As I scrolled through news articles following the Democratic debate, it was easy to see that the left has placed Joe Biden in it’s crosshairs. Seriously, the leading candidate in the race is hated by his own party and media. Even though he has the most legitimate chance to beat President Trump in the 2020 Election, Democrats will sacrifice him in favor of the socialist/progressive agenda.
The first article I saw was from Jamil Smith at the Rolling Stone. Smith accuses Biden of being racist and says that in order to defeat Trump, Democrats need a non-racist candidate. Smith outlines several cases against Biden, yet gives no clear alternative suggestion. Of course, the chance to attack and call President Trump a white nationalist and a bigot was not lost in the article either. All throughout, Smith paints Biden as a liberal version of Trump.
MSNBC also gave time to the article from Smith and an author discussed how this debate was Joe Biden’s retirement party. You can see the clip below that starts near the 3 minute mark.
The second article I read was over at Deadspin by Albert Burneko. The title of the piece, “Joe Biden Is A Doddering Old Mummy With A Skull Full Of Dumpster Juice,” actually caused me to laugh. In the article, Biden was called a senile old man that can’t think straight. Burneko questions Biden’s cognitive abilities and his ability to hold office. So not only is Biden a racist bigot, he’s old and senile.
Other outlets, such as the Independent, jumped on Biden’s gaffes in mistakenly calling Bernie Sanders the President. Now the Independent article did not jump specifically on Biden, but it did specifically call out his gaffe and refer to the ages of both Biden and Sanders in their exchange. This certainly was not the only article that took this route against Biden either. Even the NY Post took a jab at Biden referring to his struggles to keep his teeth in his mouth.
So what’s the reasoning for Democrats to jump on Biden? I think Ben Shapiro gave the best response on a recent podcast where he said Biden is the type of candidate that can win the general election, but will most likely struggle to win the primary. The excitement in the Democratic base is with the progressive or socialist candidates.
On the polling data side, Real Clear Politics still shows Biden with a 9.5 point advantage over the other candidates on average. The data also shows Biden as the one candidate with double digit leads over President Trump. Other candidates are all at the margin of error level. It would seem Democrats would want to support the one most likely to lead them to victory, but this isn’t the case.
As a conservative, the thought of the socialist candidates scares me, yet it also is the best matchup for President Trump. Trump is a strong personality and a pointed campaigner. If Sanders or Warren is the Democratic nominee, their socialist ideas and plans will most likely push President Trump into a second term. The socialist ideals are not popular with traditional liberals or independents. While they may not want to vote for Trump, they very well may just stay at home on Election Day. If this happens, Democrats lose.
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