Editorial: Biden should not have joined UAW picket line

President Joe Biden joining a picket line with members of the UAW union at a General Motors Service Parts Operations plant in Belleville, Michigan, on Sept 26. — AFP

WE understand the political reasoning behind President Joe Biden joining the United Auto Workers picket line in Michigan on Tuesday, Sept 26; Michigan will be a key swing state in the next presidential election, as it was in the prior election, and Democrats need to shore up support.

Biden’s poll numbers over the weekend were not exactly inspiring confidence, and the dispute between the UAW and Detroit’s auto giants clearly represented a golden opportunity for Biden to shore up support among a key, yet politically wobbly constituency: the blue-collar workers.

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