Battle for the Soul review: how Biden beat Trump – and exposed Democratic divides

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      Obama is portrayed as skeptical of Biden’s chances and doubtful of his ability to energize a crowd. In his eyes, Biden could strut, wear Ray-Bans … and then “stumble”. He did not mesmerize.

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      On that score, Biden criticizes the Democrats for emphasizing the plight of the poor at the expense of society’s middle rungs.

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      Dovere aims some of his sharpest slings at Jared Kushner. In 2016, after a post-election tour of the West Wing, Trump’s son-in-law noted the decor and announced to his guides: “Oh Mr Trump is going to love this … It’s going to remind him of one of his golf clubhouses.”

      https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/22/battle-for-the-soul-review-biden-trump-obama

      Obama advised Biden throughout the entire campaign.

      Biden wanted to pick Governor Whitmer as running mate.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

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