Big Magilla wrote
Warren has the plans, Harris the tenacity and Buttigieg the smarts but Biden, as of now, is the only one who is virtually certain to beat Trump in most states including Texas. Maybe that will change, but it will be an uphill battle.
Joe Biden's greatest strength is his electability and that scares me. I've said this before but The Democratic Primary is an Ideas Parade. Where are the ideas? He's not going to have anything to talk about for months while his opponents have nothing but ideas. Let's say he gets through that, what happens next? He moves to the center, courting Republicans as well as Democrats. And then he goes to the general where Trump can hit him from the right and the left. He can go after him for the Crime Bill, he can go after him for Anita Hill. The one thing we know is that Joe Biden won't take one iota of true blame for anything. Joe Biden used to be the one Democrat I wanted to see debate Trump more than anyone else. Now, I don't think anyone would do a worse job. Maybe Beto O'Rourke. But let's say Biden survives that and wins the general election...? What then?
The Democratic Party has a remarkable opportunity to prove to the rest of the country what a progressive agenda looks and feels like with policies they can touch and feel. We can't squander that. I don't have confidence that winning with Joe Biden is winning. My favorite thing about him winning is that I'm reasonably sure that we won't plunge into a civil war.
Current keys turned against the incumbent party: Party Mandate, Policy Change, Scandal, Foreign Military Success, Incumbent Charisma.
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