The 2020 election is a strange one, that is for certain.
This is an American political contest like we have never seen before, involving a number of nominees without precedent.
Donald Trump is man whose reputation has always preceded him, but, as President, he has been a veritable force to be reckoned with. He sauntered into the Oval Office blissfully unaware of the status quo in Washington DC. This was purposeful, and much of the reason why he was elected: To shake things up on The Beltway.
On the other end of the election is Joe Biden, a former Vice President and longtime Senator who has been ingrained in the Washington establishment longer than many of us have been alive.
There could be two no disparate candidates in 2020, except perhaps if Bernie Sanders somehow squeaked out the nomination and made it to the Democratic ticket.
The sheer polarity of this race has heralded a number of unexpected allegiances, and this week brought another odd endorsement to the forefront.
“I, like everyone else, want to have a president that will have my back, that shows empathy and compassion, who has courage and dignity in how they lead and that’s Joe Biden,” McCain said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning.
“I’ve known Joe for over 40 years, and my husband and I were good friends with them. And I just felt like it was time to take a stand on this,” she said.
McCain’s statement appeared to pull no punches.
“My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There’s only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is Joe Biden,” Cindy McCain said.
The news of Biden landing Cindy McCain’s endorsement was largely overshadowed, however, by the release of a Senate report detailing he and his family’s extensive “network” of foreign business entanglements.
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