The debate next Sunday will be your last and best chance to regain the upper hand. You can do this if you disavow your natural tendency to be kind to Biden and remember what brought you to the movement in the first place, and exactly what kind of mortal threat Biden alone now poses to everything you hold dear. To go soft on Biden is to give a free pass to a segregationist, misogynist, anti-worker grandstander who embodies a lifetime of active collusion in the economy of war and exploitation that you abhor. Your followers will feel betrayed for a lost opportunity to take down the establishment at its weakest.
If you leave Biden feeling like he’s been mugged, like he can’t wait to scream at his staff for leaving him unprepared for your onslaught, you’ll walk away the winner, and so will the movement for which you’ve given your whole life.