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Joe Biden and others saw blue-collar voters slip from Democrat base

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Democrats can’t say Joe Biden didn’t warn them.

Reeling from their election losses, Democrats are seeking answers to the core question of how to reclaim blue-collar voters who were once a key part of their base. Hillary Clinton had the worst showing among union households on Election Day for a Democratic candidate since 1984, when President Reagan won re-election in a landslide.

It was exactly the kind of performance that Vice President Joseph R. Biden feared, as Republican Donald Trump made big inroads with his pitch to blue-collar workers.

Time and again during the campaign, Mr. Biden sounded the alarm about Democrats in Washington losing touch with working-class voters. During the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July, Mr. Biden worried aloud that party officials had become elitist and were talking down to the middle class. – READ MORE

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