Some say a Joe Biden 2020 campaign is “a bad, bad idea.”
This last election cycle, we’ve seen a whole new level of energy that has emerged through a lot of fresh faces.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Tuesday that there’s “a consensus” in his family that he should run for president, but Mr. Biden said he did not want to embark on “a fool’s errand” and was still deliberating about whether to enter the race for the Democratic nomination.
And yet many party strategists have a bleak assessment of his potential 2020 campaign: It’s a bad, bad idea. “This last election cycle, we’ve seen a whole new level of energy that has emerged through a lot of fresh faces, and the party has moved in that direction and wants to hear new ideas and different messages,” said Norm Sterzenbach, a former executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party who now works as a consultant in the state,” mcclatchydc.com. reports.
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If he decides to throw his hat in the Democratic Primary, Joe Biden will find it hard to garner the support of African Americans and the new left agenda voters already propagated by several candidates who have already declared. He will have the same problem Hillary Clinton had where she could not gather the enthusiastic support of minority voters. The new wave of left-leaning voters are younger, excited and are increasingly becoming more organized. These voters are looking for a fundamental change in their leader’s missions. Biden likely will be too old school to fit this bill. Biden lacks the star-power to effectively compete against his hip Democratic challengers and President Trump.
Biden also has a problem with African-American voters owing to his past support of draconian federal sentencing laws. He also would need to bone-up on social media techniques, and for some reason, he doesn’t seem to be a natural fit in this arena.