What is the perhaps the most popular phrase that Democrats LOVE to say about the Republican Party? That they are all old white men incapable of creating policies to adequately serve the mass population.
In an attempt to prove their statement they tout and praise the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Obama’s half black side. In addition, they make sure that when it comes time to unseat the white Republican president Donald Trump that they have a slew of diverse candidates.
Ten of the twenty-four Democrats seeking the nomination are minorities or women. Yet who is leading the pack? Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Senator Bernie Sanders, 77. According to Reuters, the early dominance of Biden and Sanders “is raising uncomfortable questions about whether Democratic voters think a woman or minority candidate has what it takes to defeat Trump, the likely Republican nominee.”
Even Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Christine was quoted saying “How do you beat Big Daddy Trump? One of the ideas is that you beat him with Big Daddy Joe.”
Reuters reported that Biden and Sanders are getting the “most support among Democrats in all demographic groups, including minorities, Reuters/Ipsos opinion surveys show.”
According to “Stefanie Brown James, a strategist, and co-founder of the Collective PAC, which backs and trains progressive African American candidates, said Biden is respected by African-Americans for his role in the administration of Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president.
‘For the black community especially, this is a man who was an elder statesman who made the decision to be the number two to the first black man running for the office…speaking of privilege and ego, not a lot of people would do that.” Is the lesson here that Biden was the first black Vice President?