[I] Biden wins the Democratic presidential nomination ... it is probably more likely to give Trump a second term.
It’s like a self-promotion industry, and what better way to sell yourself than to say you ran for president.
Thus the real question about electability is not who seems like the safest bet to voters in the middle. It is who can excite the voters who gave the benefits of their grave doubts to two very unusual, indeed unprecedented, candidates: Obama and Trump.
Biden remains a traditional Democrat at a time when the party is quickly abandoning tradition.
[E]conomic fundamentals suggest that Trump can be reelected in spite of those who considered his election an unexpected historical event.
Biden’s pitch is that he can reverse that angry white tide without losing the diverse rainbow coalition built by Obama.
In any earlier Presidential election, Joe Biden could have been squelched by age, neck-nuzzling or the Anita Hill thing. This time around, he has a good chance of surmounting all of the above, simply because of The Donald.