How Grief and Tragedy Have Left a Mark on 2016 Presidential Race

How Grief and Tragedy Have Left a Mark on 2016 Presidential RaceTragedy has left its mark on the 2016 presidential race. The effects of tragedy are most apparent as it relates to Joe Biden’s decision not to throw his hat into the ring — after the vice president decided that he had run out of time to mount a successful presidential campaign by the time he and his family had fully worked through the grief over the death of his son Beau earlier this year. But Biden is hardly alone in the field of candidates whose lives and political journeys have been shaped by tragedy and personal hardship.

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