Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was a guest on MSNBC this past weekend to discuss former vice president Joe Biden’s current front-runner status to be the Democratic presidential candidate, and also offered his thoughts regarding the upcoming debates.
The most recent national poll shows Joe Biden leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination by double digits. While some are already declaring Biden’s nomination as virtually guaranteed, Garrison says that Biden will need to do much more over the next year to secure the spot beyond “just not slipping up.” Garrison explained that Biden has the experience of running for president before, as well as serving as vice president, and now has the opportunity to show the American people how these experiences set him apart.
The first round of debates for the Democratic candidates is only one month away and will feature twenty of the top contenders over two nights. Garrison hopes that this will be a “fair and equitable process” that allows the candidates to “have a great deal of time to present themselves to the American people.”
Watch the full conversation here: