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Mother Jones - August 20, 2019

Jill Biden has a message for voters reluctant to get behind her husband: settle or face another four years of hell.

That’s essentially what the former second lady, in surprisingly blunt terms, told a group of teachers in New Hampshire on Monday, as she attempted to make the case for why Joe Biden is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump. In making the rather anemic pitch, Biden appeared to acknowledge that there may be Democratic candidates who have offered more popular policy plans.

But so what? 

“Your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is,” Biden said at a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire. “But you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election and maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘Ok, I personally like so and so better.’ But your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Donald Trump.” ...
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