Face it: no one has more years of Washington political experience than Joe Biden, who was a Senator for 56 years followed by 8 years as Vice President serving President Obama. Sometimes when a candidate has been in Washington over the course of his entire working lifetime a little inconvenient political grime is bound to get on them.
But Joe Biden knows enough not to be too hard on himself; it was a different world back in the day when he and close friend Jesse Helms fought to keep white schools white. The television had just been invented, and people still hugged – and there were segregated schools, meaning schools were either all white or all black. When efforts were made to desegregate, Joe Biden stood by friend Senator Jesse Helms and fought against desegregation.
By today’s standards of course, that would make him more of an evil racist than Trump. Times were simpler then, however, and discriminating against black children did not bother VP Biden or other white Americans. “Look, times have changed. I get it.” declared the former VP. When asked if he ever apologized for his leading role in hampering the equal access of children of color to public education, the VP explained. “I just did. I get it.” But he stole the show when asked if he ever felt sad about denying generations of black children the same access to education that white children received. He was asked the question, and an aide pulled him close enough to her that he could smell her hair. After he pulled away from her, he began bawling. Mic drop.
Joe Biden is leading the Democratic polls by a mile; Progressives have forgiven Mr. Biden for his prior racist legislation, because he gets it now.
Next week VP Biden will tackle the issues of his cheating in law school and plagiarizing speeches. He gets it. Prepare for the blue wave! Diversity is our strength