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Joe Biden for President

Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s moderate candidate. The seventy-seven-year-old long-term senator from Delaware was Barack Obama’s Vice President. Biden has had a tragic personal life: his first wife and daughter died in a traffic accident in the 1970s, and in 2015 he lost his eldest son to brain cancer. Biden is an establishment figure with solid support from the Democratic Party. Nevertheless, he did not look convincing as a 2020 presidential candidate until a crucial endorsement came from Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American Democrat in Congress. This led to wins across the Southern states, and the backing of prominent figures, including former presidential contenders Pete Buttigieg — the first openly gay candidate in American history — and Michael Bloomberg, a former Republican and one of the richest people in the world. A week later, Biden went on to win Michigan – another delegate-rich state – as well as Mississippi and Missouri. Critics think Biden “old-fashioned and un-presidential” as he has a tendency to make verbal mistakes or gaffes (calling Super Tuesday “Super Thursday”, for example.) He has faced Republican insinuations about his younger son’s business activities in the Ukraine, and a number of women have called his conduct towards them “inappropriate.”