Everything old is new again – Is Joe Biden what the DNC needs or everything it’s trying to avoid?

Everything old is new again – Is Joe Biden what the DNC needs or everything it’s trying to avoid?

March 11, 20192 min read

It’s already a packed race with lots of political all-stars from the centre, left of centre and far left regions of the Democratic Party looking to be the one to face off against Donald Trump in 2020.

It seems the only real heavy hitter left to jump in officially is former Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden has been seen by many as the ‘one’ who can not only beat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but is likely one of only a few candidates with the political chops, thick enough skin and backbone to withstand the barrage of personal and political insults that will come with facing off against the President’s no holds barred approach to campaigning.

Now Biden’s resume speaks for itself.  But this isn’t his first kick at the DNC can. Previous attempts at running to lead the party have flopped.

As well, the new crop of DNC politicians represents a new age of thinking.  This new group is younger, feistier, more diverse and very much further to the left than the Democrats of the last 30 years – and though popular, is Joe Biden, who is 76 years old, part of the previous democratic establishment that America rejected in 2016?  

Another angle to consider is that this will be Biden’s third attempt to lead the DNC – do the Democrats risk, with all due respect, opting for its version of Bob Dole out of obligation as opposed to choosing a fresh face more aligned with the current party?  

There are a lot of questions to be asked and that’s where our experts can help. Mark Caleb Smith is the Director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University. Mark is available to speak with media regarding the long journey to lead the DNC in 20220. Simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.

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    Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science

    Dr. Smith is an expert in American politics, campaigns & elections, and constitutional law.

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