Former vice president Joe Biden officially announced his 2020 presidential run Thursday, and so far, his message seems to mirror that of President Donald J. Trump.
“America’s coming back like we used to be,” Biden reportedly said at an event in Delaware.
That message is strangely on par with everything Trump has been saying for the past three years. His slogan, Make America Great Again, employs the same message.
Even Biden’s campaign slogan is oddly similar to Trump’s.
“Our best days still lie ahead,” his campaign website says.
If America’s worst days are behind it, the implication is that Biden will make it better in the future. Some – like our current President – might characterize that as making America great.
Biden officially announced his 2020 bid Thursday morning. He was immediately smacked by Trump.
Big League Politics reported:
Thursday morning, President Donald J. Trump welcomed former vice president Joe Biden to the 2020 presidential race, shortly after Biden announced his candidacy.
“Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!” he said.
Trump likely chose the nickname because Biden appeared to have a snooze during late Sen. John McCain’s funeral.
Biden is the frontrunner in many Democratic Party polls, edging out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is followed by South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a surprising upstart candidate.
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POLL: 15% of Sanders Supporters Plan to Vote For Donald Trump in November
They prefer Trump to an establishment Democrat.
New polling from ABC suggests that Donald Trump is primed to win over a significant share of Bernie Sanders primary voters in the November general election, suggesting that some of Bernie’s Bros don’t intend to bend the knee to likely establishment Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The poll reveals that 15% of self-identifying Bernie Sanders supporters already plan on voting for Trump in November. President Trump ultimately ended up winning the votes of 12% of 2016 Sanders supporters, suggesting he’s increased his appeal to the democratic socialist’s supporters.
Some centrist Democrats have expressed their personal distaste of Sanders(and some Gabbard) supporters on account of their perceived unwillingness to vote for the Democratic nominee, forgetting that it’s the obligation of American political candidates to win the votes of citizens who chose to support their opponents in primaries.
While Trump and Sanders are on opposite ends of the American political spectrum, they could be compared in a sense that they’re both considered political populists. Trump’s policy positions on trade, some foreign policy, and American manufacturing are closer to the Sanders’ views than Joe Biden’s reheated neoliberal political program.
Perhaps even more significantly, the poll shows that Biden gauges the lowest ever recorded “enthusiasm level” for a Democratic Presidential nominee. A paltry 24% of likely Biden voters describe themselves as “very enthusiastic” to vote for him in November.
With a voter base that seems lethargic in an unprecedented fashion, it’s possible that Joe Biden could go down as the most “low energy” major Presidential candidate in recent American political history.
The poll’s general election survey reveals a tight contest between Biden and Trump, with the former Vice President leading within the margin of error by 49% to 47%. Trump’s polling has improved significantly in recent weeks in ABC’s surveys, in part because of high public approval of the federal response to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic.
Biden seems to have largely disappeared from the national conversation in the wake of the historical epidemic, only sparsely appearing on public broadcasts in bizarre gaffe-filled livestreams from a converted recreation room in his Delaware home.
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