Joe Biden: The Unity Candidate?

Can Biden really unite Democratic progressives and moderates?

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Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the Moving America Forward Forum hosted by United for Infrastructure at the Student Union at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. February 15, 2020. (photo: Gage Skidmore)

Joe Biden, the Unity Candidate?

The Democratic Party is absolutely united…on one single point: The Democratic Party must beat Donald Trump.

“We need someone who can beat Donald Trump.” — Beto O’Rourke

For various reasons, few related to the strength of the candidate or the efficacy of his campaign, party leaders have settled on Joe Biden.

“We have turned the R.N.C. into one of the largest data-gathering operations in United States history.” — Brad Parscale, Trump campaign manager

On the other hand, Democrats have the dubious political prowess of former Vice President Joe Biden, who doesn’t show any signs of running a more capable campaign in the wake of his Super Tuesday turnaround victory.

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