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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to emmaverybo (Reply #62)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 12:08 AM

65. Biden doesn't need these excuses.

 

He should be better prepared next time to address the substance of the real issue - school segregation and enduring racism, and to do it with a bit more grace. These issues are just as relevant today as they were in the 1970s. It's perfectly reasonable to expect a presidential candidate to defend their record more effectively. Leaning on surrogates and endorsements too much is a mistake made by the Clinton campaign on racial issues, followed by depressed turnout on election day. Don't repeat this mistake - prepare!

I think that on balance, his record on these issues has some strong points, but there's too much dependence on his association with Obama to insulate him from scrutiny of his record. He's got to stand on his own and articulate positions that speak to the future of race relations.

Temperamentally, Biden seems to struggle when his views are questioned vigorously. He should study Mayor Pete's answers to similar questions.
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