Residents put up flags in Ballina, Ireland — the ancestral home of Joe Biden — for the US President’s forthcoming visit, April, 4, 2023 (Peter Morrison/AP)
I joined BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback on Tuesday afternoon for a 25-minute panel discussion on Joe Biden’s visit to Northern Ireland/Ireland and its significance for the 2024 US Presidential election.
Political analysts Shane Greer and Winnie King also join host William Crawley.
We talk about the notion of “Irish America”, Biden’s record and tactics, and the issues in 2024.
Biden’s trying to go beyond Irish America to tap into a sense of responsibility — that the US can be a force for good and a force for stability.
That’s where the Good Friday Agreement comes in. It’s the feel-good moment in American foreign policy that Biden may be able to use.