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Biden campaigns on experience and it's swaying Iowa caucus-goers

Posted at 10:37 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 23:37:48-05

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — Joe Biden is campaigning on his experience, and it's swaying Iowa caucus-goers.

Although many have committed to the former vice-president, they still have doubts.

"Getting the young voters is going to be one of his biggest challenges I think, especially the 18 to 26 year-olds," Shawn Gallagher said.

"He reassured me. I was worried about him before that he was too old fashioned, "Stephen Muia said.

Muia added he has other Democratic candidates he's still looking at, as well.

Biden made a quick campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

He has less than 5 days to rally support before the Iowa caucuses and help voters find some clarity.

"The character of the nation is on the ballot, for real," Biden said.

At one point Biden pitched to voters that they he'd need no on the job training.

"We need a president, who on day one can command the world stage because he or she knows those world leaders," Biden said. "Someone who can lead our armed forces and repair our relationships with our allies that have been so badly damaged by his (President Trump) embrace of thugs and dictators around the world."

His experience is something many voters are using as a deciding factor over other candidates.

"I think anyone of them would be good, but I'm looking for the strongest candidate who can get Trump out of office," Pam Hoide said.

Although he's their current choice, Marty and Ron Heitman have some red flags about Biden.

"He could be more personable," Ron Heitman said. "He needs to be a little more electric."

The Heitmans were interested in other candidates, one including Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.

"I have that awful feeling and I hate to admit it, but i don't know if a woman can beat Trump," Marty Heitman said.