Most Americans see the Office of Presidency as one of trust, truth and task-motivated…none of which we have at the present. From time to time, this magazine has tackled all three relative to what it sees flowing from the White House. Unfortunately, over the past three years, all have been severely lacking. So…this article will focus on what one man, among many, explain why Joe Biden’s leadership will be a welcome change.
From: Barack Obama
Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2020 Subject: I’m proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States
Let me start by saying the obvious – these aren’t normal times. As we all manage our way through a pandemic unlike anything we’ve seen in a century, Michelle and I hope that you and your families are safe and well.
Over the past weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples of the kind of courage, kindness, and selflessness that we’re going to need to get through one of the most difficult times in our history. We have been amazed at the incredible bravery of our medical professionals who are putting their lives on the line to save others. The public servants and health officials battling this disease. The workers taking risks every day to keep our economy running. And everyone who’s making their own sacrifice at home with their families, all for the greater good.
But if there’s one thing we’ve learned as a country from moments of great crisis, it’s that the spirit of looking out for one another can’t be restricted to our homes, or our workplaces, or our neighborhoods, or our houses of worship. It also has to be reflected in our national government. The kind of leadership that’s guided by knowledge and experience; honesty and humility; empathy and grace – that kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitols and mayors’ offices. It belongs in the White House.
And that’s why I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States.
Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a President right now.
He’s someone whose own life has taught him how to persevere; how to bounce back when you’ve been knocked down.
When Joe talks with parents who’ve lost their jobs, we hear the son of a man who once knew the pain of having to tell his children that he’d lost his.
When Joe talks about opportunity for our kids, we hear the young father who took the train home each night so he could tuck his children into bed – and we hear the influence of Jill, a life-long teacher.
When Joe talks to families who’ve lost a hero, we hear another parent of an American veteran; a kindred spirit; somebody whose faith has endured the hardest loss there is.
That’s Joe. Through all his trials, he’s never once forgotten the values or the moral fiber that his parents passed on to him, and that made him who he is. That’s what steels his faith – in God, in America, and in all of us.
That steel made him an incredible partner when I needed one the most.
Our country’s future hangs on this election. And it won’t be easy. The other side has a massive war chest. The other side has a propaganda network with little regard for the truth. On the other hand, pandemics have a way of cutting through a lot of noise and spin to remind us of what is real, and what is important. This crisis has reminded us that government matters. It’s reminded us that good government matters. That facts and science matter. That the rule of law matters. That having leaders who are informed, and honest, and seek to bring people together rather than drive them apart – those kind of leaders matter.
In other words, elections matter. Right now, we need Americans of goodwill to unite in a great awakening against a politics that too often has been characterized by corruption, carelessness, self-dealing, disinformation, ignorance, and just plain meanness. And to change that, we need Americans of all political stripes to get involved in our politics and our public life like never before.
For those of us who believe in building a more just, more generous, more democratic America where everybody has a fair shot at opportunity. For those of us who believe in a government that cares about the many, and not just the few. For those of us who love this country and are willing to do our part to make sure it lives up to its highest ideals – now’s the time to fight for what we believe in.
Keep taking care of yourself, and your families, and each other. Keep believing in the possibilities of a better world. And I will see you on the campaign trail as soon as I can.
President Barack Obama
No One Can Say It Better
AMERICA …WE DID IT!
Observing national government operate the last three years, has been painful, deadly and immoral. We hear leaders talk about people as merely a statistic, see selfishness rise to heights unseen in hundreds of years, hatred become the guiding star of daily life, and lies become a normal way of speaking. We have a president seemingly, incapable of showing empathy. It is incredible! Hopefully, the lessons all of us learn from COVID-19, is that evil never wins over truth; incompetence “begats” disaster; and placing greed, money and discrimination over common decency and lawfulness, the whole country suffers. As a result of voting this administration in, we have over 60,000 recorded deaths in America as of April 30, 2020, and we know the number will rise. No nation can constantly commit evil acts, and escape evil results. What we sow…we reap! That’s biblical.
Politics should never replace morality, and sadly, in America . . . it has.
HOW DID WE GET HERE? WE VOTED FOR THEM! PART OF THE BLAME RESTS WITH US!