he will contract the virus. His ignorance and so grossly inflated self image will finally bite him in his enormous ass. Let's all hope he recovers!! Because I doubt that you all would cling so fervently to Pence's psuedo-righteous coattails.....just not as much of a stable genius as dumbf!!

23 days ago
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Virgil E Eaves Jr

Oh my, NRP has a new spring semester sophmore editorial writer. After reading this article, all I can say is "At least is isn't Powers".

23 days ago
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bgodiver

Wait a minute... in order to win over centrist and independent votes, Joe needs to veer even further left with Warren? A woman who has her own deep credibility problems? The politician who is rabidly anti-corporation and anti-bank? Trump is already way ahead in fundraising and choosing Warren would be a serious unforced error for team Biden. The writer (Newsroom Panama declined to provide his credentials) conveniently ignores Biden's ties to China through his son and his own exploits. China is going to be a huge topic in this election given their deceit in the COVID-19 crisis and their hoarding of medical supplies. Biden strongly criticized Trump for closing the US border to flights from China, which doesn't make him look particularly prescient with regard to handling the pandemic. Trump and Biden are both prone to verbal gaffs, but no one is seriously suggesting Trump is no longer in control of his faculties as is the case with Biden.

23 days ago
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bgodiver

Wait a minute... in order to win over centrist and independent votes, Joe needs to veer even further left with Warren? A woman who has her own deep credibility problems? The politician who is rabidly anti-corporation and anti-bank? Trump is already way ahead in fundraising and choosing Warren would be a serious unforced error for team Biden. The writer (Newsroom Panama declined to provide his credentials) conveniently ignores Biden's ties to China through his son and his own exploits. China is going to be a huge topic in this election given their deceit in the COVID-19 crisis and their hoarding of medical supplies. Biden strongly criticized Trump for closing the US border to flights from China, which doesn't make him look particularly prescient with regard to handling the pandemic. Trump and Biden are both prone to verbal gaffs, but no one is seriously suggesting Trump is no longer in control of his faculties as is the case with Biden.

23 days ago
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claire

jbbrown said it exactly. This article is just another of the "Newsroom Panama" leftist propaganda. The Deep State criminals are running scared!

23 days ago
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jbbrown

Creepy pervy uncle Joe will never be president. His corruption to get his drug addict son appointed to various positions to make millions will sink him. His prior rape of a subordinate has come to light also. Senile Uncle Joe is needs a constant caregiver also. Trump will bring back the american economy for a second time. Panama has nothing to compare. shit Panama can't even build a ventilator they gotta beg them from Trump! Here in Monkeyville the collapse will be severe and long lasting!

24 days ago
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