Joe Biden: The 7 Issues Guide

Today I bring you the 13th installment of TokyoSand’s excellent series, The 7 Issues Guide, helping us get to know a bit about the platforms of the democratic candidates running for the office of president next year. Joe Biden is on deck today. Biden is among my favourites, as I have long had respect and admiration for him. Joe was poised to run in 2016, but sadly his son died of cancer in May 2015 and he bowed out, feeling it was in the best interest of his family to do so at that time. Thank you, TokyoSand, and your diligent volunteers, for helping us get to know Mr. Biden!


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The Democrats have a big field of candidates running for President in 2020. Each of them brings their own unique strengths to the table in a bid to take our country in a very different direction than the one we’re on today.

But as we well know from 2016, the media (and especially social media) gets fixated on non-substantial issues that take up all the oxygen. Plus, they don’t give the candidates the same treatment or the same amount of airtime.

In order to help voters get to know the Democratic candidates, I’ve gathered quotes and information about what the candidates have said or done in regards to the 7 issues that midterm voters identified as the most important. I hope that these guides serve as a helpful starting point for you as you look into which candidates (or how many candidates!) you are interested in supporting…

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12 thoughts on “Joe Biden: The 7 Issues Guide

  1. Jill, it gets real simple. We have a man in the White House who is a clear and present danger to our democracy, the environment and even his own party. Sincw the GOP Congressional legislators have aquiesced to this regal-minded man, the Dems must put up the candidate they can be proud of who will attract the most independents and Republicans who are embarassed by the current White House occupant. Biden fits that bill. I respect Bernie, but Trump would love to run against Bernie as he can name call all day swaying uninformed voters. Keith

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    • You make good points. I suspect that no matter who the Democratic nominee ends up being, Trump will have derogatory names for that person and will use them plentifully. To me, that shows his ignorance, shows he must denigrate others in order to make himself appear to be better. But, sadly, some people aren’t deep thinkers.


  2. I would have been squarely on Biden’s team in 2016, but I’m already sliding off of his bandwagon for 2020. As I’ve stated before, his age is a big drawback. I’m beginning to think that his past political baggage is not going to bode well for him in the long run. I think that is a problem for many of these candidates with longer political histories as opposed to those with little to none. I also have to say that if the interview on The View were my first exposure to him, I would be disinclined to seriously consider Biden. To me he came across as extremely inarticulate, never quite making his point. Thank-you!

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    • Yes, I think he could have won in 2016 and saved us all from the disaster that sits on his fat a$$ in the Oval Office today, but I think his time has passed and I agree with you that his age is one factor. I think the democrats are ready for some younger blood. I have seen Biden speak, and while he is not as eloquent a speaker as Obama (who is?), he does well. I didn’t see him on The View, so I cannot comment on that. Was it recently?

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  3. I like Biden and I’m sure he’s a nice man, but……..
    I just have a feeling it should be someone else if there’s to be a chance to beat trump..I may be wrong and of course, I’d vote for him or anyone over trump…

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    • That seems to be the general consensus, and I agree. I think he could have won in 2016, but I don’t think he can in 2020. But yeah, I would likely vote for Attila the Hun over Trump!


    • I’m pretty sure you’re right. If he hadn’t dropped out in 2016, I believe he would have won both the nomination and the general election, and we wouldn’t have a Trump in the White House. But, I think he has too many strikes against him now, including his age. I think the democrats are ready for some younger blood.

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  4. Hello Jill. Do you think Biden’s actions during the Clarence Thomas hearings will hurt him in the time of the #metoo movement? Do you worry about his connections to the financial industry? Hugs

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    • A year ago, Biden would have been my top pick, even though I would very much like to see a woman in the Oval Office. However, yes, I think he has a number of strikes against him at this point, and none of them, in my opinion, are deal-breakers, BUT … the opposition will shred him. Plus, his age works against him, for I think most democrats are ready for some younger blood in both the executive and legislative branches. So, while he likely would have won in 2016 if his son, Beau, hadn’t died, I don’t think he can win this time ’round. Hugs!!!

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