Originally Posted by Antagon
I hope people realize Biden's not the best bet the dems have. I mean, bragging about not being called "boy" by vicious segregationists should be indicative of just how inappropriate and out of touch he is. Kamala Harris absolutely schooling him was indeed a great moment. Of course, Biden wouldn't be as bad as the current racist manchild in chief, but he doesn't provide the progressive spirit the dems desperately need right now. There are far more capable candidates than him.
of course he’s not the best, we realized this with obama, who beat uncle joe handily in the primaries.
the issue is not who is “best,” the issue is who can beat the blob with actual voters in middle america. is macdonalds the best food? certainly not. but you can find it everywhere.
the issue with the progressive spirit is if it has enough wind behind its sails to have appeal beyond the base.
yes you need to activate the base, but you have to do it in a way that has mass appeal and does not alienate the middle class. obama did this with a centrist rhetoric (neither blue nor red, etc).
maybe the times can accommodate another new deal but this isn’t 1929. however, if the economy takes a shit before the election, then it’s another story.
different bets for different scenarios, but it’s all bets.