The Three Barriers to Biden’s Re-Election

Source: American Prospect
by David Dayen

“Democratic anxiety has ratcheted up to the point of neurosis. The presidential election today is within the margin of error, with a difference of a point or two. By way of comparison, at this moment in 2000 George W. Bush was up by seven points, and by August of that year, by 16 points. At no point was Al Gore publicly admonished to step aside, nor was any conspiracy to somehow throw him out at the convention openly discussed. Gore came out, kissed his wife, gave a speech about the people vs. the powerful, and the race was tied in a blink. Such patience is not in evidence today. The default mode for Democrats is panic, and for Republicans, bravado.” (05/29/24)