2019-05-01 12:15:35

Will a Joe Biden Candidacy Ensure Repeat of 2016 Debacle?



Former Vice President Joe Biden triumphantly entered a crowded field of Democratic candidates last week brushing aside myriad criticisms. Biden's video announcement singularly focused on President Donald Trump's response to the Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist rally and concluded that the 2020 election would be a "battle for the soul of the nation."

Polls have already begun to center Biden as the new front runner and the Firefighters Union threw its weight behind him, shockingly early in the race. But many fear Biden's candidacy would trigger a repeat of the disastrous 2016 race when Hillary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Nomination, and then lost the electoral college vote to Trump.

Sonali speaks with Arun Gupta, an investigative journalist who has written for dozens of publications including the Washington Post, the Guardian, The Nation, Salon, and Raw Story. He is also author of the forthcoming book, "Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction," and a regular news correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali.

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