For two days, Vice President Joe Biden takes a good tour in South Florida to gauge some potential support and acquire political intelligence as he considers running for president.
Biden has a number of itineraries during his two-day political trip. The following are included in his itineraries: Miami-Dade College for a discussion of college affordability and workforce training; negotiation for nuclear agreement with Iran before gathering Jewish leaders in Davie; and moving around Florida for campaign donors for a fund raising dinner for U.S Sen. Bill Nelson and other Democratic senators.
With this range of political routes, Biden will be in scrutiny for every step, word and action he makes. People will be looking for clues whether he’ll be seeking the support or nomination of the Democrats for his presidential pursuit. Obviously, Florida is an important state as it is the biggest US state. As it could be remembered that it is the state gave Clinton the best of everything in terms of Democratic support.
Major Supports to Biden’s Presidency
Many of Biden’s supporters have been vocal in pushing him to run for the presidential race as Clinton is experiencing a diminishing support.
1. Sen. Jeremy Ring
Sen. Jeremy Ring, a Democrat representing Northwest Broward, vocally saying, “He should run. If Joe Biden runs, sign me up. I would be one of his biggest supporters.” Ring is not a new supporter of Biden and he is always vocal about it. Ring then added, that Biden would be a great president and is capable of rallying a country, does not have stains and is very approachable.
Just like other supporters, the vice president’s ability in connecting with the working class is being praised. Also, Ring really appreciated how Biden displayed a “super human strength” through his personal tragedies like the deaths of his wife and two children.
For the people of Florida, Biden is not a stranger. Throughout his term as a vice president, he has already visited Florida for more than 30 times with multiple appearances in various events and places like Broward and Palm Beach. Last 2005, Biden was on the campaign trail for Bill McBride who was running for governor in Florida.
2. Gordon Deckelbaum
On the other hand, is another vocal supporter of Biden in the name of Gordon Deckelbaum, a semi-retired real estate developer and former chairman of the Jewish Federation of Broward County. Deckelbaum said that, it’s been awhile since he was thinking that Biden would be the best man to run the country and he is hoping that Biden would take the challenge.
While with a hanging affiliation so far, Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter said that she is looking forward for the vice president to make up his mind. Ritter is one of the Florida Democrats who was known for supporting Barack Obama on his first presidential campaign.
With the August 20 Poll of Quinnipiac University of Florida Democrats, it had been found out that 48 percent supported Clinton, 15 percent for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and for Biden, 11 percent. However, the statistics still fluctuating, especially that Biden has not yet made a decision leaving others hanging on their decisions too. And add to it that blow of the issues of unworthiness against Clinton.
The upcoming 2016 Presidential Election is already making big fuzz around Florida not just among people but also among various companies since they too can have a big impact especially to whom their support would be.