And Biden leads the pack by a good and solid amount….
The media ALWAYS gravitates to new bright shinny objects…
For the last year they have hummed along happy with the growing list of Democrats from the left….Added a gay guy….The retreded guy who isn’t even a Democrat and several women….
But a growing reality check has been running in the polls….
Ole’ Joe Biden has led in them even before he announced he was gonna run…
I’ve been posting this for months….
Democrats aren’t about the new candidate from the the left….
MOST Democrats are actually in the middle….
MOST Democrats want ONE thing….
That is to beat Donald Trump and put someone in the White House that can bring back a closer relationship with the truth and following the norms of the American history of give and take…
Against the media idea that there is a Democratic ‘civil war’?
The REALITY is that more Democrats right now want a Joe Biden….
Not the others…And NOT a hard left leaning party that would make them happy now…But assure Donald Trump a second term in office….
…..to the dismay of many liberals, he won’t call for a study of slavery reparations, saying the nation has other ways to fight racism.
In his opening weeks as a presidential candidate, Biden has rejected much of the conventional wisdom that drove the first stretch of the Democratic nomination fight, refusing to play to the party’s liberal wing, focus on the wrongs of the past or call for revolutionary transformation.
To the surprise of many, he has been rewarded with a lead in the polls that, so far at least, has proven durable and steady. As a result, his candidacy is challenging assumptions about what Democratic voters want in the era of President Trump
At its heart, Biden’s campaign is a gamble that his rivals are wrong in seeing the current Democratic Party as liberal, angry and ready for revolution — a case he made in unusually pointed terms at a rally in Philadelphia on Saturday.
“I know some of the really smart folks say Democrats don’t want to hear about unity,” he said. “They say Democrats are so angry that the angrier a candidate can be, the better chance he or she has to win the Democratic nomination.
“Well, I don’t believe it.”
For Biden’s team, the Democrats jockeying for ever more dramatic solutions to the nation’s problems are missing the point. They think the Democratic Party is already fundamentally different from the GOP, which shifted rapidly to the right on many issues in recent years, and say there’s no need to answer that with a lunge to the left.
A January poll by the Pew Research Center found that 58 percent of Republicans wanted their party to become more conservative. In contrast, 53 percent of Democrats wanted their party to become more moderate.
That raises the question of whether the party’s center of gravity lies less with vocal activists than with a quieter group of voters that is less likely to join Twitter or show up at campaign events. “His candidacy may be different,” says Biden’s campaign pollster John Anzalone, “But it is the one that is working.”….