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I was one who had written Joe Biden off. Some how he didn't really seem committed to winning -- a candidate who was pushed into the arena rather than one who boldly jumped in. It took him a while to decide to even get into the race, and once in he didn't seem to make the effort that the other candidates were making. I questioned his resolve, especially as his son Hunter was under attack by Trump, and Biden had only feeble responses.
I questioned his energy...he looked tired at times on the debate stage or fumbled his lines. Even after a more respectable showing in Nevada, I still doubted him. But then something happened: James Clyburn made one of the most epic endorsement speeches of all time backing Joe Biden. Clyburn energized the African American base to go all in for Biden, but more importantly his passionate emotional speech also seemed to awaken Joe Biden and give him a purpose in life again. Biden's winning speech in South Carolina was a game changer...the old Biden with a purpose that now inspired.
His 29 point win in South Carolina and his wonderful victory speech also sent a message to Steyer, Buttgieg and Klobuchar. Get out of the way because I'm now "fired up and ready to go."
There is still a long way to go before the convention and the November 3rd election, but if Biden can maintain the passion and energy that he showed on Saturday night in South Carolina, the stage will be his to lead the country. If he falters, then he will disappoint a lot of people...again. He cannot fail this time. There are no more second chances.
I might not agree with Biden on all the issues, but he is a good man with unfailing moral character. I will enthusiastically knock on doors for Joe Biden.
Thank you James Clyburn for giving Joe Biden a real purpose for running and winning.