Polls show that most Democrats aren’t too happy with Biden and aren’t thrilled that he’s the party’s designated nominee, and New Hampshire also shows that they’ve decided to stick with him no matter what.
New Hampshire gave Dems the perfect chance to sideline Biden. Not only is the state somewhat independent-minded, but Biden wasn’t even on the ballot because his people were too afraid that he would lose. Instead the state party, humiliatingly, organized a write-in campaign for him.
Biden didn’t campaign in the state, Rep. Dean Phillps, his only real opponent did, and still lost badly to a write-in campaign for a guy who didn’t show up.
Was anyone taking part in a write-in campaign for Biden because they’re enthusiastic for him? Nope. It’s party discipline.
And this is what’s putting Dems on a path to defeat.
It’s also why the party is having so much trouble dislodging Biden. Obama clearly thinks Biden should go, but hasn’t even clearly said it out loud. Much like 2016, there’s the air inside the party that it’s sleepwalking into a disaster that it can’t do anything about because so much of their vote is semi-automatic with pre-programmed electorates, bloc votes and ballot harvesters who will turn out the vote for whoever the party candidate is. Political machines are a strength, but like most forms of collectivism, also a weakness offering no market tests for candidates and setting the stage for general election disasters.