If you’re a Bernie supporter and you consider yourself not to be racist, you should really consider supporting Joe Biden.
Because African Americans have spoken, and he is their man.
African Americans, and especially African American women, are the most loyal constituency that the Democrats have. And even though they do not have a candidate of their own that’s going to make it to the finish line — Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, Deval Patrick — they have the next best thing: a surrogate that (most of them) have endorsed.
As progressives, we should take that very seriously.
Of course Joe is not as progressive as Bernie is, but he’s progressive enough for the African American community, and that should be good enough for the rest of us.
And yes, Joe may have lost is fastball (if he ever had a fastball), but almost everyone agrees that he’s fundamentally a good man.
Right now, where we have a malignant narcissist as President, that has to be good enough.
The general consensus among the pundit class is that he should find a woman of color (Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams) and make her his VP choice.
So African Americans have spoken. Joe Biden is their man. He should be our man as well.
I aģree with all of that. But I still think it’s disappointing that Biden is the best the Dems have to offer. What are the polls saying about his ability to defeat Trump in November?
It is disappointing that Biden is the best the Democrats have at the moment. He is clearly a “safety” candidate. Polls are pretty good at the moment, especially in the all-important swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, but I wouldn’t trust too much in polls this far before the election.