Joe Biden First became a U.S. senator from Delaware in 1972. Joe Biden had made two earlier bids for presidency in 1988 and 2008, but did not make beyond the Democratic primaries. In 2009 he became the Vice President in Obama Administration. Biden was among those in the Situation Room the night that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. And now at 78 he charmed the Americans, and is all set to be the President in January 2021. By choosing Harris as his own running mate, he enabled the breaking of another barrier — the first South-Asian, Black woman to be elected vice president in America.
Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., holds his daughter Ashley while taking a mock oath of office from Vice President George Bush during a ceremony on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Jan. 3, 1985. Biden’s sons Beau and Hunter hold the bible during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Lana Harris)
Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., gestures during a speech to students on the University of Iowa campus, April 13, 1987, Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Rodney White)
Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., right, walks with his wife Jill after announcing his candidacy for president June 9, 1987, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/George Widman)
U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., Chairman of the U.S Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, waves as he talks to Afghan children during a visit to the Ariana primary school in Kabul, Jan. 12, 2002. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)
Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., waves to the crowed as he prepares to address the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, and other family members watch Biden’s grandson Hunter wave from the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. mingles with passengers on the Amtrak Acela train from Washington to Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
President-elect Barack Obama, left, and Vice president-elect Joe Biden wave to the crowd at their election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Vice President-elect Joe Biden, with his wife Jill at his side, takes the oath of office from Justice John Paul Stevens, as his wife holds the Bible at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Vice President Joe Biden dances with his wife Jill at the Commander In Chief Ball on inauguration night in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Image released by the White House, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Washington. (Pete Souza/The White House via AP)
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Florida Democratic Party State Convention Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Standing amid members of the Euclid High School marching Band, Vice-President Joe Biden whistles to get someone’s attention following a campaign stop at a fire station in Euclid, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his family, holds his hand over his heart as he watches an honor guard carry a casket containing the remains of his son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, into St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., June 6, 2015, for funeral services. Standing alongside the vice president are Beau’s widow Hallie Biden, left, and daughter, Natalie. Beau Biden died of brain cancer May 30 at age 46. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks to President Barack Obama at their election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
President Barack Obama presents Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
On Campaign Trail. Fit as a fiddle. at 77. Image Source: expressandstar.com
Senator Bernie Sanders stands between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during the debate (Wilfredo Lee/AP). Image Source: expressandstar.com
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pass each other as Harris moves to the podium to speak during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has responded to the recent #MeToo allegations made against him, claiming he doesn’t recall inappropriately touching or fondling women in the past. Image Source: newspunch.com
Joe Biden stops to talk with voters. (C.J. Gunther/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) (Cj Gunther/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock). Image Source: washingtonpost.com
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Joe Biden appears in public for first time in months at veterans memorial 25 may 2020. Image Source: nypost.com
Joe Biden During Presidential Campaign. Pictue Credit: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES. Image Source: teenvogue.com
The Contenders. President Trump and Joe Biden, with Former President Obama. Image Source: actionnetwork.com
Biden and Harris. Image Source: nationalinterest.org
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raise their arms up as fireworks go off in the background during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Looking on are Jill Biden, far left, and Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff, far right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President-elect Joe Biden gestures on stage after speaking, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
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10 thoughts on “Joe Biden – President Elect”
The best that’s happened to US of A in a long while.. hope we see a better world for a while atleast !
Yes. And I think he would be good for India and the world
Sir, I’m sorry to inform you that Joe Biden is not even the President-elect. He still remains a candidate of the Democratic Party for the post of president in the USA’s Elections 2020. The media like the pollsters have got it wrong. After the Associated Press wrongly declared Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States of America, everyone including some world leaders including Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi thinks so. Today’s [Tuesday, November 10, 2020] The Hindu newspaper in its Tiruchirappalli [Tamil Nadu] edition on page 11 in the section titled “World” has a news report titled, “Biden convenes COVID-19 taskforce”, [I’m not able to find the link to this, otherwise,
I’d shared it with you] the report [by Reuters] says, “But the transition cannot shift into high gear until the U.S. General Services Administration certifies the winner. Emily Murphy, the Trump appointee who runs the agency,
has not yet done so.” This clearly means that even the Government of the United States of America doesn’t recognise Joe Biden to be the winner, leave aside even President-elect. One could say that Murphy is a Trump appointee and has not certified the election. But, the question that needs to be asked is especially to the media and pollsters across the world, some of whom are only media and pollsters, but, in fact, propaganda machines for political parties is – SINCE WHEN DID THE MEDIA AND POLLSTERS GET TO DECIDE WHO HAS WON ELECTIONS, BE IT ANY ELECTION IN ANY NATION? This also means that the media and pollsters are no longer truthful and unbiased. It’s government authorities/organisations who decide who won elections, like in India where the Election Commission decides and declares the winners.
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As of this day, Donald Trump remains the 45th President of the United States of America and could become the 46th President United States of America because he’s recourse to the US Supreme Court and US Congress. Please read this to know how https://nationalinterest.org/feature/donald-trumps-stealthy-road-victory-172235
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Sir, I think Biden will be a disaster and an albatross around the neck of India-USA relations. Let’s not forget that it was the USA Administration in which he was the Vice President which denied India UCAV’s like Predators. God Forbid, if he were to become POTUS 46, I’m sorry to say India-USA relations will go to the dogs and India will have to tell him to take a hike for interfering in India’s internal affairs which the USA thinks is a God-given right as a superpower and so-called leader of the so-called free world. India should brook no nonsense and take anything lying down from anyone including the USA irrespective of whether they’re a superpower or not.
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Sir, India-USA relations, especially foreign policy in the unlikely event of Trump losing to Biden would be Biden “saying anything” in the words of this article https://nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/why-joe-biden-gets-it-wrong-foreign-policy-171799
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Fair enough. PM Modi and many world leaders have congratulated Biden. We all understnd the technicalities of American elections
Sir, I read somewhere or heard someone say that an enemy is a good teacher. I’m grudgingly saying that as an Indian citizen by birth, I must say that the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson’s statement on the winner of US 2020 Elections was something that I admired. As an enemy, they surely have taught me something with their statement.
Sir, is it possible that in case Joe Biden becomes POTUS 46 he’ll offer the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II to all the nations in West Asia for them to establish diplomatic relations/normalise relations with Israel?
Sir, as a follow-up to my above comment, what will be the impact on India and the IAF if all the nations [barring Turkey due to the S-400] in West Asia were to get the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II to establish diplomatic relations/normalise relations with Israel? It’s a known fact that these nations don’t hesitate to militarily help our enemy Pakistan.