Now the Biden campaign has released the trial balloon that their guy will vow to be a one-term president.
Wow! That will get my vote!
Sorry, did you lose your job?
A review of Biden’s record — which spans 36 years as a U.S. senator and eight as vice president — is, in part, a reminder of how much the Democratic Party itself and the U.S. political system have changed over the last half a century.
Biden opposed school busing for desegregation in the 1970s. He voted for a measure aimed at outlawing gay marriage in the 1990s. He was an ally of the banking and credit card industries.
He chaired the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings that gave short shrift to the sexual harassment allegations raised by Anita Hill. He backed crime legislation that many blamed for helping fuel an explosion in prison populations. He eulogized Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), who rose to prominence as a segregationist. He backed the Iraq war.
I think older black voters trust Joe Biden. They hear all the smears about him. They look at everyone else running for President. They still come down to trusting him enough to vote for him over anyone else.