Biden Airs First Iowa Ad, Highlights Electability

DES MOINES, IOWA - AUGUST 08: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a 20-minute campaign speech at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair August 08, ... DES MOINES, IOWA - AUGUST 08: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a 20-minute campaign speech at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair August 08, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. 22 of the 23 politicians seeking the Democratic Party presidential nomination will be visiting the fair this week, six months ahead of the all-important Iowa caucuses. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 20, 2019 7:29 a.m.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has released his first televised campaign ad in Iowa, highlighting his lead in the polls and ties to former President Barack Obama.

“We know in our bones this election is different. The stakes are higher. The threat more serious,” a voice intones over images of white nationalists at Charlottesville and a Trump rally. “We have to beat Donald Trump and all the polls agree Joe Biden is the strongest Democrat to do the job. No one is more qualified.”

“For eight years, President Obama and Vice President Biden were an administration America could be proud of, our allies could trust and our kids could look up to,” the narrator says as pictures of Biden and Obama fade in and out.

The ad concludes by calling Trump “an erratic, vicious, bullying president” juxtaposed with Biden — “strong, steady, stable.”

According to Real Clear Politics, Biden is currently leading the other Democratic presidential hopefuls by over 13 points.

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