Biden had no real ground operation or campaign to speak about. Nicole Wallace asked how a candidate can win as big as he is winning with such a small operation. The answer is simple. Just like Trump got billions in the free press to promote a false narrative, so did Biden.
Here is the real deal. Because I think the economy will flounder, people will remember COVID-19, and other reasons, I think Biden now has a chance to beat Trump. But so, does Trump.
Jim Carville is right. Democrats' most important want is to get rid of Trump. The entire corporate mainstream media following the lead of the plutocracy preached day in and day out that Biden is the one to beat Trump.
The thing is, Trump is neither the genesis of the plight of the poor and the middle-class nor will his continuation make a very large change from the trajectory. If one wants to be honest, he made changes on the fringes from what corporations attained under Republicans and Democrats alike. It does not take much to extract from the many and give much to the few (tax cuts, bad regulations, corporate subsidies).
The question is why. The answer is simple. And Joe Biden said it to a bunch of his rich benefactors, nothing will change for them.
- What will change for those extended obscene student loans that keep them owned by the banks throughout their middle-age?
- What will change for those who must use all their disposable income and assets for healthcare where private companies continue pilfering? Most know given the exit polls that Medicare for All is their best option.
- What will happen to the parents who want to work but cannot afford to do so because they cannot afford childcare?
- What will happen to that kid who really wants to go to college but is priced out because their meager wages do not afford them the opportunity?
These policies are not free stuff. We all pay for it; some do so by paying it forward. When policies are caricatured it creates insincere debates.
At this point in time, Biden is winning big. Sanders can still win especially if Biden shows a deficiency in the debate or if he utters a fatal gaffe that could change the trajectory of the race. Many have allowed the plutocracy to "fear" older voters, specifically black older voters, into action as all but the enthusiastic young voters believe there was no point in voting.
Politics is a messy and unfair sport. Both Bernie and Biden are big boys. Win or lose they will both be fine. There are many things either one of these candidates can do to win going forward. It really is not over yet.
Elizabeth Warren could have made the progressive case by holding an effective press conference that may have been helpful, but she has not chosen to do so thus far. One wonders if she will be happy with the trajectory of yet maintaining the status quo for the plutocracy.
I will support the nominee as long as "messy and unfair politics" does not become a complete DNC rigging. Unfortunately, many Sanders supporters won't. They simply have nothing to lose with either Trump or Biden. To them, they are tired of supporting voters who support a mythical center, policies anathema to their needs. They believe they are instrumental in rewarding those voters as others are permanently asked to wait.