Joe Biden continues a long tradition of presidential candidates on Spotlight

Posted at 11:42 AM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 12:29:08-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — This is not your typical presidential election. Along the 2020 campaign trail, President Donald Trump, the Republican, has declared this is the most important election in recent American history. His Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, proclaims it is a life-changing election that will determine what America will look like for a long, long time. Both candidates are right but from very different political perspectives!

Many voters have already decided who they will cast their ballots for in November. But there is still a sizable number of traditional Democrats, Republicans and Independents, who appear to be wrestling with their choices of who should reside in the White House next year. They have about two months left to sort through the candidates and where they stand on the issues most important to them.

Since 1965, leaders from all walks of life and all political parties have made their way to Spotlight on the News to present their platforms to the viewing public. It has a reputation of being a comfortable and fair format. On this Sunday’s broadcast (10:00 a.m. on Channel 7 and, I talk to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of Delaware, one of America’s oldest and most historical states. History buffs will recall that on December 7, 1787, it was the first of the original 13 colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution, earning its nickname as “The First State.”

On Spotlight, you’ll hear Biden elaborate on his plans for our economy, COVID-19 leadership, race relations and violence in American cities. A brief preview is included in this blog. We hope you watch because seeing presidential candidates make speeches to large audiences is one form of effective campaigning but seeing them up close, talking to local journalists, is another useful tool by which they can be evaluated. And needless to say, we also hope we’ll be able to bring you a one-on-one Spotlight interview with President Donald Trump in the weeks to come.