Vintage felt tip signature and inscription, "To Charles, Thanks for taking the time to listen and also thanks for being so polite with me. Best wishes, Joe Biden," on a pale yellow 5 x 4.5 album page, annotated along the top by the collector: "18 May 1973 - City Club." In very fine condition.
Biden, the newly minted 30-year-old senator from Delaware, spoke before the City Club of Cleveland on May 18, 1973. A recording of the hour-long talk reemerged with Biden's presidential candidacy, offering a time capsule of his views on race and party politics. In 2019, Cleveland.com observed: 'The recording highlights the paradox of Biden as someone simultaneously ahead of and behind the times. The presentation was sprinkled with off-color jokes that were dated even for the 1970s mixed with truly liberal talking points-including bemoaning the role of money in politics and advocating for public financing of federal elections-and the frank, blue-collar persona for which Biden is almost universally known.'
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