Profile:  Joe Biden

By | January 23, 2020

[January 23, 2020]  “Uncle Joe,” “Quid Pro Joe,” and “Sleepy Joe” are just a few of the nicknames recently hurled Joe Biden’s way.  These tell a story, one that I will retell here with Joe Biden’s character. Joe Biden was one of the youngest ever to win a U.S. Senate race and later became Vice President of the United States.  His career in politics has been long and his political tenacity is legendary

Like all leading Democratic candidates running for President of the U.S., Biden has shifted his politics leftward.  Often referred to as the “candidate most likely to beat Trump” and called a “moderate,” he has successfully drawn upon his association with President Obama.  Many claim Biden is too old to run for president and they are buoyed in their argument by his verbal gaffes and stumbles on the campaign trail.1  There is talk about him having early dementia.

With the lengthy political career of Joe Biden, it is easy to layout his main characteristics:

  • Outgoing and Congenial
  • Accommodating
  • Ambitious
  • Compassionate
  • Loyal to his state of Delaware and his friends
  • Resilient
  • Unrepentant
  • Inspires Hope and Appeals to the Heart

America is strongest when we lead not only with the example of our power but the power of our example.” – Joe Biden, U.S. Presidential candidate2

I pulled this quote off the Joe Biden for President website.  I used it because I had difficulty finding a decent quote.  I looked on BrainyQuote (see link here for Biden quotes) and other sites but the words used were somehow unsatisfactory.  Being on his official site titled “Joe’s Vision for America,” it tells us something about the man Joe Biden.

Joe Biden lacks clarity in his words and deeds.  His obscure vision for America and his arguments about why he should be elected President shows an unattended problem.  He seems unable to respond fluidly in debates with his rivals and even on a scripted campaign trail.  This difficulty will continue to haunt his candidacy and is his biggest challenge.

Biden has a good chance of being the Democratic nominee (currently he is the front-runner) and a chance at becoming president.  He does have a problem with apologizing for his past behavior, even when there is nothing wrong with it.3  Joe Biden also has a developing scandal involving his son Hunter Biden.  Biden’s past continues to hold him back in his campaign.

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  1. https://www.newyorker.com/news/current/joe-biden-stumbles-again-on-race-at-the-fifth-democratic-debate
  2. https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNqtmoZT6vE
Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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38 thoughts on “Profile:  Joe Biden

  1. Greg Heyman

    I’m not impressed and neither are the Ohio voters. Just look at his current numbers.

    1. old warrior

      Old Joe says he can kick peoples butt. But, we all know, it’s all words and nothing to back it up. Joe Biden is a liar. But the real problem for America is that he is corrupt to the core and so is his family. Just ask the people he stepped on in Delaware where he is from. Joe Biden is a pussy.

  2. Max Foster

    I hope that Joe Biden is not having dementia problems. It is important that his ideas get aired completely and exactly as he wants them to be. I do think that most people would reject those ideas outright if they heard them. The problem is with his messaging of them. I agree that he is not clear but, in fact, very vague and uses grandiose terms to fool folks into believing in him. His practical track record is poor. Let’s give him the chance he wants.

    1. Wesley Brown

      I agree. Let’s air all their ideas of all the candidates and see who floats to the top.

  3. Drew Dill

    At least Joe Biden has stabilized his campaign by raising more money and tamping down rumors about him having some form of dementia.

  4. Bryan Lee

    From Rolling Stone Magazine. Biden’s Signature Apology (I guess that’s what ‘woke’ Democrat politicians have to do these days, yuck). “I’m sorry I didn’t understand more,” Biden told reporters after being rebuked by multiple women for his space-invader style of politics. Personally, I think he was just trying to be friendly.

    1. José Luis Rodriguez

      Yes, and I noticed that Rolling Stone also has a section (believe it or not) for their “signature apology.” I would disagree that Biden is an apologist. They are all apologists and he doesn’t stand out any more than the rest of them all.

      1. Marcia BT

        Apologizing is a feature of those who pander. Joe Biden is a panderer extremist. Ha Ha Ha. …..

  5. Janna Faulkner

    Love this website. Keep up this political series. Very educational and, at times, entertaining.

  6. LBJ Fan

    Project Veritas recently showed several Bernie Sanders campaign officials recommending gulags and reeducation camps for their political opponents. Proof on the videos (so not fake). What has Joe Biden said about those who recommend violence if Donald Trump is re-elected president? Zero, crickets. Violence is okay if it supports what Joe is doing. This says a lot about Joe’s character and that is not good.

