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Biden Faces One More Inflection Point After a Life of Struggle

Biden Faces One More Inflection Point After a Life of Struggle

November7, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Before heading into a community center for a campaign rally the other day,

President Biden stopped to speak to the overflow crowd that could not squeeze into the small facility. 

As often happens whenever Mr. Biden finds a microphone and a willing audience, his family made a cameo appearance.  

This time it was his long-dead grandparents. “Every time I’d walk out of my grandpop’s house, he’d yell, ‘Joey, keep the faith,’” 

the president recounted. “My grandmother would yell, ‘No, Joey, spread it.’ Go spread the faith.”

Mr. Biden has been spreading the faith across the country in recent days, undaunted by the polls and 

prognosticators forecasting a devastating defeat for his party in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Faith has been Mr. 

Biden’s calling card in his nearly two years in office — faith in the system in which he has been a fixture for more than half a century,  

faith that he could repair the fissures of a broken society, faith that he and he alone could beat former President Donald J. Trump if they face off again in 2024.