Former Vice President Joe Biden uses Barack Obama's favorite status among democratic voters to isolate him from criticism from the massive field of candidates who are fighting for the next president.
But in recent weeks the Democratic Party leader has used this legacy against him, and his competitors point to the shortcomings of the last Democratic administration as evidence that Biden is unable to lead the next. "Barack Obama, personally, is incredibly popular among Democratic Party voters," said Karttik Ganapati, a progressive consultant who now runs his own company. "At the same time, it is increasingly recognized that inequality in wealth and wealth has worsened during his eight years, the climate crisis has worsened during his eight years, deportation has grown during his rule, and so on."
The idea that Obama's legacy will be something other than a massive positive for Biden while he runs the Democratic Party 2020 is treated as undoubtedly within the framework of democratic circles. And for a good reason. A CNN survey, conducted in early 201
Senator Benni Sanders (I-VT) campaign uses Obama's own words to challenge Biden's idea that Obamacare just has to be built on him. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has challenged Biden for Obama administration policies. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) rejected support for Obama's nuclear deal in 2015, as originally written. Governor Jay Insey (D-WA) is attacking Biden for naivety about coping with Republicans – in what is interpreted as an implicit reprimand of Obama's own failure to fully understand the disobedience of the NP. Biden's fine targeting comes as Democratic and Progressive Democrats continue to struggle with Obama's legacy. In particular, the policy of family separation of the Trump administration and inhumane conditions in detention facilities has sparked wider conversation among Democratic Party voters about whether its own policies of deportation to the Obama administration laid the foundations for the current controversy.
At least twice in the last month, protesters stood up against Biden for an apology for the three million deportations that occurred during the Obama administration. Activists with the immigration rights organization Movimiento Cosecha held a protest in Biden's Philadelphia Pre-election Headquarters more than a week ago and subsequently confronted him with a campaign in New Hampshire. Through their Dignity 2020 plan, they urged Biden and his other rivals in the area to promise to put an end to detention and deportation, immediately legalizing approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States and bringing together families separated during the current and previous administration.
"We wanted the general public to realize that just the win over Trump in 2020 is just part of the solution," said Carlos Rohas Rodriguez, organizer of the group. "And there are many people who think that if Trump is no longer in the White House, the immigration crisis will disappear and that's just not true."
Rodriguez, who is now a citizen but has lived without papers for ten years, said they were closely following how the other candidates respond to Obama's Immigration Obama's record, yet they are planning to attend Detroit, leading to the next Democratic presidential debate.
It has already been seen that some candidates find it harder to look at the legacy.
During the first Democratic debate in Miami in late June, Senator Harris disagreed with President Obama's use of the Security Communities program, allowing local authorities to share fingerprints of prisoners with federal authorities. Obama ended the practice in 2014, but Trump restored it in 2017.
"On this issue, I did not agree with my president because the policy was to allow deportation of people who by their own definition of ICE were not criminals "Said Harris, although the extent to which it is somewhat dubious. Julian Castro, who served as Obama's secretary of housing and urban development, recently said he believed the administration was too harsh when it comes to immigration, a change from previous positions. – I learned the lessons of the past. It seems that Vice President Biden is not like that, "he said during the United Latin League convention last week.
But criticism has expanded beyond the issue of immigration. In the first debate, Buker said the nuclear arms deal in Iran, which is a key achievement in the foreign policy of Obama's second term, could be better in 2015. Many, including Biden, have also introduced extensive climate change plans with Green New Year's distinctive features and promised for money on fossil fuels, which activists have taken as a necessary corrective for the lack of action by the Obama administration on the drastic threat of climate change
"We will be looking to see the candidates push Biden on this legacy, particularly in terms of increasing oil and gas extraction in public land in the United States as a whole, "Gareth Blaad, spokesman for the Sunrise Climate Action Movement, said, noting that climate-related debate could encourage these species discussions. – And ask him about these things. We are glad to see that Biden has made the promise of fossil fuel money and has done what Obama has not done to deny the influence of oil and gas leaders and lobbyists on his campaign. "And this week, as Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) offer different plans for the national health system, the latter has pointed to Obama's own Medicare for All language " a good new idea "and hit the former vice president for being too timid in his desire to withdraw from Obamacare.
Biden's campaign refused to respond to the record. But some of Obama's veterans are not surprised that the heritage they are building is now more directly controversial. But as they encouraged candidates to talk about improving the Obama administration, they also warned that caution should be exercised.
"It is imperative that all candidates offer an agenda that is based on what Barack Obama has achieved and there is room for bona fide criticism of things we have not done or could do better," said Dan Pfeifer , a former senior advisor, "the president said. "Obama has a 96 percent approval rating among Democrats, so strategy to defeat Biden after remaining behind Obama's legacy seems unlikely to succeed."
But the demands of the moment, the inequality of student debt and the global climate crisis have led to a majority of the spheres being even higher than the ambitions of the first presidential campaign of Obama.
"If we needed change in 2008, we need results in 2020," Rebecca Katz, a prolonged progression of a Democratic consultant, said. "Thats the difference."