Former Vice President, Joe Biden, says it is time for the United States to regain its status as a leader on the global stage, and he says he is the candidate to do it. Biden is traveling across Iowa on his 18-county “No Malarkey” bus tour this week to gain favor with voters leading up to the first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 3. While speaking in Carroll Sunday afternoon, Biden said President Trump has weakened America’s position concerning international affairs and given other nations the opportunity to fill the void.
Biden adds the United States reclaiming its role as a global leader is not only essential for our nation’s security, but for the rest of the world as well.
Former Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack, who also served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture throughout the Obama administration, is campaigning with Biden this week. Vilsack worked extensively with the former vice president during his time as a Cabinet member and says Biden has proven he has what it takes to lead the free world.
According to a recent analysis by RealClearPolitics, Biden is leading the primary candidates nationally with support from 27 percent of likely Democratic voters, followed by Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, at 16.6 percent, Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren, at 15 percent and South Bend, Ind. Mayor, Pete Buttigieg, at 11.8 percent. However, Biden has lost the top spot in Iowa to Buttigieg, whose popularity in the state has soared in the last six weeks. Full audio from Sunday’s event can be found with this story online.