As Donald Trump’s presidency drags on, the nation has grown more appreciative of President Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden. Hindsight is 2020, as they say, and the dumpster fire of an administration we currently have has made many miss what came before. Joe Biden, for example, is enjoying some of his highest approval ratings since 2009, and polls show that if he ran for president against Trump and the election was held today, he’d probably win.
A viral candid photo of Joe Biden is making the rounds on social media. While taking his granddaughter to the movies, he stopped to speak to a homeless man, and a bystander shot the photo. You can see the post below:
Can you imagine Donald Trump doing this?
Here are some of the responses to the moment on social media:
Many, as you can see, are repeating calls for Joe Biden to run for president. Biden reportedly considered running in 2016, but was not up to it after the death of his son. There is significant evidence that he plans to run for president in 2020. From CBS News:
‘Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. He insisted he had made no decision, and didn’t need to yet, according to five people who either attended the meeting or were briefed on it by those who did.
‘Biden also expressed interest in bringing those in the room onto his team if he decides to launch a campaign. At the same time, he gave them an out: There would be no hard feelings if they decided they were content in their current roles outside of government, said the people, who demanded anonymity to discuss a private meeting.
‘The political world has long tried to game out. After all, he came close to running last time only to see President Donald Trump pull off a victory that many Democrats openly suggest wouldn’t have happened had he, not Hillary Clinton, been their nominee. Several people came away from the meeting with the impression that if no strong Democratic candidate emerges in the next year or so, Biden would feel strongly compelled to run.’
Even though we’re only a year and change into the Trump administration, the country is already ready for a change. It’s sad that the bar of expectations for our leadership has dropped so low that even giving a homeless person the time of day is considered a crazy, awesome thing to do. Make no mistake—the intent is not to detract from the photographed moment, only to illustrate how low our expectations have become.
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