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Biden is a great political asset

Since he first stood in the massive shadow of Barack Obama four years ago, Joe Biden has emerged to be a full partner and a great political asset for the president.

The unequal nature of their relationship at first was a function of Obama’s unique standing as a candidate, but as he has fallen to earth, Biden’s star has risen. He is becoming an excellent surrogate for the president, taking on some of the essential work of defending the administration and sticking in the shiv when necessary. Biden does the latter with real skill, most of the time. His attack this weekend on Mitt Romney and Republicans as being “a little out of touch” was masterful.

Biden, whose campaign I worked for in the 1980’s, is a remarkable political figure. His personal story is masterfully chronicled in the great Richard Ben Cramer book, “What It Takes.” Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972 at the age of 29, headed the Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees and ran for president twice.

But what animates him politically is his visceral connection to a middle-class, often ethnic population who, as the cliche goes, work hard and play by the rules. He comes from Scranton, Pa., and from an America where people sweep their stoops, know their neighbors, often serve their country, love their kids, but aren’t afraid to smack them. It is an America where the dream is still college, maybe a professional job, Sundays down on the shore and enough in the bank to retire. It is an America that is struggling, disappearing really, in many places in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan.

It is also a voting population that started abandoning the Democratic Party in 1980 and has rarely come back. This shrinking group is still a crucial swing vote, and while they may not warm to the cerebral Obama or the mega-millionaire elitist Romney, they might just like Joey Biden.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-insiders/post/biden-is-a-great-political-asset/2012/04/01/gIQAZlWYpS_blog.html

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1002509667

I found this last night.. it's from 2012 but it's how many of us feel about Biden today in 2019, Peacetrain!

That's what families do..

“One of my competitors criticized me for not going to Iowa to talk for 5 minutes," he said. "My granddaughter was graduating. It was my daughter’s birthday. I would skip inauguration for that."
https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1137818649207721984

Pretty special for those who understand that Family

and loved ones are everything.

Here's some more "Awww factor", Bachers.. Mahalo!

Biden says family more important than missed campaign trip


Speaking at a fundraiser Monday in Washington, Biden said, "I got criticism from one of my competitors because I didn't show up in Iowa to speak for five minutes with 19 people."

Biden said his granddaughter Maisy was graduating from high school and Saturday was his daughter Ashley's 38th birthday. He added: "I would skip the damn inauguration for that."

https://www.ajc.com/news/national-govt--politics/biden-says-family-more-important-than-missed-campaign-trip/Onbc8ooFjmdN7tdDsm8gEN/

No.. Biden is Not "basking

in the glow of President Obama". That comes up every now and then by those who don't know or care to know Biden's experience and qualifications.

Biden was a working Vice President with invaluable experience in Foreign Relations.

Biden was a long-time member and former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden

Biden is a great political asset

Since he first stood in the massive shadow of Barack Obama four years ago, Joe Biden has emerged to be a full partner and a great political asset for the president.

The unequal nature of their relationship at first was a function of Obama’s unique standing as a candidate, but as he has fallen to earth, Biden’s star has risen. He is becoming an excellent surrogate for the president, taking on some of the essential work of defending the administration and sticking in the shiv when necessary. Biden does the latter with real skill, most of the time. His attack this weekend on Mitt Romney and Republicans as being “a little out of touch” was masterful.

Biden, whose campaign I worked for in the 1980’s, is a remarkable political figure. His personal story is masterfully chronicled in the great Richard Ben Cramer book, “What It Takes.” Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972 at the age of 29, headed the Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees and ran for president twice.

But what animates him politically is his visceral connection to a middle-class, often ethnic population who, as the cliche goes, work hard and play by the rules. He comes from Scranton, Pa., and from an America where people sweep their stoops, know their neighbors, often serve their country, love their kids, but aren’t afraid to smack them. It is an America where the dream is still college, maybe a professional job, Sundays down on the shore and enough in the bank to retire. It is an America that is struggling, disappearing really, in many places in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan.

It is also a voting population that started abandoning the Democratic Party in 1980 and has rarely come back. This shrinking group is still a crucial swing vote, and while they may not warm to the cerebral Obama or the mega-millionaire elitist Romney, they might just like Joey Biden.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-insiders/post/biden-is-a-great-political-asset/2012/04/01/gIQAZlWYpS_blog.html

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1002509667



Oh Wow, Heartstrings.. That's Perfect!

Excellent bucolic setting.. I would pull over, too!

Do you think the fake president/AKA/FuckFace..

is there in an attempt to rain on Biden's parade? or what?!
https://twitter.com/XGirlNYC/status/1137506886876577792

And, WTF else is new?! lol..

trump Lies to make his own stupid "reality".. Big Red Flag when he went on the President Obama Birtherism Tour..
https://twitter.com/NoShock/status/1138138035554570240
Thanks for this, highplains

Biden Tweet with his Granddaughter, Maisy, and Dr Jill!

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1137818649207721984
So precious to be there to support your family!

Thanks for that, DI..

Happy I scrolled down!

The pic at Selma, Alabama..



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