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AUGUST 3, 2006. Campaign 2006. Life and Career of Joe Biden. Senator Joseph Biden was interviewed about his life and career. He discussed his personal history, including the loss of his first wife and daughter in a 1972 car crash, and his 1988 presidential bid. He also talked about his views on politics, including America’s place in the world and the role that religion plays in his politics.

By Daniel Oliver, American Greatness, 

Daniel Oliver is Chairman of the Board of the Education and Research Institute and a Director of Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy in San Francisco. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission under President Reagan, he was Executive Editor and subsequently Chairman of the Board of William F. Buckley Jr.’s National Review.

 

Most Republicans probably want Biden to stay in the race because it seems likely, at least now, that Trump can beat him.

George Stephanopoulos’s interview of President Biden was painful to watch—unless, probably, you’re Donald Trump. Even partisan Trump supporters could feel sorry for the president—though that would be a mistake: if you were in Biden’s shoes, he would not feel sorry for you.

At least some people were not sure Stephanopoulos would ask, and then press, hard questions. He did. But there was no real reason to suppose he would let Biden off lightly: he surely wants the Democrats to win the election as much as any other partisan Democrat, and letting Biden remain the party’s candidate is—now, clearly—not in their best interest. …

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