Two questions: When and How?
Joe Biden, the apparent presidential nominee, has a seemingly insurmountable lead in delegates going into the rescheduled August convention in the postponed Democratic primary race. Victor Davis Hanson in NRO explains how Joe accomplished this. Easy, Joe was not Bernie Sanders, who terrified the Democratic elites.
Biden the Least Offensive Candidate Left Standing
Biden was also not NYC former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the multibillionaire former New York City mayor jumped into the race.
… when Biden faltered and Sanders seemed unstoppable. But Bloomberg spent $1 billion only to confirm that he was haughty, a poor debater, and an even worse campaigner. He often appeared to be an apologist for China and seemed clueless about the interior of the United States.
The least offensive candidate left standing was Biden. Many Democratic primary voters initially had written him off as an inept retread, a blowhard, and an impediment to the leftward, identity-politics trajectory of the newly progressive Democratic Party.
Winning Votes with Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier
Using weird wording, Joe Biden called some voters “fat,” “damn liar,” and the ubiquitous “lying dog-faced pony soldier.”
Long ago, (Biden) spun tall tales about how in his youth he had taken on a Delaware street gang with a six-foot chain or slammed a bully’s face into a store counter. More recently, he taunted President Trump with tough-guy boasts about taking him behind the proverbial gym and beating him up.
Biden’s Hands-On Problem with Women
Even his supporters cringed when he was seen sniffing the hair, rubbing the shoulders, or whispering into the ears of unsuspecting females, some of them minors. Stranger still, Biden waxed on about his commitment to the #MeToo movement. The handsy Biden has insisted that women who made accusations of sexual harassment must be believed.
Joe’s Own Suspect Dealings with Ukraine
The more House Democrats attacked Donald Trump for supposedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden’s wheeler-dealer son Hunter, the more Biden’s own suspect dealings with Ukraine surfaced. Such scrutiny followed from Biden’s boast, caught on video, that he had leveraged Ukraine by threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless a Ukrainian prosecutor was fired. That prosecutor had wanted to investigate the Ukrainian company for which Hunter Biden worked.
Joe, the Albatross
In the three months before the Democratic National Convention, Americans will witness some of the strangest political scrambling in presidential campaign history. Simply put, how does the Democratic Party cut from its neck an albatross — one who has the most delegates but is likely not up to serving as president?
Will Joe Disappear?
A host of Democratic donors and operatives would like Biden to disappear, clearing the way for a replacement …