Joe Biden is surging among Democratic presidential contenders with 38 percent of the vote - and 56 percent of Democrat-leaning voters believe he has the best shot of beating President Trump in the 2020 election, according to a national poll released Tuesday. You can tell he's really scared of Biden.
Biden, who entered the race last week and held his first campaign rally in Pittsburgh on Monday, is outpacing Sen.
But that's what many Democrats, including Biden, want to change.
"We have to choose hope over fear, unity over divisions and maybe most importantly truth over lies", Mr. Biden said to cheers.
Biden also repeatedly said he would undo Trump's tax cuts, complaining that the benefits had accumulated with wealthy Americans and corporations.
For all his pretended persona as "middle class Joe", which he put forward again during his stump speech, Biden is well aware of the social gulf between these rotten organizations and the workers who are trapped in them, to say nothing of the millions more workers who have nothing to do with the unions at all.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law 20th Anniversary Gala in Las Vegas, Dec. 1, 2018.
Joe Biden, now 76 years old, may be a voice for the working class, but as young Americans continue to gain a political voice, it may be the youth who Biden needs for a path to victory. Biden announced his plans to run for president, is a familiar face among labor groups having protested with labor organizations for decades.
"I'll never get the support of Dues Crazy union leadership, those people who rip-off their membership with ridiculously high dues, medical and other expenses while being paid a fortune".
Trump disparaged both Biden and the endorsement in tweets claiming support from rank-and-file union members.
Most of Biden's remarks on Monday centered on economic issues of concern to middle-class voters, who comprised much of President Trump's support in 2016.
In his speech, Mr. Biden checked off a few boxes on the liberal wish list, including raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and calling health care "a right, not a privilege".
Sounding a populist theme, Biden also criticized General Motors for closing a number of auto plants "the second they hit hard times", and moving production to Mexico. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas - with 96,926 individuals who "chipped in" on the first day.