Well, it isn’t his popularity. Primarily due to his association with Obama, the ex-VP has a positive public image among left-leaning voters. Practically everyone disliked Hillary. Sexists hated her because she was a woman, feminists disliked her for how she treated other women and repeatedly defended her womanizing husband.
The establishment doesn’t want anyone but Uncle Joe in charge because they want to keep their grip on a party that is lurching left in a hurry. They are prepared to ignore the most passionate and activated voters in states like Texas and West Virginia who would vote for “Gorilla McAfee” just to get sensible and affordable health care coverage.
The Democrats continue to play the “attract the centrists” game, ignoring that modern politics is more about “activate the base.” Face it: the independent from Vermont can do this in his sleep. Sanders is using healthcare to target Trump’s working-class base, and if the recent showing on Fox News was an indicator, it’s working.
Even Anne Coulter is on board!
Ann Coulter feeling the Bern? The conservative commentator says Sanders has supported immigration policies that could earn him her vote, adding she’d be willing to overlook “the rest of the socialist stuff.” pic.twitter.com/8vH4LAWmVP
It’s not like Joe Biden hasn’t tried this before. It’s not like voters haven’t witnessed the ugly results.
He is a messy politician, and he still hasn’t acclimated to the #MeToo climate. The negative press over his allegedly inappropriate conduct is a free lunch for Trump. Just like Hillary couldn’t take the high road over sexual assault and infidelity because of her husband’s reputation, Biden could face similar headwinds.
Democrats claim to look out for working folks, but the party is riddled with the same political and financial elites that rule the Republican party. Remember, Obama was the “peace” candidate who fired more drone strikes than George W. Bush.
Bernie Sanders is the only Democrat who understands why Trump won the 2016 election. | Source: (i)REUTERS/Leah Millis, (ii,iii) Shutterstock; edited by CCN
America’s forgotten rural voters don’t expect Donald Trump to make things better. They are just sick of false promises. That is why Bernie Sanders’ “authenticity” will resonate more than Biden’s all-American smile.
Voters want change, and Joe Biden is most certainly not that. He’s an attempt to return the country to a pre-Trump era and pretend that 2016 never happened. Biden thinks the dusty old-election playbook sitting in Chuck and Nancy’s office remains relevant. Newsflash: it’s not.
He’s going to need more fire than that to take on an uber-Trump who will likely deploy a scorched earth campaign in 2020.
Unfortunately for Democrats, it’s doubtful that Joe Biden is up for the fight.