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Why Biden has what it takes to beat Trump

Biden on Trump: Our wartime president has surrendered

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trumpe Biden showed American voters on Tuesday that he’s a smart politician. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, standing in front of an American flag, gave a speech demonstrating once that while he may not be an inspiring orator, he knows how to hit all the right notes.

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Why Biden has what it takes to beat Trump

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden acknowledged the terrible impact Covid-19 has had on the US, expressed empathy for those who have lost family or friends, scoffed at Donald Trump, “our wartime President who has left the battlefield,” and “puts everything in terms of him” in his refusal to wear a mask. “The president talks about, you know, manhood and, you know, and being strong, and you don’t need the mask.”

The former vice president went on to accuse the current President of dereliction of duty for his lack of response to intelligence reports that Moscow was offering bounties to the Taliban for killing US and other coalition soldiers in Afghanistan.

This was not the kind of soaring rhetoric that Democrats have seen from President Barack Obama or, for an earlier generation, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, but it was solid. Not a home run, but a single up the middle. It highlighted Biden’s core strengths, showcasing the decades of experience that enabled him to quickly win the support of his former Democratic rivals after they dropped out of the race in February and March.

His Tuesday speech showed it by offering practical, even commonsense ideas about the virus to a country that appears to want useful leadership at this difficult time. “Wear a mask. It’s not just about you. It’s about your family. It’s about your neighbors. It’s about your colleagues. It’s about keeping other people safe,” is not exactly Churchillian, but it is good advice right now.

Why Biden has what it takes to beat Trump

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

 

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