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Why the Democrats need Joe Biden

Why the Democrats need Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly "leaning" in favor of running for president. He is certainly sending out a lot of feelers, talking to backers and doing what you'd do if you wanted to run. (But then, so did Mitt Romney, before reconsidering.) Now Biden, 72, is even older than Hillary Clinton, 67. In an era touting "outsiders," Biden has served even longer in public, elected office (since 1970 in local office and 1973 in the Senate) than Hillary Clinton. They both served at the top levels of the Obama administration and are not about to run against him or his record. Biden doesn't even have the advantage of being another identity politics symbol...

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