Joe Biden Heading Down the Same Path Hillary Did

Touchy, feely Uncle Joe Biden has thrown his weathered hat into the ring of Democratic presidential hopefuls that could fill a small stadium. Joe is like a sci-fi movie where the main character enters a time machine and accelerates to the future.

Joe is a man whose time has passed only to be replaced by the ‘new liberal.’ That would preferably be a young minority that is left of Lenin. That is not the Joe we all have known for over four decades in the Senate and as vice-president to Barack Obama.

But always the astute politician capable of transforming his ideas overnight, Joe will adapt as best he can. In other words, he will be somebody else to get the Democratic nomination if the far-left decides they want an old man, white dinosaur.

The fact is Joe missed his calling in 2016. He would have been the only Democrat to give Donald Trump a run for his money. Sitting vice presidents usually have big problems succeeding their boss, but he could have done it.

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Joe Biden

Joe Biden Had A Great Chance In 2016

In 2016, Biden had direct access to the Obama mail list. He had an authenticity to connect with Blue Collar voters in the industrial Midwest. Why he didn’t utilize that brief window of opportunity is beyond me. They say it was the death of his son, but from all reports about ruthless Hillary, it may have been something else altogether.

He is already under attack from fellow Democrats envious of his unique place as the only ‘moderate’ in the race. They call him too old, too white and too much baggage from memorable gaffes over the years. There are accusations Biden made women and children feel uncomfortable by encroaching on their personal space.

Yet Biden leads the field in most polls. He is widely seen as the candidate with the best shot at taking back the White House.

Joe didn’t mention anything about his past record when he made his announcement of his candidacy. There were no mentions of policy solutions for the future. Like all the others in the race, it was all about Donald Trump and how Joe despises him.

Uncle Joe Rejects Trump’s America

Joe, that won’t get you elected if someone hasn’t already told you. The economy is sailing along, record unemployment and no major wars in sight. Americans are relatively happy, and Trump’s base would support him no matter what.

Nevertheless, Biden’s candidacy is about rejecting Trump’s America. Good luck with that pilgrim.

Uncle Joe claims another four years of Donald Trump would do irreparable damage to our nation’s core values. Really, what might those be? He thinks we are doomed to be a nation that accepts racism and bigotry, doubts our institutions of government and the press, rebukes our historic global allies and attempts to ignore the rule of law if it is politically expedient or personally beneficial.

Again, good luck with that. It’s a mouthful and will bring cheers on the Democrat primary trail, but general election voters are far different.

If the economy continues to roar, Joe’s chances are at best dismal.

Joe Against The Evil Deplorables

Trying to say you are evil if you support Trump is the same as Hillary’s deplorable remarks in the last presidential campaign. Nothing like insulting Trump voters from the get-go.

Haven’t learned much, huh Joe?

The familiar and offensive insinuation leaves you wondering how Joe can win over Trump voters. He needs to find issues and not insults to move forward or he will have run three times and lost three times.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014," was published in July, 2014. "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Presidential Election in History," was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.