BY Benjamin ClarkJuly 8, 2024
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Bernie Sanders Firmly Backs Biden, Asserts He Can Overcome Trump

According to the New York Post, Senator Bernie Sanders has endorsed President Joe Biden's re-election, explicitly supporting his capability to succeed against former President Donald Trump.

In recent statements, Sanders conveyed robust support for Biden, underlining Biden's accomplishments and potential to outperform Trump in the forthcoming presidential race despite internal dissent and critique.

Sanders Defends Biden Amid Age Concerns

Senator Bernie Sanders, at 82, stood by President Joe Biden, 81, amid widespread discussions regarding Biden’s age and capabilities. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sanders expressed his disapproval of the meetings designed to replace Biden as the Democratic nominee.

Concerns about Biden's cognitive ability peaked following his debate performance against Donald Trump. Post-debate, Biden attributed the challenges to cold rather than any cognitive decline. Still, his performance led to evaluations of his Camp David campaign by advisors and family members.

Despite this bump, at least five House Democrats have declared that Biden should not seek reelection. Moreover, Senator Mark Warner, viewed by Sanders as a conservative Democrat, has voiced the need for a candidate who is perceived as more competent mentally.

Historical Context Around Biden's Performance

Biden's recent debate performance became a focal discussion point. Not only did former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump weigh in, commenting negatively on his performance, but it also prompted Biden to reassess the vigor of his campaign strategy.

Donald Trump described Biden as having "choked" during the debate; meanwhile, Obama straightforwardly admitted the presentation was "bad." These highlights underline the gravity of the situation for Biden, casting shadows on his re-election campaign.

However, Biden remained determined to counter these perceptions, asserting his ongoing capability to fulfill presidential duties. "I don’t debate as well as I used to — but I can still do this job," Biden reassured.

Bernie Sanders' Arguments for Biden's Candidacy

Bernie Sanders issued a plea for focus on policy and substantial issues, citing Biden’s long-standing dedication to beneficial policies, such as support for Social Security and the child tax credit.

These policies reflect a consistent commitment to the working class, which Sanders believes should be the focal point of Biden's campaign narrative.

Addressing the criticisms and age concerns, Sanders acknowledged Biden’s not being as articulate as in the past, a point of contention for some.

"Biden is old, he’s not as articulate as he once was," Sanders admitted, highlighting the need to concentrate on more significant policy-driven discussions rather than physical or presentational abilities.

"He has to say, ‘I am prepared to take on corporate greed, massive income, and wealth inequality, and stand with the working class in this country.' He does that, he’s going to win and win big,” Sanders projected about Biden’s campaign focus.

Sanders' Stand Against Party Fractures

Despite internal calls and public speculation on Biden’s potential resignation, Sanders remains a staunch ally. He has refused to participate in any meetings intended to consider an alternative Democratic candidate, emphasizing unity and focusing on policy priorities over internal disputes.

"No, I have not been invited. No, I will not attend," affirmed Sanders, rejecting any notion of disloyalty or support for movements against Biden within the party.

Sanders emphasized, "President Biden can defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in the history of this country," underscoring the stakes of the upcoming election and positioning Biden as the essential candidate to confront and beat Trump.

Conclusion

Bernie Sanders’ firm advocacy for President Biden amidst doubts about Biden’s age and health emphasizes the importance of focusing on accomplishments and policy standpoints rather than superficial traits.

With the presidential race looming, Sanders positions himself distinctly in support of Biden, urging the electorate and his party to focus on the broader implications of policy and governance rather than personality or presentation capabilities. Biden continues to advocate for his capacity to serve effectively, supported by long-time allies and substantial policy credentials.

Written by: Benjamin Clark

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