Joe Biden is one of the only Democrats in the country who could help a Democratic senator win reelection in North Dakota, a state Donald Trump won in a landslide. This sounds like it would bode well for Biden’s potential 2020 presidential campaign, but there’s a hangup: Voters here are worried he’s too old.
In Fargo, N.D., the crowd of people who came to see Biden campaign alongside Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on Thursday found a lot of ways to say the same thing about the former vice president. Rick, a retired warehouse worker in Center, put it simply: “He’s kind of like one of us.”
Others put it differently. Joe Biden would rather wear blue jeans than a suit. He showers at night, not in the morning, to wash off the the grime of a long day’s work. He sits down to supper, not dinner. He’s a hometown guy, even though he’s from halfway across the country. He says it like it is.