Yes, this election will be awesome.
Joe Biden outperformed Hillary Clinton in county after county in the Michigan Democratic primary on Tuesday, raising questions yet again about whether “electability” really is just about sexism.
Overall, Clinton lost by less than 2 percentage points in the state. Biden won by 16.
The difference in these outcomes was made all the more stark by the similarities between the candidates. New York Times columnist Charles Blow pointed out what many former Clinton fans were thinking: “Biden isn’t that much different from Hillary Clinton on the issues. Big difference: she was a woman and he isn’t.”
That’s the only difference I can think of between them. Chromosomes. When I look at them, I don’t see corrupt political hacks, I see chromosomes.
The swing toward Biden in 2020 was driven by white voters: Both white men and white women backed the former Vice President by 10 points more than they did Clinton in 2016, according to CNN exit polls. Sanders, notably, saw double-digit dips in support across the two groups after winning them last cycle. Meanwhile, support for Clinton and Biden among black voters was about the same.
So did Biden do better on his own terms or because this time around, Bernie Sanders did worse.
The Left is incapable of accepting that proposition or realizing that Bernie’s embrace of Castro, calls to nationalize everything, and surrogates who were hateful extremists might have hurt him. So, they erase Sanders from the equation, and just assume that Biden did better than Hillary Clinton because white people are sexist.
Yup. This election will be awesome.