In an October WSJ/NBC News poll, 43% of blacks, aged 50+, were “enthusiastic” about Joe Biden, versus 17% for Elizabeth Warren, and 14% for Bernie Sanders.
At Joe’s rallies, Jason L. Riley notes in the WSJ, Biden is no longer shouted down by black activists, like he was four years ago. Still, his support is largely confined to black Millennials.
As for the senator from Massachusetts, Mr. Riley feels that some black voters may never forgive Warren’s refusal to admit she lied about being “a racial minority to advance her professional career.”
The Least Bad Choice
Older blacks behind Joe Biden believe he has the best chance of beating Donald Trump, continues Mr. Riley. Keeping their health insurance and their cars is another overriding factor.
They want to keep their medical insurance and their gas-powered cars. They understand that national borders are important, and they don’t want their taxes raised to finance free health care for illegal immigrants.
And if Joe Biden, or someone who starts sounding like him, isn’t on the ballot, many of them might just stay home again.
Ask Mrs. Clinton how that turned out for her.
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