We don't need a Biden campaign, we need a shadow president to fill Trump's leadership void
While President Donald Trump is having Twitter feuds, a pandemic is raging, the economy is collapsing and American cities are burning. We need presidential leadership, not just in the political sense, but in the moral sense. And we can’t wait until January to get it.
There has been a lot of discussion about how presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden should go about campaigning in this extraordinary time in American history, and the answer is that he shouldn’t. We don’t need a presidential campaign, we need a president. And the man currently sitting in the Oval Office just isn’t up to the job.
In times of crisis, running the government is only part of the president’s duties. The president speaks for the nation — and to the nation — setting the tone and calling us to action. Whatever you think of George W. Bush’s policies, his finest presidential hour was standing up for Muslims after the 9/11 attacks. In that moment, he channeled what is best in us and called us to rise above the fear and the hatred and live up to America’s promise. I don’t think any of us can imagine President Trump doing something like that, now or ever.
Biden can be a moral leader now
But that is exactly what America needs. Tens of millions of Americans are out of work. There’s a culture war brewing over the coronavirus pandemic and it’s a war that could literally kill tens of thousands of Americans ...
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