The Democratic Establishment Would Rather Lose with Biden

Benin Bryant
8 min readMar 4, 2020

Than Win the Presidency with Bernie

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary night election rally in Columbia S.C., Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 after winning the South Carolina primary. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, after more than three decades of losing in Democratic presidential primaries, finally won big with his resounding victories in South Carolina and the Super Tuesday states. In the days immediately following his success in South Carolina, both Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar promptly suspended their campaigns, and, along with current and former Democratic senators, endorsed Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination. The coalescing of prior presidential candidates around Joe Biden represents a concerted effort by the Democratic establishment to rally around a deeply flawed candidate, to intentionally prevent the candidate best suited to defeat the incumbent president, Senator Bernie Sanders, from winning the Democratic nomination.

With Biden’s victories in South Carolina and Super Tuesday, Joe Biden breathed new life into his ailing campaign after finishing 4th, 5th, and 2nd in the previous primaries and caucuses. The reason for Biden’s decidedly poor results was his belligerent and incoherent behavior on the campaign trail. In campaign events and debates in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, Biden called a prospective voter a “damn liar,” a young student a “lying dog-faced pony soldier,” and continuously fumbled over his own words.

The legal requirements for the presidency of the United States, as stated in the constitution, are as follows; must be a natural-born citizen, a resident for at least 14 years, and be at least 35 years of age. Our founding fathers probably didn’t think it necessary to mandate candidates be able to speak in complete, coherent sentences, but perhaps they should have. Furthermore, if these kinds of reactions to inquiries from the press and prospective voters are going to be customary, then it begs the question; should Biden win the nomination, how is he going to handle the rigor of what will surely be a contentious presidential election?

Benin Bryant

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