DURHAM – Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Charlotte and Durham in June as part of his American Promise Tour. With a bulging field of Democrats vying for the presidential nomination for the 2020 election, this tour is arguably the beginning of Biden’s push to oust President Donald Trump.
“Biden kicked off the tour in November in New York City in support of his book “Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose.” The book chronicles his son Beau’s fatal battle with brain cancer as Biden pondered whether to run for the presidency in 2015.
No moderators have been announced for the stops June 6 at the Durham Performing Arts Center or June 13 at Charlotte’s Belk Theater. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the venue box offices or at Ticketmaster.com.
In his appearance last November in Schenectady, N.Y., Biden “exuded the generosity and fellow-feeling that has been part of his public persona for decades,” the Times Union reported.
“There was only one mention of Donald Trump, when Biden wrapped up remarks on the progress in cancer therapies by noting that the newly installed president wanted to cut research funding by billions. Except for that, Biden served up nothing but praise — for his family, his staff, his former boss Barack Obama and his family, even Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.””
EVEN Mitch McConnell. Seems like the grooming of a brand for Good Ol’ Joe to sell in 2020, playing the role of a uniter while peddling the policies of the Left.
The other contenders for the Democratic nomination might as well be competing for the crown of fiercest progressive social justice warrior, so Joe may play well to a Democratic base that is likely starving for for someone that isn’t completely removed from reality.
Still, though he fancies himself a brawler, when it comes to Trump and his MAGA policies, Joe would go down for the count.
Read more about Biden’s campaign t….err…American Promise Tour here.