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Frank Bernheisel
Posted 3.15.20
Just Outside Washington

FRANK BERNHEISEL

The Biden Team?

The last couple of weeks of the Democratic primaries has Joe Biden well in the lead; it appears to be "Bye Bye Bernie," So as an anti-Trump voter, I thought it would be a good idea to get beyond the campaign rhetoric to see if I could find some substance in Joe Biden's thinking. The link below is to an article in Foreign Affairs magazine and I think worth reading.

Do I think Joe Biden was the sole author of this article; of course not. However, that makes no real difference. The President of the U.S. cannot function as a sole proprietor but must be the leader man of a team with substantial depth.

This was the case with Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression and the Second World War; his team included: Henry Morgenthau, Cordell Hull, Francis Perkins, George Marshal, Dwight Eisenhower, and many more with recognizable names including Eleanor Roosevelt.

Also, the Roosevelt team was not a rotating circus with one animal act following another, but dedicated and competent group of individuals dedicated to solving the existential problems facing the country.

The U.S. is again facing some existential problems. The Foreign Affairs article indicates Joe Biden may have the team to solve them.

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-01-23/why-america-must-lead-again.

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