This line is about being against Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren…
Biden is a long time veteran of the US Senate who makes no bones about his NOT having a problem with working with Republicans in Congress…
THAT doesn’t please some progressives…
But DOES earn Biden support among moderate/centrist Democrat’s …..
Key Senate Republicans say they can see themselves working with Joe Biden if he is elected president, bolstering the centrist Democratic candidate’s claims that he would be able to break through legislative gridlock in Washington.
As the former vice president has slipped in some polls compared to liberal firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), he has emphasized his track record working with Republican colleagues to pass bipartisan legislation.
Biden earlier this year proclaimed that Republicans would have “an epiphany” and start working more with Democrats once Trump left office.
They see it as a way to draw a contrast with Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who want to provide universal health care coverage and free college education by ramping up taxes on the wealthy — proposals with virtually no GOP support on Capitol Hill.
It’s also a way to resonate with swing voters who are sick of partisan bickering in Washington and want the president and Congress to spend more time and energy on solving problems.
So far the 116th Congress has been a legislative wasteland, with few bills moving and the annual spending process deadlocked as the year’s end rapidly approaches.
A Gallup poll released last week showed a growing number of Americans, 47 percent, say the government should do more to solve the nation’s problems — an 11-point increase compared to 2010.
Yet Biden’s willingness and ability to work with Republicans could also be a drag on his campaign with at least some Democratic voters, who don’t see a willingness to compromise with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as desirable.
Biden himself acknowledged earlier this year that he gets “criticized for saying anything nice about a Republican.”