April 26, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Biden’s Asset? He’s Tolerable
More importantly, is he up to the challenge?
Yes, I do.
“Electability” is a weak argument. Appeals to bipartisanship mean more to the press than voters. He’s got baggage. He’s prone to mistakes. I agree with Bloomberg’s Karl Smith, who said: “The Democrats should pick an unabashedly partisan candidate.”
That said, Biden is running a clever campaign already. He made smart hiring decisions. He’ll have access to a ton of money. Most important, Biden is doing something his rivals aren’t: putting the president front and center, and blasting him.
“We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” Mr. Biden said, warning that if Mr. Trump is re-elected, “He will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”
And Donald Trump fell for it.