Former Vice President Joe Biden, the latest 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, is about to visit Nashville.
Biden, 76, will make an appearance in Nashville on May 20 for his “American Promise” tour, NewsChannel 5 said, adding more details have yet to be announced.
On Tuesday’s Tennessee Star Report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – Gill and Leahy talked to One America News Networks’ Neil McCabe about Biden’s candidacy for 2020 and how he is not receiving support from his former President, Barack Obama.
The issues they identified included Biden’s past problems in managing campaigns and raising money.
A transcript and link to an audio file of the interview is available here.
Colin Reed also discussed Biden’s challenges for Fox News, despite the candidate having a 10 point lead according to Real Clear Politics.
Biden’s prior White House bids went off the rails in dramatic fashion. In 1988, he withdrew amid a withering plagiarism scandal – a mere three and a half months after getting in the race and long before any votes were cast. He didn’t fare much better in 2008, placing fifth in the Iowa caucus with less one percent of the vote before slinking back to the Senate.
Biden’s recent visits to Nashville include 2018 as part of Vanderbilt University’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series and an “American Promise” tour on Nov. 19, 2017, when he held a conversation with presidential historian Jon Meacham, according to Nashville Downtown.
Biden collected more than $700,000 Wednesday in a Hollywood fundraiser, according to CNBC.
The evening reception had a host committee of Hollywood luminaries including DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, executive and producer Peter Chernin, actor Rob Reiner and Terry Press, the president of CBS Films, according to the event’s invitation. It took place at the home of interior designer Michael Smith and James Costos, a former ambassador to Spain under President Barack Obama, the invite shows.
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