Sunday, March 15, 2020

In Praise of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Regardless of what I think of the man and his record (not much) he is most likely going to be the Democratic Presidential nominee for 2020. So here are some of his positives.

I believe Joseph Biden will keep his oath to uphold the Constitution.


  • Biden would have acted wholeheartedly against the coronavirus epidemic.
  • He will appoint competent people to his cabinet.
  • He will appoint an honest competent jurist as his Attorney General.
  • He will not have white supremacists as advisors.
  • His Supreme Court appointments will be honest and competent. Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be able to retire when she wants.
  • He will appoint honest competent justices to the Federal Courts.
  • He has repudiated his support for the Hyde Amendment. He has made promises to adopt parts of Warren's bankruptcy proposals and Sanders education proposals; a big shift for him. These are campaign-year conversions. But with Warren and Sanders in the Senate, we may be able to make him keep these promises.

In Foreign Policy

  • Biden will work to preserve US international alliances.
  • Biden would never have abandoned the Kurds in the Middle East
  • He won't be making concessions to North Korea.
  • He won't be holding secret meetings with Vladimir Putin. 


Indications are that Democratic voters will turn out for Biden – primary voters overwhelmingly have. He is popular with many African-Americans. He is less so with women, but if he chooses Kamala Harris as his running mate he may well be unbeatable; Harris may even become the first woman to be President.

So, I give you – Joseph Biden!

1 comment:

The Blog Fodder said...

My sentiments exactly and I hope you are right.