NAfter various other high-ranking Democrats, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has officially backed Joe Biden as the party’s presidential candidate. At these times, the country needed a leader and president like Biden, Clinton said on Tuesday in a public online listing with Biden. You can hardly wait until Biden moves into the White House. “I wish you were President now,” she said at Biden’s address.
Clinton warned that it would be good for the country if there was a president in this crisis who was based on science and facts and brought America together – and not just someone who “played one (president) on TV”.
Biden thanked Clinton and said she should have been president at the time. Clinton himself ran for the Democrats in the 2016 election – but was then defeated by Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Avoid the drama of 2016
After the retirement of left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders, Biden is virtually a challenger for incumbent Trump in the presidential election in early November – well before the Democratic primary ends. The candidate’s official freestyle is scheduled for a Democrat nomination party in the summer.
Over the past few weeks, Democrats have been trying to gather the party behind Biden: Sanders and other previous internal candidates for the presidential bid pledged their support, as did former American President Barack Obama or House President Nancy Pelosi. Biden was Vice President under Obama from 2009 to 2017.
In the 2016 election, there had been fierce internal struggles over the Democratic presidential candidacy: Sanders had already tried to be nominated back then, but was defeated in the primaries by Clinton. The fight between Sanders and Clinton left a lot of bad blood in the party. Some saw Trump’s election victory in 2016 favored by this. Many Democrats want to avoid a similar drama with all their might this time.