Candidates whose numbers are good enough can try to shoot the primary rapids without complying with any of the ideological purity tests. They treat the primaries like a general election, and concentrate on building a national image and winning over independents and centrists.
Joe Biden seemed like he had the numbers to do it. And his strategy seemed to be working.
But the idea that he could get through the primaries without taking a beating or having to pass any purity tests that will hurt him in the general election was always delusional. Democrats, the rank and file, would be okay with Biden, no matter what he did, because he appears electable.
But the party itself is the most radical it’s ever been and much of that radicalism has been fed by the media.
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