Former vice president’s glory days are all in the past
Joe Biden is not the answer for Democrats in 2020.
Some in the media are already drooling over that prospect as the former vice president hawks his new book. But liberal kingmakers shouldn’t fall for this love fest.
Biden represents the glory days of the past when former President Obama ran the country. He doesn’t represent the future. Never mind he would be in his late 70s when entering office.
Political pundits can get nostalgic all they want about Biden, but it should end there. Don’t be tempted by his charm.
In his new book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” he recounts his decision not to run for office after the devastating loss of his son.
“A cautious, trim-aroundthe-edges campaign was pointless. So Biden for President was going to go big. Because frankly, at this point in my career and after all my family had been through, anything less just wasn’t worth it,” he writes.
He suggests that he would have beaten Donald Trump and provides some insight in the book as to how he could take him on in 2020.
“So many of the presidential campaigns that summer seemed locked in the past. A fight over what happened, what went wrong, what America lost. If I ran, I wanted to paint a picture of America’s future, what we could become, how everyone could be dealt back into the deal.”
So now, he can’t sit across from a journalist without the question being raised about 2020. Biden continues to string along the media that’s frothing at the mouth for an announcement. Yesterday morning he said, “No, I’m not closing the door. I’ve been around too long, and I’m a great respecter of fate, but who knows what the situation is going to be a year-and-a-half from now.”
One thing that won’t change is the need for fresh blood at the top of the party.
Voters rejected Hillary Clinton partially because she was the darling of the DNC and not part of a revolution like Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. You can’t force a politician down voters’ throats. They will throw them up every time.