If you can’t beat ’em, scare ’em. Or shame ’em.
Joe Biden tried the latter when he was interviewed back in May by black radio talk show host Charlamagne Tha God. When the talk jock had the temerity to tell the former vice president at the end of the interview, “We’ve got more questions,” Biden snapped back, “You’ve got more questions? Well, I tell you what: If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
The blowback was quite intense for a while.
The question this time around is whether Biden advocate Elizabeth Warren will generate the same kind of reaction for telling a black millennial that his “life depends on” Joe Biden winning. The young man, named Kyle Jones, seems unfazed by Warren’s threat. But how will it play in Peoria?
Kyle Jones: Question number four — I’m also a millennial, if you don’t know, and I want to ask you this question. What would you say to a lot of millennials like myself who are on the fence of voting for Joe in November? What would you say to them?
Elizabeth Warren: Vote like your life depends on it because it does. Pick any issue you care about. I guarantee it is on the line in this election and Joe Biden has a vision for how to make change. If it is dismantling systemic racism, Joe Biden has been clear, as president, he will strengthen America’s commitment to justice and reform the criminal justice system. If it is for student debt, Joe will fight to help cancel student loan debt. If you believe in science and think we need to take action on climate change, Joe has put out a plan to do that. If you know the importance of appointing judges who are committed to justice, Joe Biden is committed to doing that. For me, this is about having a president who understands what’s important and he is willing to fight for it. That is Joe Biden.
Jones: Amen, so the student loan debt because I will need that help, all right?