We need to hear more of this kind of stuff from Joe Biden. 

Courtesy of ABC News

Advocating for swift and urgent action to address the growing threat of climate change and castigating President Donald Trump over his inaction on the issue, former vice president Joe Biden laid out his vision for a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s energy sector and beefed up investments in sustainable infrastructure in a speech Tuesday afternoon from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

“If I have the honor of being elected president, we’re not just going to tinker around the edges. We’re going to make historic investments that will seize the opportunity and meet this moment in history,” Biden said, echoing the language used by some of his more progressive former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Earlier Tuesday, Biden unveiled a sweeping new proposal that called for the United States to achieve a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and make a $2 trillion investment over his first four years in office in green energy and infrastructure to combat the threat of climate change.

“When Donald Trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is hoax. When I think about climate change, the word I think of is jobs,” Biden mused on Tuesday, referencing a 2014 tweet from his GOP rival.

Biden’s numbers have been climbing so quickly that no state seems out of reach anymore. 

Courtesy of the Texas Tribune

Joe Biden is launching his first general-election TV ads in Texas as a growing number of polls show a close presidential race in the state.

As part of a four-state ad buy that Biden’s campaign is announcing Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee is going up with a 60-second spot in Texas that addresses the increasingly dire coronavirus situation here.

“I’m of thinking all of you today across Texas,” Biden says in the ad, which opens with a shot of Marfa. “I know the rise in case numbers is causing fear and apprehension.”

“The virus is tough, but Texas is tougher,” Biden later says, telling Americans to follow guidelines to slow the spread of the virus — and that he wants them to know that “I will not abandon you. We’re all in this together.”

Texas is of course the golden ring that Democrats keep reaching forever since Jimmy Carter won it in 1976.

We never seem to snag it, but this time I think we are looking at a unique situation that essentially puts all states in play. 

I seriously doubt that Biden’s new green deal will attract too many crossover votes from Republicans, but the opportunity to get Trump out of office has universal appeal at this point.