Daniel R. DePetris 21 June 2019 6:00 AM 21 June 2019 6:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Joe Biden may have the nickname ‘Middle-Class Joe’ but in truth, the former vice president is a career politician. He was elected to the Senate in 1972 at the ripe age of 29 and kept his seat for 36 years until he decided to gamble on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign by joining his ticket. With eight years as VP experience under his belt, Biden wants the top job for himself more than ever (he previously ran for president in 1988 and 2008, but both of his campaigns quickly floundered). Typically, career politicians are like robots. They read the talking points their staffers write, stick to the teleprompter during speeches, and focus group their messages. Biden, however, is the politician who often goes off script (much like Donald Trump) and says what is on his mind. Many times, he can be articulate. But often he stumbles and puts his foot in his mouth. Rewind to Tuesday night. Biden was at a fundraiser doing what he typically does: reminiscing about the good old days when Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill had the… Read full this story
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