Look, I am not a Joe Biden fan. There are many reasons for this. He is allowed to get away with things that many other politicians would not get away with (white male privilege or political insider or both?) But I also realize he may be our nominee and I would not only vote for him, I would campaign for him. The major reason I am not in favor of Biden in the primaries is he has a history of hiring bad people and making massive unforced errors. Well this just happened. Read this this article from Vox on Biden’s plagiarism in the climate plan. Now I agree with the author, this type of “borrowing” should not be a really big deal in 2019. And obviously Joe Biden was not anywhere near the writing of this document. But,
If it were written for an academic course the author probably would have been at least suspended from the university.
Joe Biden has a history of plagiarism so it is easy for people to grab on to.
The people Biden hired to write this document did not seem to be aware of this history.