With Joe Biden, unity is just a talking point. It doesn’t reflect his career or his base

With Joe Biden, unity is just a talking point. It doesn’t reflect his career or his base
Biden at Gettysburg (Image: C-SPAN screen grab)

[Ed. – To support Joe Biden, you have to be willing to suspend disbelief.]

What happens if the unity candidate is actually leading a movement of anger and revenge-minded partisans?

Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, often casts the presidential race as a “battle for the soul of the nation,” which sounds great to a generation of Americans who grew up thinking “The West Wing” television show was closer to reality than “Veep.”

Biden thinks of himself as a modern-day Jed Bartlett, apparently, who can rise above today’s polarized politics and unite the country.

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“Today, once again we are a house divided,” Biden said during a recent speech at Gettysburg. “But that, my friend, can no longer be. We are facing too many crises. We have too much work to do. We have too bright a future to leave it shipwrecked on the shoals of anger and hate and division.”

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