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Some Dems See Biden as Trump Opponent in 2020

Some Dems See Biden as Trump Opponent in 2020
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By    |   Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:01 AM

Some Democrats see former Vice President Joe Biden as a strong contender to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, The Hill reported.

"A fresh face is important, but Democrats need three things: someone to win the White House, someone who can elevate the rest of the ticket and a candidate who understands and appreciates governance where this president has shown disdain for it," Democrat strategist Basil Smikle told the website.

"I think a lot of us have been looking for the right leader to take on Trump in 2020 and we haven't really found that in anyone. So we're going back to what we know… even if he is labeled 'D.C. establishment.' I think that idea is comforting to a lot of people in the Trump era," Smikle added.

Republicans also see Biden as a threat to Trump, as he is seen as a politician who can appeal to blue-collar workers in Rust Belt states that chose Trump instead of 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, The Hill noted.

"He speaks the same language as Trump," one top Republican close to a GOP super PAC said, The Hill reported.

The former vice president's years of experience will be a benefit to his candidacy, a former Biden aide said, The Hill reported.

"I do think his experience is what people are gravitating toward," the former aide said.

"He keeps in touch with about a dozen world leaders and he is very smartly making himself an elder statesman. He has a unique perch having served for almost 40 years in the Senate in addition to eight years in the White House. We haven't seen someone with that much governing experience in decades," said Kate Andersen Brower, the author of "First in Line," a book about vice presidents, The Hill reported.

Biden is appearing in states that would play important roles in the Democratic primary while on a book tour, which allies see as a test drive for a campaign, the report said.

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