U.S. president Joe Biden is not Canada’s friend. It is not all that likely that Joe Biden would have time to find Canada on a world map. This poor guy gets all the problems of this crazy world thrown at him. And we think he has time to worry about us? Canada is the least of his problems.
The first consideration when you look at Joe Biden is that he is really too old for the job. Biden has spent his life as a second-string American politician. He represented Delaware in the Senate. Nobody takes Delaware seriously except for its corporate-friendly positions. He won the senate seat by a fluke and stayed for more than 35 years. Americans are parochial and do not care about the rest of the world so he specialized in foreign affairs and stayed out of trouble.
Biden’s first run at the U.S. presidency was in 1987. He used an accusation that he had plagiarized part of a speech, to drop out when he found little support. He tried again 20 years later and found that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton left little chance for him.
But he was a good solution for vice president for Obama. He was the ideal guy to look after the rust-belt states and he had some traction with the right wing because of his stand on supporting police and longer sentences for crimes. Compared to a left-wing Democrat such as Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden is definitely less progressive.
In choosing a Democrat who could defeat Trump in 2020, the party had slim pickings. It could not bring back Hillary Clinton. There were comers like Kamilla Harris and the Energizer bunny, Senator Sanders but nobody that was guaranteed to defeat Trump. Yet it was ‘good ole’ Joe Biden that made the cut. And the Biden-Harris duo delivered the goods.
But the nation remains in trouble. Trump is not finished. The supreme court has been politicized to serve the Republicans. Gerrymandering is rampant in the red states. In a nation divided, they will rise again.
Biden has China and Russia to resolve. The Russian troops are massed at the Ukraine. And you want Biden to worry about Canada’s complaints? Get real.
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