Former Vice President Joe Biden completed the greatest turnaround of political fortunes in American history in the last four days.
Thought to be a “lost cause”, he accomplished the winning of 10 of 14 primaries on Super Tuesday, after winning South Carolina last Saturday, and left Bernie Sanders in the distance.
He also caused Michael Bloomberg to withdraw today, but pledge all financial help to the Biden and Democratic Party campaign to retire Donald Trump from the Oval Office.
What Biden did is in many ways a miracle, but it could not happen to a nicer, more decent, more compassionate, more empathetic, and more genuine man than Joe Biden.
Biden has dedicated the past half century to public service, serving 36 years in the US Senate, and 8 years as the most active and engaged Vice President in American history!
His persona looks even better when compared to the Vice Presidents before and after him–Dick Cheney and Mike Pence!
Joe Biden is not perfect, and has votes and statements and silly flubs as part of his record that can be used against him.
But he KNOWS domestic and foreign policy, and would be the most experienced public official in total years ever to be President.
The man knows how to lead, as he did as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
And he knows the importance of “crossing the aisle” when possible. which is essential for any progress on any public issue.
There are some worried about his mental lapses, but my thought is that if it ever was clear that he needed to step aside and resign, he would do so, and that makes the Vice Presidential nomination more important than ever before.
He would not stay on in poor condition as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan did, and as Donald Trump would do.
Biden needs to select a much younger person, who could be his successor, and this blogger suggests Julian Castro, Pete Buttigieg, and Kamala Harris as his top three choices.
We need to pray for him, that he can meet the challenge of retiring Donald Trump, and restoring faith in American government.