Joe Biden plans to announce his 2020 run for President next Wednesday. 78% of registered Democrat voters presently support his decision to run.
His age of 78 and recent faux pass’ regarding women will need to be overcome although 76% of all women polled said they are not concerned about his recent touching of women during his political career. Some leftists of the party say he hasn’t learned his lesson, but they are clearly in the minority.
He has his critics, as Quartz notes in a recent article:
“Given today’s Washington DC scene, is there still space for the good old uncle Joe? Americans just elected the most diverse Congress in history. Politics has been shaken by the #MeToo movement, which is challenging—and toppling—the paternalism and misogyny that dominated the field for most of Biden’s career.”
See also, “But I don’t want Joe Biden to run for president. He’s the wrong candidate for the political moment.” — Sally Kohn, Opinion contributor USATODAY
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For the most part, Democrats who oppose Joe’s entry into the 2020 election likely already have decided to support candidates who adhere to the far-left agenda: They think Biden is too much of a moderate and old-school politician who catered to the traditional blue-collar, hard-working, truck driving, factory working, union member, men, and women that flocked to Trump in 2016. This huge block of voters does not care about the “rights” of illegal immigrants and “green deals.”
Truth be told, Biden is the only candidate that could beat Trump in 2020—although we do not think Trump will lose to any candidate the Democrats endorse—Trump has accomplished too much and his haters will not get enough electoral votes.
To make the race closer, Biden should pick a running mate with liberal credentials—preferably a woman.