Greek-Americans Speak with Biden

“He’s Greek!” I shouted when I saw the young man standing to ask Joe Biden a question during the televised Town Hall discussion Thursday evening from Philadelphia.

And before I finished saying that, I read: Anthony J. Argirakis.

A few minutes later, a lady got up to ask her question. “Could she be a Greek-American too?” I asked. She looked Greek. “Not likely,” I thought. Could it be possible that two Greek-Americans would have the chance to ask questions of the same candidate for the U.S. presidency, at the same pre-election event, who both say they voted for Trump in 2016?

They wrote her name too: Angelika Politarhos. I couldn’t believe it.

As far as I know, this a first in the history of the Greek Diaspora. I can’t remember even a single member of the Community asking a question broadcast on television to a presidential candidate. But last night, we had two.

Did Biden understand that they were of Greek origin? I doubt it.

But there is more: the moderator of the program was the top journalist of the ABC television network, our own George Stephanopoulos, who honors his family and Hellenism. So we had three expatriates on the same TV program! And surely George would have understood that they were Greek-Americans.

In the end, it was like a Diaspora conversation with Biden.

However, I must add, fellow Hellenes who asked the questions, that a valuable opportunity was lost to ask Biden about Erdogan's unacceptable encroachment on the sovereignty of Greece and Cyprus.

If you had asked such a question, even one of you, you would have given Biden the opportunity to speak out against Erdogan, Trump's ‘friend’, and to inform millions of Americans about the danger that he poses to Greece and Cyprus – but also to America itself. 



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