Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has been burdened by inevitability from the start. With a long political career behind him, which includes an eight-year stint in the White House as former President Barack Obama’s right-hand man, Biden feels entitled. But during a time when the Democratic Party wants a charismatic and revolutionary politician to lead the charge against an unprecedented political foe, Biden’s candidacy just doesn’t fit the bill.
In many ways, Biden’s 2020 campaign is similar to that of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, except worse.
Four years ago, Clinton was also labeled “inevitable” after having waited her turn for years. Like Biden, she was a well-known fixture on the national stage for decades. Being elected president was the next logical step. It was almost unfathomable that the outcome might end in the ultimate defeat.