Joe Biden’s day began a little rough when it comes to endorsements. Three people who had worked with him in Barack Obama’s White House, Reggie Love, Auston Goolsbee and Linda Douglass threw their support behind South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
On Thursday afternoon, though, Biden received the endorsement of a former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee. John Kerry said that Biden is the Democrat’s best hope of defeating Donald Trump.
The 2004 Presidential candidate made the endorsement via a written statement. He wrote, “I believe Joe Biden is the President our country desperately needs right now, not because I’ve known Joe so long, but because I know Joe so well.”
Kerry also felt that Biden would make a great candidate due to his extensive foreign relations experience. The duo served together on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 24 years.
The former Secretary of State also felt that a special candidate is needed to undue Donald Trump’s damage. Kerry continued, “I’ve never before seen the world more in need of someone who on day one can begin the incredibly hard work of putting back together the world Donald Trump has smashed apart. Joe is uniquely the person running for president who can beat Donald Trump and get to work on day one at home and in the world with no time to waste.”
With many prominent Democrats waiting to give their endorsement, Biden gets an edge from a well-known lawmaker. Kerry will also join Biden on the campaign trail beginning this week in Iowa.
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