Biden’s faults may not hinder him because of President Trump

Joe Biden arrives at a train station in Wilmington, Delaware, earlier this week after announcing his candidacy. Picture: AP /Matt Slocum

Biden getting the Democrat nomination hinges on his capacity to grasp the soul of America, writes Terry Prone

In any earlier Presidential election, Joe Biden could have been squelched by age, neck-nuzzling or the Anita Hill thing. This time around, he has a good chance of surmounting all of the above, simply because of The Donald.

If Biden were to become the Democrat’s nominee, the age thing can’t be a major factor, since Trump is only four years younger than he is.

Then there’s the lying thing. Some US news sites now run a weekly “Fact Check” feature on the current President’s utterances. When he makes a claim, some researcher or reporter goes off to the record, or to primary sources, and finds out whether the statement is true or false.

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