Why Biden is an anti trump

Yes, I appear to have become more bullish on Biden. I back Klobuchar (also like Booker). But Klobuchar and Booker and not getting traction.

Yes, I have worries about Biden; his age is a factor! Seriously, our creativity diminishes and our energy diminishes as well. If he wins the nomination, I hope he picks a younger, energetic VP candidate (e. g. Klobuchar, Biden, Harris…and please, NO Abrams!!!!)

While he is the clear front runner, it is early and he could well lose the lead.

One of the reasons I like Biden is because he is an anti-Trump in the following sense: Biden has always said that one should assume the best motives of one’s political opponents. They want good things for the American people, but they have different ideas as to how to get there, or a different idea as to what constitutes good things. He touts civility towards one’s political opponents.

Now that does NOT sit well with many liberals; part of our deal is that we like to think that we are better than “them” (smarter, more moral, etc.)

And demonizing “the other” is one of Trump’s main tactics:

Speaking in Orlando, Florida — and mostly reading from prepared remarks rather than improvising — Trump launched attack after attack on familiar hate figures: Democrats, the “fake news,” the Mueller investigators, and, of course, Hillary Clinton.

“Our radical Democrat opponents are driven by hatred, prejudice, and rage and want to destroy you, and they want to destroy our country as we know it,” Trump said.

The speech actually opened on a positive note. Trump thanked his supporters, said he’s restored “government by and for the people,” and bragged about the economy’s performance.

Then, just about five minutes in, things took a turn.

“2016 was not nearly another four-year election. This was a defining moment in American history,” Trump said. Then in a mocking tone, he gestured toward the members of the media present and said: “Ask them, right there.” In case anyone missed his meaning, he added: “By the way, that is a lot of fake news back there.”

I honestly think that the country, as a whole, is tired of this.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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