A few weeks ago, I wrote articles about why I love Donald Trump and why I love Bernie Sanders, which you can find here – https://thelevinelowdown.com/america-2020-election/. When I was writing those articles, it was looking like Bernie Sanders would comfortably win the Democratic nomination and challenge Donald Trump for the Presidency of the United States. 4 weeks later, and it seems like it may be Joe Biden who wins the Democratic nomination. Nonetheless, here is Why I Love Joe Biden.
One of Joe Biden’s vision is to rebuild the middle class. He firmly believes that no matter where your life starts, there shouldn’t be a limit on what you can achieve. I agree with this perspective and his further belief that rebuilding the middle class should be regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Where you are born should not limit your opportunities. If you work hard, remain grateful and set goals, your place of birth should be irrelevant.
Joe Biden also prioritises global leadership. This is something we desperately need from an American President. The United States of America has unbelievable power and control on the world stage, and unfortunately, Donald Trump has not exercised this power effectively. In this new era, there are many new international challenges. Climate change, nuclear conflict, aggression with China and Russia and the refugee crisis require nations to come together to solve. This requires a President who is willing to repair relationships with America’s allies and stand up to nations who are not fulfilling their agreements. Joe Biden believes he can fulfil this role and if elected, I hope he does.
I would consider Joe Biden a more moderate democrat, especially when compared to Bernie Sanders. Biden’s health care policy is not about giving everyone free healthcare and possibly destroying the economy, but rather ensuring the health care and health insurance is affordable. There will be a public option which can negotiate prices with providers which creates a more affordable option for many Americans. Under Joe Biden, health care is not determined by wealth, and this is incredibly important.
Mr Biden has an image of seasoned experience, a reputation for empathy over a long time and a powerful base of support among older voters, moderates and African Americans. This has immensely contributed to his recent dominance over Bernie Sanders and will almost certainly lead him to challenging Donald Trump for the Presidency.
Joe Biden now needs to gather the rest of the Democratic supporters, specifically young people and ideological progressives who sided with Sanders and mobilise them for the general election.
Can he do it? Time will tell.
What do you think about Joe Biden?
Part of the ‘America 2020 Election’ Series – https://thelevinelowdown.com/america-2020-election/
Article 11 of the ‘Why I Love…’ Series – https://thelevinelowdown.com/why-i-love/