Is a good-enough candidacy good enough for Joe Biden?

Is a good-enough candidacy good enough for Joe Biden?
Joe Biden (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Suddenly Dems are doing all this introspection over the not terribly appealing options they have left themselves nine months out from Election Day.]

Biden, who is 77, looked a bit worn down, and you couldn’t help wondering if there were times — like now — that made him question why exactly he was putting himself through a presidential campaign, for the third time. …

And yet a few weeks before the caucuses, here Biden was in Iowa. … On the drive, he talked about his campaign, which had endured a procession of dubious assessments in the media over nearly a year: a running catalog of “weak front-runner” stories, too-old stories, sluggish-crowds stories — even as polls consistently showed him in the lead, both nationally and in key states. Unlike his more ideological rivals, “movement” candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Biden does not have an easily identifiable “why” associated with his endeavor — other than the necessity of a Donald Trump defeat. …

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