The media loves a good comeback story, and Joe Biden, written off by the media less than a week ago, is now the vindicated frontrunner. It’s a narrative being pushed so hard by the mainstream press and the Democratic establishment, one would be forgiven for thinking Joe’s nomination is pretty much a done deal, observes John D. Davidson in The Federalist:
An 11th Hour Play Just in the Nick of Time
Don’t kid yourself, however. As Mr. Davidson explains, the driving force behind Biden’s super resurgences has been the consolidation of the moderate vote.
Who knows whether this eleventh-hour clearing of the field was simply blind luck or the secret machinations of the Democratic Party determined to stop Sanders at any cost, but the effect was to deliver a significant number of delegates to Biden in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Virginia, and elsewhere.
Transforming the Democratic Party into European Style Socialist Party
Above all, Super Tuesday has clarified the race, finally, and revealed it for what it has been this entire time: an attempt by progressives to overthrow the establishment and transform the Democratic Party into a European-style democratic socialist party.
That effort is not dead, not by a long shot. The Sanders wing of the party on Tuesday showed that it cannot be muscled aside, certainly not by Biden and the also-rans, and certainly not before the convention in July.
Therein lies the danger for the Democrats. Nothing about Tuesday’s results suggests any change in the fundamental problem facing the party. It is divided, almost down the middle, between moderates who will do anything to stop Sanders and leftists who will support no one but Sanders.
No amount of narrative-shaping by the media or chest-thumping by Biden will change that.