Happy birthday to our president-elect, Joe Biden! He’s come so far in his remarkable life…
He previously ran in both 1988 and in 2008, before becoming vice president to Barack Obama.
As per Biography, Biden’s father, Joseph Biden Sr., worked cleaning furnaces and as a used car salesman, while his mother was Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan.
He recalled his father often saying: “Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.”
However, he managed to overcome his speech impediment by memorizing passages of poetry and reciting them out loud in front of the mirror.
After graduating from law school in 1968, he became a member of the Democrat party before being elected to the New Castle County Council in ’70.
Very few people thought he’d get in, but, after a campaign organized mostly by family, Biden won, making him the fifth-youngest U.S. senator elected in the nation’s history.
He was struck by a devastating tragedy in his personal life.
A week before the Christmas holiday in 1972, Biden’s wife and 3 children were involved in a horrific car accident while out shopping for a Christmas tree.
And left both of his sons, Beau and Hunter, severely injured.
“I began to understand how despair led people to just cash in; how suicide wasn’t just an option but a rational option … I felt God had played a horrible trick on me, and I was angry.”
But the heartbreak didn’t end there as his son, Beau, later died of brain cancer.
But opted to take the oath of office from his sons’ hospital room, instead of the usual swearing-in ceremony.
And it wasn’t long before his presidential ambitions kicked in.
Biden had been suffering severe headaches during the campaign, and shortly after he dropped out the following year, doctors discovered that he had 2 life-threatening brain aneurysms.
Biden decided to run for president once again. However, despite his experience in the Senate, his campaign failed to gain momentum.
And saw him go head to head with the notorious President Donald Trump.
Of course, the election couldn’t have fallen on a worse year, but it powered ahead despite some major setbacks… including Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.
And Joe Biden is going to be the next President of the United States – well, that’s if Donald Trump’s outrageous plan to expose “voter fraud” stays as dormant as it is currently.
Bit first – it’s time to celebrate as today, it’s Biden’s birthday!
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