[Ed. – Was this the Dems’ plan all along: to make a burned-out centrist the nominal candidate while pandering to the far-left base?]
You might have thought that Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, had nothing threatening his bid to secure America’s political center ground. If you did, you were mistaken.
Last week Mr. Biden made a huge concession to the man he defeated, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and the Vermont socialist’s wing of the Democratic Party. The two men announced six “unity task forces” to “explore possible policy initiatives” on climate change, criminal justice, the economy, education, health care and immigration.
Typically, a candidate’s advisers help hash out positions on major issues long before primaries begin, not after they’re settled. That Mr. Biden is allowing ideological rivals and, in some cases, antagonists, to define where he stands on six big issues signals that he doesn’t know why he’s running for president except to be president.