I think that a lot of Democrats are misreading the mood of the Democratic primary voter. They think there’s a hunger for radical change. Maybe. But right now, exhausted by Trump’s narcissism, there is a yearning for sanity and calmness. Old shoe Biden looks like a steady and sane hand right now. Many feel that a Biden Administration would be just that, slow, steady like a midsummer rain. And like that mid-summer rain, would be more background noise than anything else. People would have a chance to decompress and live their lives again.
Which is why the “kids wont be enthusiastic for Biden” is landing like a thud among the more reliable Democratic voters, the black primary voters of South Carolina and possibly beyond. More than any other part of the Democratic coalition, he’s a trustworthy ally and a sane one.
While Warren and Bernie generate excitement, neither have been able to overtake Biden in national polls, and increasingly in state polls as well.
Revolutionary change is not what fearful people crave right now. Yes, there needs to be some fundamental changes-the misadministration of Trump has exposed a lot of rot and corruption underneath the gilded columns of government. But people want to get back to debating health care and just how much we need to spend on defense. They would like to focus on local matters and make long-term plans that could be slowly wheeled out.
But slow and steady sometimes wins the race, and Biden qualifies now. Against a Drama King like Trump, none of the things that would worry people matter. Gaffes? Compared to the toxic sludge coming out of Trump, whatever he says is nothing. And whatever Biden says has no malice or prejudice at all. A bit old-fashioned? Biden would at least listen to people with new ideas.
His age may be more of an asset than people have realized. He’s past the point where his past can really be held against him. If there were any real scandals, they would have surfaced long ago, and with Obama’s very strict vetting, nobody thinks there are any unfound. Biden’s a homebody who likes spending time with his family, not porn stars and certainly not with Epstein types.
Especially Trump, who leaned on Ukraine to manufacture an investigation not even about him, but about his son….even Trump knew there was nothing there and was willing to risk his Presidency to create something out of nothing.
And a man who nearly sold his house to pay for Beau’s cancer treatment and had to be talked out of it by Obama is hardly a corporate shill.
So I’m riden with Biden all the way to the election, and all the way to 2024 and even 2028 if possible.
So buckle up with me. Biden it is.