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In his New York Times column today, Conservative Republican commentator and book author David Brooks offers what amounts to a ringing endorsement of Joe Biden's candidacy for President of the United States. After listing five crises simultaneously confronting the country, Brooks says it's going to take government, budgeting and compromises to confront these problems, and Brook infers that this is precisely what Joe Biden can offer.
Most of what Brooks writes in the column is his description of the five crises Brooks believes the United States faces today, but if you want the praise of Biden read to the end. That is where Brooks says of Biden, "I know a lot of people aren’t excited about him, but I thank God that Joe Biden is going to be nominated by the Democratic Party." Brooks goes on to say about Biden, "He came to public life when it wasn’t about performing your zeal, it was about crafting coalitions and legislating. He exudes a spirit that is about empathy and friendship not animosity and canceling. The pragmatic spirit of the New Deal is a more apt guide for the years ahead than the spirit of critical theory symbology."
If that is not a ringing endorsement for Joe Biden, then I don't know what is? Read it for yourself at this link https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/opinion/us-coronavirus-protests.html?searchResultPosition=1