A 10-Word Epitaph for Democrats’ Hopes - The Dispatch

It was the week that Democrats had been waiting for. 

Former President Donald Trump, on the precipice of locking down the Republican nomination, was causing chaos everywhere, while the members of his party in Congress were cutting each other’s throats.

Then came these words: a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Biden says that the magnitude of the threat posed by Trump is why he had no choice but to seek a second term. He is, no doubt, well-meaning,” and certainly a sympathetic” figure. But what the president is not is a person with a true sense of himself and of his condition. And those things will not get any better in the 269 days until the election.

If Trump is returned to power, there will be many who deserve blame—the voters, the craven Republicans who abetted him against their own judgment, the media hucksters who went along for the ride—but very near the top of the list will be Biden and his inner circle, particularly the first lady, who did not find the courage and humility to step aside. 

Chris Stirewalt

February 11, 2024

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