Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is now a name known across the globe for uniting people in lieu of fighting the racial discrimination that has been existential, particularly in the United States of America, for good. Americans never bought or even tried to buy this explanation inscribed in the US Constitution that all humans are created equal. But it was democrat Joe Biden from the very beginning of his political career—that spans a half-century now—who had full belief in the integrity of Americans irrespective of their caste, color, and creed.
Biden’s first electoral campaign
7th November 2020 was surely a day the world power was always destined for. Joe’s journey to the White House has been surcharged with a slew of impediments. Before the 2020 US elections, he had run for the most sought-after throne two times. In 1987, apart from other events, Joe participated in a Democratic primary debate where he gave a scorcher of a speech that included some phrases—nigh verbatim— from the God-gifted orator and British politician Lord Kinnock.
As fate would have it, Joe forgot, as he acceded to this fact in his memoir Promises To Keep: On Life and Politics published in 2008, to give credit to Kinnock for lifting some passages from the latter’s very impressive speech. Not long after, he was accused of plagiarism and that accusation ultimately led to the end of his first bid for the presidency. On 23rd September 1987, he duly announced his withdrawal from the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination.
Biden’s second try at the electoral campaign
In 2008, the incumbent president-elect Joe Biden decided to venture into presidential politics again. Having being senator of Delaware state for 34-years, Joe struggled in giving a tough time to a crowded and talented field that included big shots like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
America’s journey towards being a great Nation in real meanings has begun now and the world will start witnessing the difference between the America of past when Joe will be sworn into the office on January 20, 2021
Joe Biden’s agenda to make America great again
After facing countless highs and lows over his political career, Joe Biden is now the official 46th President-elect of the United States of America. There’s another feather in his cap as well, for he has got the highest number of votes in the history of American elections. Throughout this year’s presidential election campaign, he didn’t make—unlike his predecessor Donald Trump— even a single frivolous comment, and did his best to bring people belonging to different sects, colors, communities, and races close to each other.
He termed the middle class as the “backbone” of his country and pledged to pay the due amount for their services that they have been rendering to make America great. In a video message, Joe also vowed to end Trump’s vile and unconstitutional “Muslim ban” on the first day after assuming office. He seems to be really up in arms against Trump’s discrimination-ridden policies and honestly hopes of bleaching them from America under his leadership.
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What does Biden’s win mean for US-Israel relations?
There are also chances galore that Biden will have a different stance from Donald Trump on Israeli Prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran or Palestine. It’s also being hoped that he will not support Israel’s illicit occupation of Palestinian land. Therefore, having a clear knowledge of Joe’s policies regarding Israel, no immediate comment was made by Trump’s close ally Netanyahu when US media called the election for Joe Biden.
When it comes to Sino-US relations that have been tense under the leadership of Trump, Biden is highly expected to choose the tough line and normalize relations with China. The vice foreign minister of China has also expressed the hope that Biden’s government will work to stabilize the relations and sort out the differences with China.
Biden’s victory a fresh breath of air
The whole world, not just America, has welcomed and celebrated Biden’s historic victory. Among all the congratulatory messages for Biden from world leaders and big guns, there has been a special one that grabbed massive attention.
It was CNN political correspondent Van Jones’ highly emotive reaction to Biden’s victory that showed the world ostensibly as to how much difficult it had been for the non-white Americans to sustain in the United States under the four years stint of President Trump. Jones termed the triumph “vindication” for a lot of people who have really suffered. “It’s easier to be a parent this morning”, he further added.
America’s journey towards being a great nation in real meaning has begun now and the world will start witnessing the difference be when Joe will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021. Till then, let’s revel in the victory of this great man.
Usama Malick is a student doing my Master’s degree in English literature from a public university in Lahore. He can be reached on Twitter: @UsamaMalick10. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.