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Jacobin Magazine: Joe Biden Will Lose a General Election to Donald Trump; Only Sanders Can Beat Trump

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Will Biden's gaffes catch up to him in 2020? The Washington Post's Matt Viser analyzes a string of recent gaffes by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and what they might mean in the 2020 ...
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Biden has been erratic,  not the gaffe-prone Biden we remember— that Biden was undisciplined, diplomatic and sharp. This Biden is unpredictable and disturbing. He spins his wheels, meanders onto tangents, and stumbles over simple points. When he interacts with people, he veers from uncomfortably familiar to aggressive.

Trump will say that Biden is senile and unfit for office. He won't just let attack dogs say it like other Republicans— he will say it explicitly and repeatedly, a major part of his campaign. He is not going to care that one might say this about him because he has the sociopath's shamelessness and audacity. He will be cruel and bullying about it, with the benefit of low expectations because no one expects anything else. This will be brutal in debates, because for all of his faults, Trump is still quick on his feet verbally and very conscious of this advantage.

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the (more...)

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