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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif, took an early swipe at the former Vice-President Joe Biden before their debate on Thursday, which is not “suggesting that he would live” with the decisions he will make in office.
None of the 10 candidates who appeared in the first debate, held Wednesday night, put a glove on the former Vice-President, who was on the stage, but played a major role, as the apparent front-runner for the democratic presidential nomination.
But during his appearance on CNN, Swalwell developed its strategy in relation to Biden, who will be on stage with nine others on Thursday for debate No. 2.
“I’ll tell you, the country we are at our best when we move in one direction … towards the front,” Swalwell said. “That we have in our past, whether it was President Carter, Clinton, Obama, or President Kennedy in the past, it was always a page. The Americans see these problems today as issues of the future — we can not have a candidate that has ideas, which is staler than Donald Trump”
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“So you believe that Biden is the candidate of the past?” CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin asked.
“I don’t think we can nominate someone who has been in government for more than 20 years. I just don’t think that is going to work,” Swalwell responded. “I think we need someone who has a vision for the future, the lives, and these issues will be on student debt, gun violence, health cures, and climate chaos. Again, we can’t nibble at the edges more, these are the issues that impact on us and the next generation. And I’ll be a President who is living with the decisions I make and so I think that also needs to be a priority.”
Swalwell has shared the stage with several top riders, including Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.