As a political symbol?
Ole Joe’ the the regular guy, taking the Amtrak Train to Washington would be a appealing hit…
You know like Donald Trump doing the entertainment thing?
But THAT was before last Wednesday’s protest wilding out….
Train’s are made of steel, but they are also less secure than a President flying at 30,000 feet over things….
And it sure is cheaper in money and security manpower also….
President-Elect Biden will go along with flying from his home in Delaware to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland again in a US Air Force Blue/White top Special Air Mission’s Boeing Jet, like he did for 8 years and only stopping 4 years ago…
Biden will seldom be in a train in the next 4 years…..
The move to forgo the 90-minute train ride from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington was likely not easy for the president-elect. Biden’s preference for riding the train during his 36-year Senate career was such a central part of his public persona that he rode Amtrak home on his final day as vice president, and he used a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania during the presidential campaign as part of an effort to appeal to blue-collar workers.
Biden became known for riding the train starting from his very earliest days in the Senate, when he made a point to return home nearly every night to help raise his young sons after his wife and young daughter died in a car accident in 1972. His embrace of Amtrak — and the friends he made among the train conductors and staff as a regular — was featured in a short film that aired during the Democratic National Convention last August.
The train ride is not the only security-related development surrounding the inauguration.
On Wednesday, Biden received a briefing from FBI officials, the Secret Service and his national security team about the potential for additional violence in the coming days….
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