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Biden Eschews Anger, Hoping 'Unity' Can Lift Him To The Presidency


Added 05-19-19 10:07:01am EST - “The former vice president, who saw Barack Obama win twice on a unifying message, is betting that will win out over anger. Will that be enough for Democrats, who feel they have good reason to be angry?” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Biden Eschews Anger, Hoping 'Unity' Can Lift Him To The Presidency”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally in Philadelphia Saturday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

Many Democrats are angry. They're angry with President Trump's election and what it represents. And they're angry about the direction of the country, and the inequities in American life.

So it would make sense that the person running for the Democratic nomination for president would channel that anger. President Trump did it to win over the Republican base in 2016, saying he gladly carries the "mantle of anger."

The Democrat tried to put forward a message of unity Saturday at a major campaign rally in Philadelphia before 6,000 people, according to a security official with the campaign, capping off his presidential campaign kickoff.

"Some say Democrats don't want to hear about unity," Biden said. "That they are angry– and the angrier you are – the better. That's what they are saying to have to do to win the Democratic nomination. Well, I don't believe it. I believe Democrats want to unify this nation. That's what we've always been about. Unity."

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