Why I’m voting for Biden: He is a good and moral man

September 21, 2020

I’m voting for Joe Biden for President because he is a good and moral man, and because the person who holds our highest office should be held to the highest standard of character.

One of the moments I was proudest to stand in support of Joe Biden was watching 13-year-old Brayden Harrington speak at the Democratic National Convention. If you missed it, watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syNswizgPOU

And if you haven’t seen the video of when Biden first met Brayden, spend a minute and watch it too:  https://twitter.com/jeffreyguterman/status/1296897983385141252.

This is what compassion and goodness look like.

Biden understands struggle and suffering and meanness, and he would never demean others, mock someone else’s disability, or belittle people with the grade-school tactic of name-calling.

Biden has also persevered through the pain of loss –– his first wife, his daughter, and then later his son. I can’t imagine how hard that would have been, but it’s clear that he understands what it is to suffer and that he will have empathy for the suffering of others.

Biden has led a life of public service, rather than a self-serving life. Through the bills he has helped pass, including the Violence Against Women Act, he has worked to make our world better and safer. He has demonstrated bipartisanship by cosponsoring more than 150 bills with Republicans in his 36 years in the Senate.

The fact that Biden is not holding political rallies during the pandemic speaks volumes about his character. He refuses to endanger people’s lives or encourage his supporters to participate in reckless behavior for his own political gain.

Character shouldn’t be a partisan issue, but this year it is. I’m going to vote for the man who will raise up that part of America that truly is great.