The Differences between Joe Biden and Jeb Bush

Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 30, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Biden may flame out in 2020 as Bush did in 2016, but in several key respects he’s a different animal than the former Florida governor.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O ne of the bits of conventional wisdom being circulated about Joe Biden’s entry into the 20-candidate Democratic presidential field is that Biden is the 2020 equivalent of Jeb Bush. The implication is that Biden will follow the same trajectory as Bush, who started with the most money, endorsements, and name recognition in the 2016 Republican field, collapsed in the polls by the end of the summer of 2015, and dropped out of the race after getting 3 percent of the vote in Iowa, 11 percent in New Hampshire, and 8 percent in South Carolina.

Except Joe Biden is not Jeb Bush.


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