Why I Support Joe Biden
Too many Democrats continue to treat this like any other election, picking their favorite fantasy candidate like they’re picking a commercial product, pretending that electability is utterly indiscernible.
In 2016, I was a Bernie supporter, since his policy positions were the closest to my values. And I will gladly vote for whoever the nominee is.
But this is an emergency – not a normal year.
Only one candidate has the ability to bring together both centrist Democrats and the black community into a strong coalition that has the likeliest chance of victory.
That candidate is Joe Biden.
There’s a reason there’s a Republican movement to enter the open primary in South Carolina to support another candidate. They know that Biden is the greatest threat.
On substance, by reading this blog, one would think the only things Biden has ever done are vote with virtually the entire Congress to authorize military force after 911 and take the wrong positions decades ago on banks.
In reality, there was a reason Barrack Obama chose Joe Biden. He was a trusted figure in the United States Senate, the civil rights community, and among those knowledgeable on foreign policy.
There is also a REASON that the black community thus far has made clear in polls that Biden is their overwhelming choice. Not only is Biden a known and trusted figure, the black community has as much to lose as any other should Trump be re-elected.
Similarly, Biden has substantial support in both the LGBTQIA community and among Latinx people. This is for the same reason. When you are the likely first victims of a second-term Trump, you do not have the luxury of purity tests and candidates that are unproven.
Can Biden stand up to Trump in a debate? Absolutely. You cannot out-Trump Trump. The only way to shrink Trump down to size is to show the true size of his character with a devastating side by side comparison: Biden’s human warmth, humor, and teflon with gaffes will prove to be impenetrable kryptonite for Trump.
Anyone who saw Biden’s town hall with CNN’s Anderson Cooper tonight saw the real Joe Biden. Warm, lucid, quoting poetry, and evoking real emotion in the audience on the topics of health care and his mentoring of fellow stutterers.
I hope the voters of New Hampshire are paying attention. I will be spending all of my available time there between now and next Tuesday to nominate Joe Biden, to bring this party together, to save us from falling into even darker times, and to begin to heal this country.