Joe Biden

Our democracy’s at stake

A CBS News reporter asked Joe Biden if he is running for president specifically to defeat Trump or to enact his own policy agenda. “I’m running because Trump is the president, and I think our democracy’s at stake, for real,” Biden replied. The Democratic candidate acknowledged that many American voters consider him to be “the antithesis of Trump,” and he agrees with that assessment. A number of polls indicate a substantial portion of Biden’s supporters view their votes for the Democrat to be more so votes against Trump, but as Biden’s answer indicates, that is also how he has structured much of his campaign pitch.