I was wrong about Joe Biden

11 May

This is something of a mea culpa

In January 2020, I wrote a column for this newspaper about why Joe Biden should drop out of the Democratic primary. “We need a candidate who doesn’t provide easy fodder for Republican attacks and can withstand the barrage of fire coming her or his way,” I wrote at the time. “That candidate isn’t Joe Biden.” 

That is nothing compared to what I said about two months later on my blog, calling him a “walking gaffe” and a “disaster waiting to happen.”

I was wrong. In his first 100 days, Joe Biden has shown he intends to be a consequential president, one who puts the needs of the working class first and who leaves this country much better than how he found it. Still early in his first term, I do not mind telling you that I’m not only am I proud to have voted for Joe Biden, but that I’m pretty sure he is shaping up to be the best president in my lifetime.

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Posted by on May 11, 2021 in North America



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