Biden’s Lifelong-cherished Dream Comes True
Supporters of Biden see him as a long-time foreign-policy specialist, with three decades in the Senate and eight years as a former vice-president
Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party nomination to run against incumbent president Donald Trump, naming Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate – the first black woman and South Asian American in the role. He served as the US senator for Delaware for more than three decades, chairing the committee on Foreign Relations for several years and the Senate Judiciary Committee for eight years. He also served as Vice President for two terms during the Obama administration as they are close friends. Even though Obama has described his deputy as “the best US vice president of all time”, Biden has been attacked throughout his tenure at the White House.
Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, believes that Biden has been mistaken for the past four decades on almost all big international and national security policy issues.
Analysts see that mentioning his friendship with Obama in his campaign is an attempt to win the votes of black people.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. At the age of ten, his family moved to Delaware for better work opportunities. In 1968, Biden received a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He then joined a law firm in the city of Wilmington and became active in the democratic party before he was elected to the Newcastle city council in 1970 and started his own law firm a year later. Biden won the race against popular Republican incumbent J Caleb Boggs in 1972 to become the 5th youngest US senator in history. His family life was full of tragedy however; a tragic car accident killed his wife and one-year old daughter and severely injured his two young sons.
Biden was inconsolable taking the oath of office from his sons’ hospital room. Biden remarried in 1977 to Jill Jacobs they had a daughter named Ashley.
Despite the threat of coronavirus and the anti-racism protests since summer 2020, Joe Biden managed to win elections, and defeated Donald Trump in the last US presidential elections. Trump has been making unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, spurring some fellow Republicans to speak up that the rhetoric should be toned down.
Biden, in return, accused his rival of “dragging the country into further division and anger,” confirming that he “will be a leader to get the country out of this dark season.”
Biden has also pledged to adopt a national strategy to fight the Coronavirus, starting from the first day of his presidency.
Biden was nominated for the first time for the US presidency in 1988, yet, he withdrew after he admitted he transmitted a speech delivered by the British Labor Party leader, Neil Kinnock. At the same time, his rhetoric, when he claimed in a speech, that his predecessors were working in coal mines, did not get the opportunities they deserved. But Biden’s order was quickly exposed, and newspapers revealed that the statement was stolen from the Kinnock speeches whose predecessors were already miners.
Biden’s foreign policy position have included pushing for the limiting of arms to the former Soviet Union, promoting stability in Balkans, calling for actions to end the genocide in Darfur and expanding NATO to include former Soviet-bloc nations.
Biden’s other foreign policy positions include waiting to better coordinate intelligence law enforcement and cyber infrastructures with Europe while closing foreign money loopholes. He wants to return to the Obama era 2015 JCPOA deal with Iran which eased sanctions on Tehran, in exchange for limiting its nuclear production and cooperating with inspections. Meanwhile, Biden wants Israel to stop settlement activities in the occupied territories and give more aid to Gaza, but he also opposed to BDS movement. He also backs up the two states solution and plans to keep the US embassy in Jerusalem but doesn’t support Israel plans to annex the west bank.
Supporters of Biden see him as a long-time foreign-policy specialist, with three decades in the Senate and eight years as a former vice-president. Biden’s opponents, however, doubt his promises of reform, since they see him as the son of the governing establishment based in Washington.