Only Biden Can Stop This Political Dumpster Fire Redux
Democrats lost the midterms. But they beat the point spread, so they're declaring victory. Even as Biden goes from a Democratic House and Senate to a Republican House and Democratic Senate, he is upgrading his report card like a kid using a pencil to change a D to a B. After such a magnificent, pyrrhic victory, maybe he really should run again! The New York Times and at least part of the White House staff seems to think his "victory" has earned him another shot at the White House. "(Biden) regularly notes that he is the only person who has ever defeated Mr. Trump, implying that he would have the best chance of doing it again," the newspaper reports.
I don't see the logic. Then, neither does Biden.
The United States has a pretty lame voter participation rate. In a country where it is already hard to convince people that they should care about politics and engage in the electoral system, nothing could be less exciting than recreating the 2020 presidential election -- a race that only became exciting after Trump lost and tried to overthrow the government.
Which he did lamely. A younger despot's putsch would have had more oomph.
But, as referenced above, Trump will stay in, do or die. He must, to stay out of prison. Perhaps Ron DeSantis or some other evil Republican will win the nomination instead. But right now, it's Trump's to lose.
Biden, therefore, is the only human who can spare us from the horror of a 2020 replay. If he really loves America, if he cares about the American people, he will do the right thing and refrain from running again.
Thus clearing the field for Hillary.
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