Joe Biden addresses an audience in the Bay Area this weekend after his debate…..
He stay’s on message even as Kamala Harris tries to budge him off of it due to his past working with lawmakers that where supporters of segregation…
When his family left Pennsylvania for Delaware, Biden said, “I moved to a state where there was still an ongoing, real, genuine struggle on segregation and rights related to the African-American community.”
He added, “That’s how I got involved as a kid in politics, and that’s how I got involved as a public defender.”
Biden said President Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, in which a white supremacist killed an anti-racist protester, led him to enter the 2020 race.
“The fact of the matter is I never thought I’d see that in my lifetime,” Biden said of the “Unite the Right” rally. “I think we’re in a battle for the soul of this country.”
The audience at Jacobs’ home included executives from the tech industry and major Bay Area donors to former President Barack Obama’s campaigns, each of whom paid between $250 and $2,800 to attend the event. It was the last of three Bay Area fundraisers Biden attended after stops in San Francisco and Belvedere on Friday.
“I know I get criticized: ‘Biden says he can bring the country together,’” Biden said. “Well, guess what, I refuse to accept ‘He’s the old guy.’ I refuse to accept the status quo.”
The message of unity was what won over Biden supporter Deborah Suppes, a Palo Alto developer, who said she thought Biden did better in the debate than the national reaction suggested.
“He can speak to the whole country and help to bring us together,” Suppes said as she left the fundraiser, “and I think at this point we need to be brought together.”…
Bernie Sanders has come Biden defense on the age issue….
(He should..He’s a year older than Biden…)
After the debate, Sanders came to Biden’s defense by saying the attacks were a form of “ageism.” Sanders would become the oldest president if elected to office.
President Donald Trump, who is 73, took a shot at Biden’s age the day after the former vice president announced he was a contender for president, and has since referred to Biden as “Sleepy Joe” and questioned his mental capacity.
“I just feel like a young man. I’m so young. I can’t believe it. I’m the youngest person. I am a young, vibrant man,” Trump said before continuing, “I look at Joe? I don’t know about him. I don’t know.”…