    1. Kenny Foster

      Welcome LBJ fan. I see you are new to the comment section. We are happy to see you hear. Yes, Project Veritas is a pain in the side of cheaters, liars, and psychopaths (well, maybe not psychopaths). You are correct however that Joe Biden has not said anything, to my knowledge and that is a bad thing for us all.
      https://www.projectveritas.com/

  7. Joe the Aussie

    You Americans sure know how to have entertainment in your elections. Best to you all. Cheers from you neighbors down under!

    1. Gil Johnson

      You got that right and thanks Joe. To make things more interesting, Hillary Clinton (who lost to Pres Trump) has jumped in to give her opinions. Like pouring gasoline on a fire. She has set the Democrat Party ablaze. I’m just warming up my dinner meal from the heat of her hate and viciousness.

      1. Lynn Pitts

        Some say that Hillary is a fake leader. I say no! She is smart, well connected, and has ambitions that would make Elizabeth Warren blush. Hillary’s goal is to destroy what she cannot have. There is a mental problem here and we Americans are darn lucky she was not elected President in the last election.

    2. Tracey Brockman

      Welcome back, Joe. Haven’t heard from you in a while. Just couldn’t say away. Ha Ha. Good to see you still have your sense of humor. You might not understand the complete dynamics of our election process but it won’t keep you from “seeing” the leadership issues addressed in Gen. Satterfield’s blog. Hope you guys get those wild fires under control.

  8. AJayJr

    I like Joe Biden and agree with the main list of characteristics. I don’t agree with the analysis that VP Joe Biden has scandals in his closet or that they will impact his election bid to beat Trump. We will see that even the media knows it and will ignore what conservatives have tried to do to him. Joe is a good man. His family is not him. His son Hunter has problems but should not reflect negatively upon Joe. I hope he wins the nomination and so far it looks like he will.

    1. Ed Berkmeister

      He’s running neck and neck with Bernie Sanders so far. I’ll wait for the outcome and I continue to find the internal fight to be entertaining but not informative. Thank you for being on with us AJayJr. We all are looking for different ways of seeing leadership in action.

    2. Albert Ayer

      Welcome AJayJr. Hope you enjoy the site and continue to contribute. 😊

  9. Willie Shrumburger

    When you’re under the spotlight as often and as long as Joe Biden, there is going to be problems raised about your fitness for office. We all make mistakes, but not all make incredibly stupid mistakes. Joe has been wrong on foreign affairs issues for so long that it’s a running joke among the elite in Washington DC. “How do you know what to do on a problem in the Middle East? Ask Joe Biden and do the opposite.” That’s the way things get done. I hope I’m not right.

    1. Wilson Cox

      I think you are right on target with this analysis. I says that our elites (leaders in other terms) are just like the rest of us. They may be smart and experienced but some of their decision making is way off base. Keep up this series, Gen. Satterfield. I’m enjoying every word.

      1. Jamie C.

        Hi Yusaf, I’m also from Texas — Lubbock to be exact. I like this blog.

  10. Gladys Bates

    A friend recommended this site to me because it targets leadership and pushes the idea that leadership is learned. I enjoy it so far. This current grouping of Pres contenders is interesting so I forwarded them to others at my work.

    1. Joe Omerrod

      Welcome aboard Gladys B. We hope you will stay and make more educated comments. We love hearing from all perspectives.

  11. Tom Bushmaster

    Joe Biden’s past is full of scandals. The fake media just chooses to ignore them.

  12. Eva Easterbrook

    When he’s not mumbling or bumbling his words, Joe Biden still doesn’t make much sense. People, I think, who support him just don’t like Pres Trump and they would vote for a water buffalo running against Trump. So Joe is really “slow Joe” and not much more.

    1. Ronny Fisher

      I love grandpa Joe, I just wouldn’t want him to be in charge of anything, ever. Much abliged Eva for pointing this out.

    2. Dennis Mathes

      Hi Eva. Yes, I also think it’s TDS, Trump Derangement Syndrome. These people don’t get out of the parent’s basement much or the echo chamber they stay in (it’s comfortable and non-threatening).

  13. Scotty Bush

    This is great. A mini-series here is just fantastic and I’m learning a lot about the “real” people and not some expert induced hysteria generated by a wet-behind-the-ears college graduate with zero experience in the world. Thanks to Gen. Satterfield for this boost.

    1. Doug Smith

      Scotty, you got that right. Cutting right to the chase and no holds barred. Today’s article on Biden is really a sweet one for the ages.

    2. Harry Donner

      It’s like watching your favorite tv series, can’t wait for the next one. I like the website that Gen. Satterfield runs but also these over the past few days are really spot on.

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