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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:01 PM

Dear Joe Biden

First, thank you. Thank you for a life of service to America's Constitution, and the people of America. Thank you for your humble leadership, your gentle exercise of power, and the unflinching moral clarity you have learned through trial and error, sacrifice and hope- both personal and public.

Second, be assured of the support and strength flowing to you from all across America, appreciation for the hope you represent and the promise you have given us. I am grateful. I know I'm not the only one.

Now, a request. I know you're getting advice and gathering information from some of the most experienced political, social, and media strategists in America- but these are extraordinary times. Not even the strategists can claim experience with the concatenation of challenges facing our nation right now. You, however, have one incredibly rare and incredibly valuable quality which, if you put it to use, will light the path to rebuilding our nation as a just and equitable home for democracy: You have always shown yourself keen to listen to ordinary people outside the bubble of political power and media influence. Put this to work now.

And I'm writing this, so here's mine: Begin forming your government, NOW. Begin building strategies. Assemble plans. Connect with allies. Identify sources of expertise and help. And above all, gather data. Track what is going on in all of the places where the forces of greed and autocracy are attempting to shatter our commons and destroy our ability to heal democracy.

In other words, start day one with an action plan ready to roll out, and contingencies for all the obstruction you will face (and it will be monumental, undoubtedly.)

Don't neglect to hold a watching brief for the ploys focused on destroying your candidacy and stealing the election, but also, don't prioritize putting resources and energy into too much of the traditional campaign activities. Respect the electoral process, sure. Connect with voters, of course. Let the nation see you value the exercise of our votes, definitely.

But put as much of the resources and energy as you can into building a government that we will have confidence in from day one. You know as well or better than anyone the amount of energy that gets diverted into media circuses around the selection of key appointments and the structure of Administrative power, in those early days. That way lies loss of valuable momentum.

Well-planned choices now will not only sidetrack that unproductive folly later, it will build our confidence. And it will limit the amount of scrumming for influence later. We don't need horse races. We don't need reality teevee. We don't need drama, suspense, and soapsuds.

You can do this.

And we got your back.

supportively,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:03 PM

1. I'm sure he has plans.

Trust in Joe!!!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:05 PM

2. whats MORE important we have the quality people waiting to come into a Biden admin

unlike the past 3 years of trump

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:08 PM

3. 👍🏻

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:27 PM

4. Forget the inaugural balls and parties. I think that ceremonial stuff will PO a lot of

people. Instead he should be ready to announce his Cabinet and Administration on day one -- even announce them during his inauguration speech -- and all of them get to work to repair all the damage. If he does this I will believe it when he says he is representing the working man and woman in this country. Spend the millions normally spent on these parties and donate the money instead. It's not like he hasn't attended these affairs before.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 02:27 PM

7. Pandemic rules will still be in place for large social gatherings, I think

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:35 PM

5. Joe Biden is already on it. From March 2020

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1185926

Biden putting together post-election transition team, talks Cabinet makeup

The apparent Democratic presidential nominee did not rule out announcing some Cabinet member selections before November's election.


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In response to a donor question, Biden said he had begun to form a transition team because of the numerous vacancies that exist throughout President Donald Trump’s administration and acknowledged that he needs to begin brainstorming which talented people could fill numerous roles in many governmental agencies.

“I promise you that has already begun,” Biden said, while admitting looking ahead to the presidency “sounds presumptuous.”

“I don’t want it to sound like that, but it has to happen and that’s why the transition team is already being put together.”

“I have had literally several hundred serious, serious players who have been held positions in every department in the federal government who have said, including some Republicans, who have said if you win, I want to come back. I’m ready to serve,” Biden said.

He added that discussions are ongoing about potentially elevating White House offices to Cabinet-level positions. He plans on tasking his transition team to determine whether the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Obama-era global health security pandemic office that Trump eliminated, and a separate climate change team that “goes beyond the Environmental Protection Agency” should become Cabinet positions.

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Response to Budi (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:53 PM

6. Biden is quoted above as saying:

“I have had literally several hundred serious, serious players who have been held positions in every department in the federal government who have said, including some Republicans, who have said if you win, I want to come back. I’m ready to serve,” Biden said.

No Republicans in the Biden Administration!!! They have proven an ability only to serve the R party. And it's time that the FBI Director was a Democrat. They've always been Rs.

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