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Is Ex VP Biden the Democratic Ace in the 2020 Presidential race? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Would his past allow him to last? There’s history and then there’s his story!

The ex-Vice President jumped straight into the political foray, seeming unaware that things have changed a lot from his day.  Ex Vice President Biden’s senate career began in 1973 when he was 30 years old, and the youngest age allowed by the Constitution. It was a different era.  Then all 100 senators were men and the sole black senator, Edward Brooke, was a Republican.  

Now, the Democratic Party is a much younger party, more female and less white. Biden will face an African-American woman, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, and a Samoan-American woman, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, as well as perhaps two black men, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Attorney General Eric Holder, and three white women, Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.      Continue reading

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