Democratic insiders are quietly concerned that former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign may be too similar to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run for the White House; saying the top Obama aide has “paid no heed” to lessons learned from her surprise defeat to Donald Trump.
“The opening days of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s third presidential campaign are giving some Democrats flashbacks to another presidential front-runner: Hillary Clinton,” reports the New York Times.
“As he ramps up his presidential campaign, Mr. Biden appears to have taken some lessons from Mrs. Clinton’s defeat — but paid no heed to others. Even as he structures his campaign around an implicit critique of her general election effort, offering a full-throated appeal to working-class voters at his opening event in a Pittsburgh union hall, Mr. Biden has embraced the kind of incumbent-like, establishment campaign that left Mrs. Clinton open to a fierce primary challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders,” adds the Times.
Read the full report at the New York Times.