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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 04:56 PM

 

Washington Post-Opinion: Biden's heart-on-his-sleeve campaign

I want someone who is as different from trump as possible. I agree with the premise of this Washington Post editorial


In a race in which candidates are jockeying to be the most un-Trumpian candidate — whether by intellect, ideology, experience or vitality — Americans are reminded he is a man of decency, kindness and loyalty.
This is the polar opposite of a president who gives a thumbs-up with an baby orphaned by the El Paso shooting, who brags about crowd size on a day of mourning and who attacks opponents in between stops with survivors and their grieving families. Trump is entirely lacking in empathy and sincerity; Biden has a surplus of both.....

We may be in an age that is far too snarky, cynical and polarized for that message. It is certainly understandable that older voters who’ve lived in a United States that is kinder, gentler and more unified would appreciate that message.

However, building a presidential campaign based not on policy plans but on emotion, aspiration and inspiration is a very contemporary phenomenon. Bill Clinton’s “I feel your pain” and Barack Obama’s hope and change reflected an awareness that voters want more than PowerPoint presentations from their president. They want to know he or she sees, understands and cares deeply about them.




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Gothmog Aug 2019 OP
stonecutter357 Aug 2019 #1
FloridaBlues Aug 2019 #2
melman Aug 2019 #3
BannonsLiver Aug 2019 #5
Gothmog Aug 2019 #7
melman Aug 2019 #17
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #38
saidsimplesimon Aug 2019 #6
Gothmog Aug 2019 #9
saidsimplesimon Aug 2019 #10
Princetonian Aug 2019 #12
saidsimplesimon Aug 2019 #15
Princetonian Aug 2019 #27
Gothmog Aug 2019 #43
Cha Aug 2019 #24
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #39
Gothmog Aug 2019 #32
Gothmog Aug 2019 #33
Cha Aug 2019 #14
Cha Aug 2019 #13
melman Aug 2019 #18
Cha Aug 2019 #19
melman Aug 2019 #20
Cha Aug 2019 #23
melman Aug 2019 #25
Cha Aug 2019 #26
Gothmog Aug 2019 #35
Cha Aug 2019 #36
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #40
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #37
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #4
Gothmog Aug 2019 #8
brer cat Aug 2019 #11
JI7 Aug 2019 #29
Scurrilous Aug 2019 #16
Politicub Aug 2019 #21
Tiggeroshii Aug 2019 #22
Cha Aug 2019 #34
Princetonian Aug 2019 #28
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #41
Princetonian Aug 2019 #42
Iliyah Aug 2019 #30
oasis Aug 2019 #31

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:00 PM

1. K&R

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:06 PM

2. Compassion and experienced that's Biden.

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:10 PM

3. Jennifer Rubin

 

Right winger. NEXT
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Response to melman (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:18 PM

5. What's next?

 

The suspense is killing me. I hope it'll last.
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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:51 PM

7. This

 


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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:37 PM

17. Probably another awful OP-ED from another awful Republican

 

Unfortunately.
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Response to melman (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:28 AM

38. She has been quite critical of Trump and Republican leaders. Michael Steele, Steve Schmidt,

 

Joe Scarborough can contribute sound political analysis without letting their firmer or current political affiliation obscure their judgement. Some Dem politicians have hired such analysts who have been on the other side to advise them.
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Response to melman (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:37 PM

6. "Next" is succinct

 

My vote is based on independent research. Emotional appeals do tweak my desire for unity.
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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:56 PM

9. I like Joe because he is the most electable candidate

 


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:06 PM

10. Oh, Gothmog

 

I worked in marketing. My job was to "sell" AT&T". That said, any candidate is electable. Retire that "trope", please and thank you.
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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:14 PM

12. Warren has a 1% share of black voters. Try to "sell" that as "electable" in a general election.

 

"Biden, Harris, and Booker overperform among black Democratic voters, while Warren receives 1% in this group."

http://echeloninsights.com/wp-content/uploads/Omnibus-August-2019_Dem-Primary.pdf


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Response to Princetonian (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:19 PM

15. I agree, Warren needs POC to win.

 

Perhaps she is listening?
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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:38 PM

27. Needing is not getting. Listening is not hearing. Warren is not Biden.

 

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:25 AM

43. Biden's continued strength with Black voters has to be very concerning for other candidates.

 


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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:21 PM

24. He's not going to "retire" anything if

 

that's what he thinks.
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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:32 AM

39. Yes! Do not need to retire informed opinions.

 

Thanks for running Joe.
America and the world need you.
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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:00 PM

33. It is hard to fake real compassion

 


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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:15 PM

14. That's fascinating.

 

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Response to melman (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:14 PM

13. Thanks for kicking the thread by trying to kill the messenger

 

of this brilliant OP, melman.
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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:38 PM

18. Not into Republican pundits

 

Sorry.
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Response to melman (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:42 PM

19. And, ya did it again.

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:44 PM

20. Don't care

 

Not everyone is obsessed with thread bumping.
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Response to melman (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:20 PM

23. Right... keeping on Kicking!

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:22 PM

25. No, really

 

I'm serious.

Some people endlessly bump the same tired threads in the middle of the night. But not me! I'm not into that.
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Response to melman (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:30 PM

26. Jennifer Rubin is right about this.

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 12:06 AM

35. Yes she is right on this

 


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 12:10 AM

36. Sweet!

 



Mahalo, Goth!
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:35 AM

40. Nice!

 

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Response to melman (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:23 AM

37. That fact makes her insight more valuable. And illustrates the wide appeal Biden has.

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:13 PM

4. First article I have seen that captures what distinguishes Biden from rest of the field, what his

 

appeal is all about. Beyond this emotional appeal, he is the most job-specific qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced candidate.

However, building a presidential campaign based not on policy plans but on emotion, aspiration and inspiration is a very contemporary phenomenon. Bill Clinton’s “I feel your pain” and Barack Obama’s hope and change reflected an awareness that voters want more than PowerPoint presentations from their president. They want to know he or she sees, understands and cares deeply about them.


Fix the damage, Joe
The world needs you
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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:52 PM

8. I agree

 


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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:11 PM

11. I agree.

 

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:46 PM

29. this isn't exactly accurate. Biden doesn't need to focus as much on specific

 

plans becsuse he has been in office for a long time and was vp so people already feel they know him and what he stands for.

this is not the case with others.

but bill Clinton and Obama DID have to focus on issues but they were pretty mainstream democratic positions.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:35 PM

16. K&R

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:54 PM

21. None of the other candidates can talk about the American idea

 

more eloquently than Biden. His ads have amazing production values and leave me feeling positive about him. This ad is heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. I didn’t know he was sworn in at the hospital at Beau’s bedside.

The other candidate who comes close to painting a picture of a healed America is Williamson. I know a lot of people are dismissive of her, but she has a gift for making an emotional connection.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:16 PM

22. He would quite the facelift to the shitshow we have right now.

 

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:10 PM

34. Thanks?

 

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:42 PM

28. Typo in the first sentence of Rubin's oped.

 

This is Biden’s strength — his ability to bear his own soul in a way that offers to let others do the same and seek consolation and comfort.


Shouldn't that be "bare" not "bear"?
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Response to Princetonian (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:38 AM

41. Yes. She meant "bare."

 

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #41)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:15 AM

42. That's the first time I ever saw a typo in a WaPo oped.

 

I recall Rubin trashing President Obama regularly for eight years. Perhaps her revulsion for Trump has skewed her normally acerbic mockery of all Democratic policy initiatives.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:56 PM

30. VP Biden cares . . .

 

sincerely.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:36 PM

31. Trump's polar opposite nt

 

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